Anne Ruston Wiki – Anne Ruston Biography
Anne Ruston (born Anne Sowerby Ruston) is an Australian politician who has served as Minister for Families and Social Services in the Morrison Government since 2019. She has been a Senator for South Australia since 2012. Before she ventured into politics, she was a commercial rose-grower and chief executive of the National Wine Centre. She was appointed to the Senate to fill a casual vacancy caused by the resignation of Mary Jo Fisher. She served as Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources in the Turnbull Government from 2015 to 2018 and as Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific in the Morrison Government from 2018 to 2019. She was elevated to cabinet following the 2019 election. She holds the degree of Bachelor of Business from the University of Southern Queensland.
In 1996, she was appointed Chief Executive at the National Wine Centre until 2002, following which she became a commercial rose producer. From 2003 to 2015, she was the owner and managing director of Ruston’s Roses, the largest rose garden in Australia. Her uncle David Ruston founded the rose garden and was the first Australian to serve as president of the World Federation of Rose Societies. She started her political career as an electorate officer for state Liberal Chaffey MP Peter Arnold. Upon the election of the Dean Brown Liberal government in 1993 she became a state Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister for Industrial Affairs and Tourism, Recreation, Sport and Racing.
She became Vice-President of the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia in 2011. In August 2012, she was chosen by the federal Liberal Party of Australia and appointed by a joint sitting of the Parliament of South Australia on 5 September 2012 to fill the casual vacancy in the Senate created by the parliamentary resignation of Mary Jo Fisher. She became Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources in the First Turnbull Ministry on 21 September 2015. Following the 2019 election, she was elevated to the Cabinet and was appointed Minister for Families and Social Services in the Second Morrison Ministry.
Anne Ruston Age
She was born on June 10, 1963 in Renmark, Australia.
Anne Ruston Husband
She is married to her husband, Richard Fewster. They have a son together.
Anne Ruston Children
She has one child, a son.
Anne Ruston Nationality
She is of Australian nationality.
Anne Ruston Instagram
She is on Instagram as @anne_ruston. Her Instagram bio reads, “Country girl & Senator for SA. Minister for Families, Social Services & Women’s Safety. Take a behind the scenes look at my day-to-day role.”