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The Minister for Education and Child Development (DECD)

The Hon Susan Close MP

Dr Susan Close was first elected as the State Member for Port Adelaide in February 2012.

She was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Public Sector in February 2013. Following the 2014 State election, Dr Close was appointed Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade and Minister for the Public Sector. She was appointed Minister for Education and Child Development in February 2015 and gained the Higher Education and Skills portfolio in January 2016.

Dr Close has also chaired two parliamentary select committee inquiries.

Before entering parliament, Dr Close was an executive in the public service and previously worked at Adelaide University as director of student services.

She and her partner, Declan, have two children who attend public schools.

Minister for Education and Child Development

Phone: 8226 1205
Email: minister.close [at] sa.gov.au