The Honourable Jennifer Cashmore AM


Jennifer Cashmore was the third woman to be elected to the South Australian House of Assembly. She became South Australia’s first female Minister of Health when she was promoted to that position in 1979 in the Liberal Tonkin government. For twelve of the close to seventeen years in which Cashmore served in the state House of Assembly she was the only woman representative of her party. She campaigned on environmental issues and became known for her work to develop legislation and practices regarding compassionate care for the dying.