MP Profiles

Hon Dennis Hood MLC,
Member of the Legislative Council for Family First

Dennis Hood is a Member of the Legislative Council and Parliamentary Leader for the Family First Party in South Australia. He joined his former parliamentary colleague, Andrew Evans - replaced by the Hon Robert Brokenshire MLC in 2008 - in the Upper House after being elected in the 2006 State Election.

In State Parliament, Dennis has fought to promote and protect traditional family values, whilst seeking to introduce legislation that fosters a better quality of life for all South Australians.

Dennis is currently on the Social Development Committee administered by the South Australian Parliament, Chairman of the Family First Party’s State Executive and Member of the Family First Party’s Federal Executive.

Prior to entering politics, Dennis spent some 12 years in the pharmaceutical industry, progressing to Senior Management in Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest healthcare company.

Dennis is 42 years old, a Justice of the Peace and holds a university degree in economics and an honours degree in politics and philosophy.

He has been married to Lisa for 13 years, with whom he has a daughter:

Hon Robert Brokenshire MLC,
Member of the Legislative Council for Family First

Robert Brokenshire is now serving in his seventeenth year in Parliament, having previously been a Government and Shadow Minister in the House of Assembly. His portfolios as Minister included: Police, Corrections, Emergency Services, Gambling and Volunteers.

Robert is committed to the values of the Family First Party and was appointed to the Upper House following the retirement of Hon Andrew Evans, and was re-elected at the 2010 State Election. As a Member for Family First, he has taken up an independent watchdog role to hold the government accountable to ensure that people are put first before politics and power.

During recent years in Parliament, Robert has held roles on various committees including: Aboriginal Lands Parliamentary Standing Committee, Families SA, Taxi Industry in SA, Certain Matters Relating to Horse Racing in SA, Budget and Finance, Natural Resources, Forestry SA and Correctional Services.

Robert also regularly uses the Freedom of Information process as part of his commitment to accountable and transparent government.

From the Mt Compass area, Robert is a dairy farmer with a passion for families and communities and is determined to make a difference in State Politics. He is married with three beautiful adult children.

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