Former Senator Robert Simms

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Former Senator

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Biography

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 P Wright (resigned). Defeated at general elections 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Select: Murray-Darling Basin Plan from 12.10.2015 to 9.5.2016.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation from 14.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment: References from 14.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation from 4.2.2016 to 10.3.2016 (Substitute member from 4.2.2016 to 10.3.2016); Environment and Communications: References from 24.2.2016 to 9.5.2016 (Substitute member from 24.2.2016 to 9.5.2016).
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Greens Spokesperson on Higher Education; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Marriage Equality; Water and Murray Darling Basin from 22.9.2015 to 2.7.2016.
Party positions
  • Greens State (SA) Policy Coordinator 2008
  • Member, Greens National Coordinating Group 2009
  • Member, Greens National Election Campaign Committee 2009
  • Member, Greens National Election Campaign Committee 2010
  • Delegate, Greens National Council 2010
  • Convenor, Greens SA Federal Election Campaign Committee 2010
  • Delegate, Greens National Conference 2011
  • Delegate, Greens National Council 2011
  • Member, Greens National Election Campaign Committee 2011
  • Greens State (SA) Secretary 2011
  • Assistant Convenor, Greens SA 2012
  • State Co-Convenor, Greens SA 2014
  • Delegate, Greens National Conference 2014
  • State Convenor, Greens SA 2015
Personal
  • Born 26.3.1984, Yorkshire, England
  • Single
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LL.B (Hons.) (Flinders)
  • B.A (Politics and Sociology) (Flinders)
  • Grad. Cert. Journalism (UniSA)
  • Admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of SA 2008
  • 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