Nick Champion has been the Member for Wakefield in the Australian House of Representatives since November 2007. Born in Elizabeth, South Australia, he was educated at the University of South Australia, completing a Bachelor of Arts at the Salisbury campus. Before winning the seat of Wakefield he worked as a cleaner, salesman and trolley collector.
In 1994 he joined the Shop Distributive and Allied Employees’ Association and was later employed as an official. While employed at the union, Nick was an organiser, training officer and occupational health and safety officer.
He was the President of the South Australian branch of the ALP in 2005-6 and he has completed a Graduate Diploma in Communication from the University of South Australia.