Party affiliation: Australian Democrats
Secretary, Australian Democrats Mount Gambier Branch, 1982-1985. Branch Representative, State Council, Australian Democrats, 198386. Policy Convenor, Australian Democrats, South Australia, 1986-1987, Vice-President, 1986-1987, State President, 1987-1989.
Senator to Parliament of South Australia, under Section 15, since 1990. Member, Senate Legislative Committee and General Purpose Standing Community Affairs, since 1990. Spokesperson for Australian Democrats on Arts, Sport, Tourism and Territories.
Spokesperson Australian Democrats for Status of Women, 1990, for Social Security, including Retirement Income, for Community Services, including Aged Care, and for Sport and Tourism, since 1990. Professional career: teacher. Councillor, Australian Conservation Foundation.