Mr Nick Champion MP

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Member for Spence, South Australia

Positions
Deputy Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 89, 600 Main North Road
Smithfield, SA, 5114

Postal address

PO Box 288
Smithfield, SA, 5114

Telephone:
(08) 8284 2422
Fax:
(08) 8284 2433

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4451
Fax:
(02) 6277 8511

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Wakefield, South Australia, 2007. Re-elected 2010, 2013, 2016. Elected to the House of Representatives for Spence, South Australia following electoral redistribution, 2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Crime Commission from 18.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Public Works from 18.2.2008 to 19.7.2010.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 25.10.2010 to 15.9.2016; Parliamentary Library from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 23.7.2019 (Deputy Chair from 24.7.2019).
  • Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 21.10.2010 to 14.3.2012; Parliamentary Budget Office from 23.11.2010 to 23.3.2011; Christmas Island Tragedy from 22.3.2011 to 29.6.2011.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Industry, Science and Innovation from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Primary Industries and Resources from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010; Infrastructure and Communications from 14.3.2012 to 5.8.2013.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Caucus Secretary of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Labor Party from 2010 to 2011
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health from 1.7.2014 to 13.10.2015.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Manufacturing from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing and Science from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
Party positions
  • President of the Australian Labor Party State Branch (SA) from 2005 to 2006.
Personal
  • Born 27.2.1972, Elizabeth, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • GradDipComm (University of South Australia)
  • BA (University of South Australia)
  • Occupational health and safety officer, training officer and organiser, Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association
  • Sport and Recreation Policy Adviser to the Hon. M Wright, MHA (SA)
Electorate
  • Description: Wakefield
  • Location: north and east of Adelaide; it includes the centres of Balaklava, Clare, Craigmore, Elizabeth, Freeling, Gawler, Kapunda, Mallala, Munno Para, Riverton, Tarlee, Virginia and Williamstown, and parts of Salisbury and Port Wakefield.
  • Area: 6,407 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 112,251 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: commercial, retail and technology-based industry, defence, Edinburgh RAAF Base, automotive manufacturing, cereal crops, sheep, cattle, market gardens and viticulture.
  • Electorate: Wakefield includes the South Australian Legislative Assembly electorates of Light and Napier, and parts of Frome, Goyder, Little Para, Ramsay, Schubert, Stuart and Taylor.