Labor contender Khatija Thomas, who has long established links with Port Augusta, will vie for the seat of Stuart – the state’s second largest electorate which covers towns including Kapunda.
Ms Thomas shares how she has a particular passion for empowering regional remote communities to make informed decisions, advocate their own priorities and engage meaningfully with government.
Her interest in politics stems from her Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice studies completed at Flinders University in 2000. In 2001 she was admitted to practise in the Supreme Court of South Australia.
Since that time Ms Thomas has held various legal positions across the state and abroad including completing a 12 month Australian Youth Ambassador for Development placement.
She has worked as a solicitor in community legal centres which often takes her to rural and remote communities of SA.
Ms Thomas explained how she, with her family, moved from Port Augusta to Adelaide in the 1980s to complete her education.