Robert Andrew Simms
•Flagstaff Hill Primary School
•Aberfoyle Park High School
•University of South Australia
Former Senator for South Australia, Former Adelaide City Councillor
•Coordinator of the Greens Policy Committee (SA), 2008.
•Member of the Greens National Coordinating Group, 2009
•Member of the Greens National Election Campaign Committee from 2009 to 2011.
•Delegate to the Greens National Council from 2010 to 2011
•Delegate to the Greens National Conference, 2011
•Secretary of the Greens State Branch (SA), 2011.
•Assistant Convenor of the Greens State Branch (SA), 2012.
•Co-Convenor of the Greens State Branch (SA), 2014.
•Delegate to the Greens National Conference, 2014.
•Convenor of the Greens State Branch (SA), 2015.
Robert Simms is a Member of the Legislative Council in the Parliament of South Australia. Over the past decade Robert has been a passionate advocate for progressive values and South Australian communities at every level of government. Prior to entering state parliament Robert served as a Senator for South Australia and a City of Adelaide area councillor, before succeeding long-serving Greens MLC Mark Parnell in May 2021.As the first out gay man to represent South Australia in federal parliament, Robert has been a strong voice for LGBTI rights from Adelaide Town Hall to Canberra. In a time of extraordinary transition, Robert has also fought for clean, secure and future-proof South Australian jobs, greater investment in higher education, and better outcomes for our environment and our community.Joining Tammy Franks MLC in the Greens state parliament team, Robert is committed to making South Australia a more sustainable, fair and prosperous state.