Title Biography for CHAMPION, Nicholas (Nick) David
Database Biographies
Date 23-02-2022 03:31 AM
Source Parliamentary Library
Current member No
State SA
Electorate Spence
System Id handbook/allmps/HW9

CHAMPION, Nicholas (Nick) DavidBiography for CHAMPION, Nicholas (Nick) David

Member for Spence (SA)

Australian Labor Party

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. Resigned 22.2.2022.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) 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 to 1.12.2020 (Deputy Chair from 24.7.2019 to 1.12.2020).

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 24.6.2014 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.


Born 27.2.1972, Elizabeth, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

GradDipComm (University of South Australia).

BA (University of South Australia).

Occupational health and safety officer for the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association.

Sport and Recreation Policy Adviser to the Hon. M Wright, MHA (SA).

Training Officer for the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association.

Organiser for the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association.


Name: Spence

Location: The Division of Spence consists of: City of Playford, Town of Gawler, part of the Barossa Council, part of the City of Salisbury, and part of the Light Regional Council.

Area: 532 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 119,385 (at 7.6.2019)

Industries: Commercial, defence, Edinburgh RAAF Base, retail and technology based industry, Lyell McEwin Hospital, market gardens and viticulture.