Vale Steele Hall and Jennifer Cashmore AM

Monday 10 June 2024
Vale Steele Hall and Jennifer Cashmore AM

I’m deeply saddened to learn of the passing of two stalwarts of the South Australian Liberal Party today.

Steele Hall served with distinction as South Australia’s 36th Premier from 1968 to 1970. He was regarded as principled and selfless, and left a lasting legacy for our state, perhaps most notably in his efforts toward electoral reform, and in determining the site for the Adelaide Festival Centre.

In 1977, Jennifer Cashmore AM became the third woman to be elected to the House of Assembly in South Australian history, representing the former electorate of Coles. A trailblazer for women’s participation in politics and public life, Jennifer served her electorate for sixteen years until her retirement in 1993. Amongst her many achievements, Jennifer played a key role in establishing the Olympic Dam mine, led reform in palliative care laws, and was a strong advocate for environmental issues. After leaving Parliament, Jennifer continued to be active in public life, and as recently as April this year she joined my Liberal Party colleagues and I on the steps of Parliament at a rally to protect the South Australian Museum.

Our thoughts are with the families of both Steele and Jennifer at this difficult time. The Liberal Party and South Australia are better off for their service to our great state.

Vale Steele Hall.

Vale Jennifer Cashmore AM.