Senator Robert Simms

Robert Simms

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Senator for South Australia

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3628
Fax:
(02) 6277 5871

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Level 3
27 Leigh Street
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Postal address
PO Box 8117 Station Arcade
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Telephone:
(08) 8410 4588
Fax:
(08) 8410 4599

Connect with Senator Robert Simms

Email
senator.simms@aph.gov.au
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Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Simms

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Chosen by the Parliament of South Australia on 22.9.2015 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice Senator PL Wright (resigned) (term ends 30.6.2017).

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Committee service

  • Senate Select: Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 12.10.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation and References Committees from 14.10.15 to 9.5.16.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Australian Greens Portfolios: Higher Education; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Marriage Equality; Water and Murray Darling Basin from 22.9.15.

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Party positions

  • Greens State (SA) Policy Coordinator 2008.
  • Member, Greens National Coordinating Group 2009.
  • Member, Greens National Election Campaign Committee 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • Delegate, Greens National Council 2010 and 2011.
  • Convenor, Greens SA Federal Election Campaign Committee 2010.
  • Delegate, Greens National Conference 2011 and 2014.
  • Greens State (SA) Secretary 2011.
  • Assistant Convenor, Greens SA 2012.
  • State Co-Convenor, Greens SA 2014.
  • State Convenor, Greens SA 2015.

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Personal

  • Born 26.3.1984, Yorkshire, UK.
  • Single.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • LLB (Hons.) and BA (Politics and Sociology) (Flinders).
  • Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of SA 2008.
  • Grad. Cert. Journalism (UniSA).
  • Regional Support Radio (News) Journalist, ABC, 2007-08.
  • Policy and Advocacy Officer, Youth Affairs Council of South Australia 2007-08.
  • Media Advisor to Senator S Ludlam, 2008-09.
  • Advisor to Senator S Hanson-Young 2009-12.
  • Freelance writer 2012.
  • Academic (Casual), School of Social Policy and Policy Studies, Flinders University 2012-14.
  • Projects and Administration Officer, Flinders University 2013-15.

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Local government service

  • Area Councillor, Adelaide City Council, 2014-15.

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