Norm Peterson (politician)

Norman Thomas "Norm" Peterson (born 1939[1]) is an independent Australian politician who held the seat of Semaphore in the South Australian House of Assembly from the 1979 to the 1993 elections.

He was officially "Independent Labor",[2][3] and helped the Bannon Labor government secure government after the 1989 elections, serving as Speaker of the South Australian House of Assembly from 1990 to 1993.[1]

After his seat was abolished in a redistribution, he ran unsuccessfully for the Legislative Council in 1993. He received 1.14% of the vote, well short of the 8.3% required (after preferences) to be elected.

Peterson in his youth played boxing, rugby union, and rowing. He also worked as a waterside worker in Port Adelaide.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Martin, Robert (2009). Responsible Government in South Australia: Playford to Rann 1957–2007. Volume Two. Kent Town, South Australia: Wakefield Press. p. 184. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  2. ^ Parliamentary profile
  3. ^ Past Elections (House of Assembly), ABC
Parliament of South Australia
Preceded by
Jack Olson
Member for Semaphore
District abolished
Preceded by
John Trainer
Speaker of the
South Australian House of Assembly

Succeeded by
Graham Gunn