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Hon Robert Simms

Legislative Council

About Me

Full Name
Robert Andrew Simms
Greens SA
Legislative Council
Date Elected
04 May 2021
•Flagstaff Hill Primary School
•Aberfoyle Park High School
•University of South Australia
•Flinders University
Prior Employment
Former Senator for South Australia, Former Adelaide City Councillor
Public Activities
•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.
Other Information
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.

Electoral History

Reason (if retired)
04 May 2021 - Current
Legislative Council
Greens SA

Committee Membership

30 Aug 2023 - 17 Nov 2023
03 May 2023 - Current
22 Feb 2023 - Current
01 Jun 2022 - Current
03 May 2022 - Current
03 May 2022 - Current
09 Sep 2021 - 18 Feb 2022
11 May 2021 - 17 Nov 2021
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.