Vickie Chapman is an Australian politician, representing the South Australian House of Assembly know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Salary and Age.
|Birthdate||21 June 1957|
|Age (as of 2021)||64 years|
|Place of Birth||Kangaroo Island, Australia|
|Education||The University of Adelaide, Pembroke School|
|Profession||Attorney-General of South Australia|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
Vickie Ann Chapman is an Australian politician, representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Bragg for the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia since the 2002 election. She is the first woman to hold either post.Chapman has previously served as deputy leader of the Liberal Party from 2006 to 2009, and became deputy leader again in 2013.
Early Life and Family
Chapman was born on Kangaroo Island. One of seven children, Chapman attended the Kangaroo Island Parndana Area School, and following the death of her mother at age 12, she later attended Pembroke School in Adelaide. She studied a law degree at the University of Adelaide and graduated in 1979 as a barrister.Chapman’s father, Ted, was a member of the Liberal and Country League and then the South Australian Division of the Liberal Party of Australia in the South Australian House of Assembly.
Vickie Chapman Husband, Is Vickie Chapman Married
Vickie Chapman Married with David who died in 2001 and she moved from Wayville to Tusmore with her two children. One of her children is Channel 7 reporter Alex Hart.
Vickie Chapman Net Worth
Vickie Ann Chapman is an Australian politician, representing the South Australian House of Assembly has an estimated Net Worth around $2 Million in 2021.
As the Liberal Party state president from 1992–95, Chapman attempted to win Liberal preselection for the federal division of Barker in 1998.When sitting member Graham Ingerson resigned, Chapman contested preselection against Liberal minister Michael Armitage, who was seeking to move from his marginal seat of Adelaide. Chapman easily gained preselection and retained Bragg with a slight 0.4-point two-party swing at the 2002 state election when the Liberals lost government. However, she won 61.9 percent of the primary vote, easily enough to retain the seat outright.
Chapman immediately joined the front bench, assuming the shadow portfolios of Education and Children’s Services. She was soon touted by some quarters, within her party and in the media, as a future Liberal leader. In other quarters, however, Chapman was seen as a continuation of the factional battles that have long plagued the SA Liberals.
The Liberals were cut down to only 15 seats at the 2006 election landslide. Chapman herself suffered a substantial 6.8-point two-party swing, but still retained Bragg with a comfortable majority of 12.6 percent, leaving Bragg as the only safe Liberal seat in Adelaide and one of only four safe Liberal seats statewide. Chapman was elected as deputy Liberal leader, and hence Deputy Leader of the Opposition, in an unexpected joint ticket with factional rival Iain Evans.
Strong backing was received from federal Sturt MP Christopher Pyne, a longtime factional ally of Chapman, as well as another prominent boss of the SA Liberals’ moderate faction, former Premier Dean Brown.She retained the deputy’s post when Martin Hamilton-Smith ousted Evans as leader in 2007.
Despite having attempted to previously oust Hamilton-Smith as leader and having attempted to later defeat Redmond in a leadership ballot, Chapman voted for Hamilton-Smith in his successful bid as deputy leader on 31 March 2010 in a vote held after the third consecutive Liberal loss at the 2010 election where Chapman gained a substantial 9.1-point two-party swing.
Voting for Hamilton-Smith as deputy meant not voting for Evans.Chapman drew headlines in the last week before the 2010 election for not being willing to publicly refuse challenging Redmond for the leadership and faced accusations, particularly by Hamilton-Smith, of derailing the Liberal campaign, with “Chapman Could Challenge” posters hung beneath many of the Liberal “Redmond is Ready” posters.
Chapman was reappointed deputy opposition leader on 4 February 2013, and chose to announce she would rule out challenging new leader Steven Marshall.Upon the fourth consecutive Liberal loss at the 2014 election, Chapman suffered a 1.5-point two-party swing but still retained Bragg with a comfortably safe 68.7 percent two-party vote.Chapman lost a vote of non-confidence as Deputy Premier in the South Australian Parliament on 18 November 2021 after a parliamentary inquiry found her conflict of interest as Minister for Planning and Local Government and recommended for her to be found guilty of contempt of parliament for misleading the house.