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Simon Birmingham

Simon Birmingham has served as a Liberal Party Senator for South Australia since May 2007 and was appointed Minister for Education and Training in 2015. Mr Birmingham completed a Masters of Business Administration from University of Adelaide. Prior to entering the Senate, Mr Birmingham worked for a number of industry bodies, establishing particular experience in the wine, tourism and hospitality sectors – industries that are critical to South Australia's prosperity. After less than three years in the Senate, he was appointed to the Shadow Ministry, serving as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray-Darling Basin and the Environment until the 2013 election. Following the change of government in 2013, Mr Birmingham became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment, with responsibility for water policy including the Murray-Darling Basin, National Parks and the Bureau of Meteorology. In 2014, he was Assistant Minister for Education and Training in the Abbott Ministry, with specific responsibility for vocational education, apprenticeships, training and skills. In August 2018, Mr Birmingham became the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Foreign Investment under the Morrison government.
Bio last updated 27 Aug 2018

Article Timeline

Positions - Current

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Minister for Trade, Tourism & Foreign Investment.
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2018
Deputy Senate Government Leader
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2018
Senator for South Australia
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2007
Member
Liberal Party of Australia
Liberal Party of Australia
2004

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Minister for Education & Training
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2015 - 2018
Assistant Minister for Education & Training
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2014 - 2015
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2013 - 2014

Roles

2018
Minister for Trade, Tourism & Foreign Investment.
2018
Deputy Senate Government Leader
2007
Senator for South Australia
Year started and most recent title

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