Senator Mitch Fifield was today delighted to be appointed as the Coalition’s spokesman for Disabilities, Carers and the Voluntary Sector.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to represent the interests of carers, people with disabilities and volunteers as part of Malcolm Turnbull’s team,” Senator Fifield said.
“Australia has incredibly dedicated and selfless carers and volunteers, who make a crucial contribution to the community.
“The recent fires in my home state of Victoria have shown the important role of volunteers. We should be extremely grateful for their efforts.
“As Shadow Parliamentary Secretary, I will ensure that the interests of these Australians are well represented.
“I will also stand up for the interests of Australians with disabilities. The way a society treats those with challenges is a test for a compassionate society.”
Senator Fifield’s background:
Senator Mitch Fifield was sworn in as Senator for Victoria in the Australian Parliament on 1 April 2004 and re-elected at the 2007 election.
Mitch is Deputy Chair of the Senate Finance and Public Administration Committee and a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
Before entering Parliament, Mitch worked as senior political adviser to the former Federal Treasurer and held senior advisory positions in the Kennett and Greiner state governments.
Mitch has served as a reservist in the Australian Army Psychology Corps and studied politics at Sydney University. He is an Ambassador for the not-for-profit school music organisation The Song Room and an Advisory Board Member for the Yachad Accelerated Learning Project.