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Susan Close

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Preceded by  Kevin Foley
Alma mater  Flinders University
Nationality  Australian
Name  Susan Close

Political party  Labor
Education  Flinders University
Spouse(s)  Declan
Party  Australian Labor Party

Occupation  Executive Director, Strategy (DENR)
Role  Member of the South Australian House of Assembly
Office  Member of the South Australian House of Assembly since 2012
Residence  Semaphore, Adelaide, Australia

Susan Elizabeth Close is an Australian politician representing the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Port Adelaide for the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party since the 2012 by-election. Close has held portfolios in the Cabinet of South Australia since May 2014.



Close earned a PhD in political science at Flinders University and worked as a public servant.


Close retained Port Adelaide for Labor at the 2012 by-election with a 42.3 percent primary and a 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.


Close has previously served as Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade, Minister for the Public Sector, Minister for Automotive Transformation and Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation.

Current portfolios

Close represents the following portfolios in the Cabinet of South Australia:

  • Minister for Education and Child Development
  • Minister for Higher Education and Skills
  • References

    Susan Close Wikipedia