Out and About

Electrolyte Icy Poles drop off

In anticipation of the hot weather that is expected over the next week, I have been dropping off some electrolyte icy poles to some of my elderly constituents to help them keep their fluids up and stay cool.

If you know of anyone who might benefit from “Telecross” – a service where Red Cross gives you a daily telephone call to check on your well-being – please phone 1300 885 698 to register.

'Instant Family' blockbuster screening

Yesterday I joined foster carers, NGO staff and department staff to view the movie called “Instant Family”.

The movie is based on the Directors own experience of becoming foster carers. Their instant family consisted of 3 siblings, one who only eats potato chips, another who reacts sensitively to every instance and a rebellious teenager made for this heart-warming story about their journey.

Operation Flinders Quiz Night 2018

I am proud to have been able to sponsor a number of young people to attend the award-winning Operation Flinders exercises which are held in the Flinders Ranges several times each year. This program offers a new direction for young people at risk and has been transforming lives for 25 years.

Remembrance Day at Walkerville Memorial Garden

On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015, Rachel attended the Remembrance Day Ceremony at Walkerville Memorial Garden. This year it makes the 97th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Neighbour Day 2017

Neighbour Day is Australia’s annual celebration of community, encouraging people to connect with those who live in their neighbourhood.


The Big Issue CEO Selling Challenge

Rachel joined Big Issue Vendor, Vernon, on Monday, 1 February outside the Body Shop at Rundle Mall to sell copies of The Big Issue. This is the second year that Rachel has participated in the CEO Selling Challenge to show her support and to take a stand against homelessness and disadvantage.

Adelaide Pongal 2017 Harvest Festival

On January 15 2017 Rachel attended the Adelaide Pongal Harvest Festival, organised by the Adelaide Tamil Association in Bonython Park.


Adelaide White Ribbon Breakfast

White Ribbon Australia’s campaign asks people to stand up, speak out and act to prevent men’s violence against women. As the Shadow Minister for Families and Child Protection and Social Housing, Rachel is faced with some harsh realities of domestic violence while she works to assist those experiencing domestic violence.

Operation Flinders - Parliament House

For the past 3 years Rachel has been supporting Operation Flinders by setting up a Prospect Chapter and raising money to support 10 local youth aged 14-17 years old to participate in the Operations Flinders program.

2015 School Graduations - Rachel's Electorate

Each year Rachel looks forward to attending as many School graduations and special events in her electorate as she can.