|Member of the Australian Parliament
24 November 2007
|Preceded by||David Fawcett|
27 February 1972 |
Elizabeth, South Australia, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||University of South Australia|
Nicholas David "Nick" Champion (born 27 February 1972 in Elizabeth, South Australia), is an Australian Labor Party member of the House of Representatives seat of Wakefield since the 2007 election. He is Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing and Science and the Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.
Champion was born in Elizabeth in South Australia. He spent his early years in the rural town of Kapunda and completed his secondary education at Kapunda High School while working part-time as a fruit picker. He also previously worked as a cleaner, salesman and trolley collector. He completed an Arts degree and a Graduate Diploma in Communication at the University of South Australia.
Champion became a union official at the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) in 1994, serving as an organiser, training officer and occupational health and safety officer. He is aligned with the Labor Right.
Champion became only the third Labor member ever to win Wakefield at the 2007 election with a 56.6 percent two-party vote. Champion made it a safe Labor seat on paper at the 2010 election with a 62 percent two-party vote, and became the first Labor member to be re-elected to Wakefield. The South Australian federal redistribution in 2011 had the greatest impact on Wakefield where the Labor margin declined by 1.5 percent. Champion retained Wakefield at the 2013 election on a 53.4 percent two-party vote even as Labor lost government, marking the first time the non-Labor parties won government at an election without winning Wakefield. Champion increased his margin at the 2016 election with a 61 percent two-party vote, again making Wakefield a safe Labor seat on paper.
- Nick Champion profile: ALP
- Wakefield MP's push to remove 'pokies trickery': The Advertiser 13/9/2009
- Nick Champion: APH
- "Big swings against Coalition across SA". 24 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-25.
- Search or browse Hansard for Nick Champion at OpenAustralia.org
- Summary of parliamentary voting for Nick Champion MP on TheyVoteForYou.org.au
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