Tarnia is the SA-BEST candidate for the seat of Ramsay. She is passionate about improving outcomes for families and young people in Adelaide's northern suburbs.
She hopes to do this by helping kids to be more engaged in their education, tackling unemployment and underemployment, and addressing the sky-high cost of essential services and other living costs.
After having her two children, Tarnia studied Media at the University of Adelaide. She worked at Radio Adelaide as a volunteer breakfast producer and newsreader. Talking about politics on the radio fuelled her strong interest in social issues and justice.
Tarnia has also worked in the retail, hospitality and automotive industries, and most recently worked as an Electorate Officer for former Senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore. Having worked as a casual employee for a large part of her career, Tarnia has first-hand experience with being under-employed, and truly understands the struggles faced by battlers who are just trying to get by.
Tarnia is a true local, she was born in Adelaide, has lived in the North-Western suburbs for nearly her entire life, and is incredibly proud to have recently bought her home in Salisbury.
Tarnia's community work has included raising seedlings to re-vegetate SA as a volunteer grower over the last 20 years for Trees For Life SA, volunteering with Surf Lifesaving, and most recently working as part of a team that raised over $6000 to support cancer research.
Tarnia can often be seen participating in the local Parkrun events, running her teenagers around to sporting activities, and picking up litter on the streets and beaches around Adelaide.
As a true local, Tarnia wants to make a difference for her community. She is attracted to Nick Xenophon's focus on finding practical solutions to South Australia's problems. Tarnia wants to bring that sensible approach to deliver real change for the people of Ramsay.
You can contact Tarnia via email at email@example.com or call the campaign office on (08) 8545 0400 and arrange to meet with her to discuss any issues that concerns you in Ramsay. To view Tarnia’s electorate page, click here.