John Hill (Australian politician)

John David Hill (born 3 December 1949), Australian politician, represented the electoral district of Kaurna in the South Australian House of Assembly for the Labor Party from 1997 to 2014.

John Hill

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Minister for Health
In office
4 November 2005 – 21 January 2013
PremierMike Rann (2005–2011)
Jay Weatherill (2011–2013)
Preceded byLea Stevens
Succeeded byJack Snelling
Member of the South Australian Parliament
for Kaurna
In office
11 October 1997 – 15 March 2014
Preceded byLorraine Rosenberg
Succeeded byChris Picton
Personal details
John David Hill

(1949-12-03) 3 December 1949 (age 70)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLabor Party
Alma materUniversity of Sydney
University of Adelaide

Born in Sydney, Hill attended the University of Sydney and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He moved to South Australia in 1974 and became a teacher. He also studied at the University of Adelaide and received his law degree.

Following a brief stint as a ministerial adviser during the Bannon Government, Hill became a party official, becoming State Secretary in 1994. He was elected to Parliament as member for Kaurna at the 1997 state election.

After Labor won the 2002 election, Hill became a minister in the Rann Government. Initially given the portfolios of Minister for Environment and Conservation, Minister for the River Murray, Minister for the Southern Suburbs, Minister Assisting the Premier in the Arts and Minister for Gambling, Hill gained his current portfolios after a number of cabinet reshuffles.

The 2006 election saw Hill gain a swing of 11.0% to a total margin of 22.0%

Hill did not re-contest his seat at the 2014 election.[1]

Hill is a member of the Ministers' Club at EPODE International Network – the world's largest obesity-prevention network.[2][3]

John Hill's political memoir, On Being a Minister - Behind the Mask, was published in February 2016.[4]

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  1. ^ "Senior Ministers to quit State Parliament". ABC News. 15 January 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
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  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 27 March 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ John Hill: On Being a Minister - Behind the Mask Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 2016. ISBN 9781743053973
Hill opening the Museums Australia 2012 Conference at the University of Adelaide
South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Lorraine Rosenberg
Member for Kaurna
Succeeded by
Chris Picton