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 and 2013 elections.
Senator Fifield was previously the Assistant Minister for Social Services, with
responsibility for disabilities and ageing.
was appointed as the Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts and
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government on 21 September
also serves as a member of the Prime Minister's Leadership Group and the Senate
leadership team, as Manager of Government Business in the Senate.
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.