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Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield was sworn in as Senator for Victoria in the Australian Parliament on 1 April 2004 and re-elected at the 2007 and 2013 elections.
Senator Fifield was previously the Assistant Minister for Social Services, with responsibility for disabilities and ageing.
Mitch was appointed as the Minister for Communications, Minister for the Arts and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government on 21 September 2015.
Mitch also serves as a member of the Prime Minister’s Leadership Group and the Senate leadership team, as Manager of Government Business in the Senate.
Before entering Parliament, Mitch worked as a senior political adviser to the former Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello, and held senior advisory positions in the Victorian Kennett and New South Wales Greiner governments. Mitch has served as a reservist in the Australian Army Psychology Corps and studied politics at Sydney University.
Mitch was an Ambassador for the not-for-profit school music organisation The Song Room and was an Advisory Board Member for the Yachad Accelerated Learning Project for indigenous students. Mitch was a founding director and is the current chair of the Sir Paul Hasluck Foundation.