Susan Close

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The Honourable Dr
Susan Close
BA(Hons), PhD, MP
Susan Close in Port Adelaide, March 2012
Member of the South Australian Parliament
for Port Adelaide
Assumed office
11 February 2012
Preceded by Kevin Foley
Personal details
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor
Spouse(s) Declan
Residence Semaphore
Alma mater Flinders University
Occupation Executive Director, Strategy (DENR)
Profession Public Servant
Website Parliamentary website

Susan Elizabeth Close is an Australian politician representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Port Adelaide for the Australian Labor Party since the 2012 Port Adelaide by-election.

Close retained the seat for Labor on a 42.3 percent primary and 52.9 percent two-candidate-preferred vote. The by-election was held after the resignation of the previous Labor incumbent Kevin Foley. She was re-elected with a two-party-preferred vote above 60 percent at the 2014 election and became Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation and Minister for the Public Sector.

Close earned a PhD in political science at Flinders University and worked as a public servant before entering parliament.[1]


External links[edit]

South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Kevin Foley
Member for Port Adelaide