Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Mitchell Fifield

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Senator for Victoria

Positions
Assistant Minister for Social Services
Manager of Government Business in the Senate
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7280
Fax:
(02) 6273 4138

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

42 Florence Street
Mentone, VIC, 3194

Postal address
42 Florence Street
Mentone, VIC, 3194

Telephone:
(03) 9584 2455
Fax:
(03) 9584 8347
Toll Free:
1300 797 110

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Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Fifield

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria 31.3.2004 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. RKR Alston (resigned) (term ended 30.6.2008). Elected 2007 (term began 1.7.2008) and 2013.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Assistant Minister for Social Services from 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 1.7.08 (Chair from 16.6.10) to 27.10.10; Selection of Bills from 9.3.10; Procedure from 21.3.11; Scrutiny of Bills from 1.7.11 (Chair from 6.7.11) to 16.3.12; Appropriations and Staffing from 13.11.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.05 to 11.9.06 and from 27.10.10 (Chair from 28.10.10) to 30.6.11; Finance and Public Administration from 11.9.06 to 11.3.09 (Chair from 22.3.07 to 11.2.08); Employment, Workplace Relations and Education from 11.9.06 to 9.5.07.
  • Senate Select: Housing Affordability in Australia from 14.2.08 to 16.6.08; Fuel and Energy from 12.11.08 to 30.8.10; Scrutiny of New Taxes from 30.9.10 to 1.11.11.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 17.8.07 to 19.7.10; Electoral Matters from 11.3.08 to 20.3.08.
  • Joint Select: DisabilityCare Australia from 19.6.13 to 5.8.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 9.3.10 to 19.7.10.
  • Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 28.9.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Manager of Government Business in the Senate from 12.11.13.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities, Carers and the Voluntary Sector from 20.2.09 to 14.9.10.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Disabilities, Carers and the Voluntary Sector from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • Delegate, Liberal Party State Council (Vic.) from 1996.
  • Delegate, Liberal Party Policy Assembly (Vic.) 1996 and from 2004.

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Personal

  • Born 16.1.1967, Sydney, NSW.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA (Syd).
  • Senior Research Officer to the NSW Minister for Transport and Sydney's Olympic Bid, the Hon. B Baird, MLA 1988-92.
  • Policy Adviser to the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Industrial Relations, the Hon. JD Anderson, MP 1992.
  • Senior Policy Adviser to the Victorian Minister for Transport, the Hon. AJ Brown, MLA 1992-96.
  • Senior Political Adviser to the Treasurer, the Hon. PH Costello, MP 1996-2003.

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Military Service

  • Reservist, 12 Psych Unit, Australian Army Psychology Corps 1985-87.

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