Senator The Hon Simon Birmingham

Federal Minister for Higher Education

Simon Birmingham has served as a Liberal Party Senator for South Australia since May 2007 and, in September 2015, was appointed Minister for Education and Training.

In 2013, Senator Birmingham served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and, in 2014, he was appointed to serve as the Assistant Minister for Education and Training in the Abbott Ministry, with specific responsibility for vocational education, apprenticeships, training and skills.