the Hon Mitch Fifield was sworn in as Senator for Victoria in the Australian
Parliament on 1 April 2004 and re-elected at the 2007, 2013 and 2016 elections.
was first appointed as the Minister for Communications and Minister for the
Arts on 21 September 2015, and reappointed on 19 July 2016.
also serves as a member of the Prime Minister's Leadership Group as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate.
Fifield previously served in the social services portfolio as minister for
disabilities and ageing.
entering Parliament, Mitch worked as a senior political adviser to the former
Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, and held senior advisory positions in the
Victorian Kennett and New South Wales Greiner governments. Mitch has served as
a reservist in the Australian Army Psychology Corps and studied politics at
was an Ambassador for the not-for-profit school music organisation The Song
Room and was an Advisory Board Member for the Yachad Accelerated Learning
Project for indigenous students. Mitch was a founding director and is the
current chair of the Sir Paul Hasluck Foundation.