Robert Simms is a former Senator for South Australia and the first out gay man to represent SA in the Federal Parliament.
Robert is best known for his work on LGBTI rights in the Senate and was a strong advocate for Marriage Equality, Safe Schools, expanding access to HIV prevention tools and strengthening anti-discrimination laws.
Sworn into the Parliament at 31 years of age, Robert was also one of the nation’s youngest politicians.
Prior to entering the Senate, Robert served on Adelaide City Council where he promoted a progressive agenda which included: greener streets, better cycling infrastructure, ethical investment and improved access for people with disabilities.
Robert continues to write and speak as a progressive social commentator and is a regular panelist on Sky News.
Watch Robert outline his philosophy and personal story in his first speech to the Parliament…