Hon Nick Champion MP
Minister for Planning, Housing
and Urban Development

Nick Champion, born in Elizabeth, South Australia, has spent much of his working life advocating for workers’ rights and representing his local community.

First elected to Federal Parliament in 2007, Mr Champion served as Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing and Science, and was Deputy Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.

Mr Champion resigned from Federal Parliament in 2022 to contest the State seat of Taylor.

Upon his election to State Parliament, Mr Champion joined the Malinauskas Labor Government’s Cabinet holding the economic development portfolios of Trade and Investment, Housing and Urban Development, and Planning, as he strives to deliver economic growth and plan for the future of South Australia.

Previously, Mr Champion studied a Bachelor of Arts at UniSA and a Graduate Diploma in Communication. While completing his studies Mr Champion became a union official at the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association.

Mr Champion is married to Fiona, with the pair now raising their seven-year-old daughter Louise.