Minister for Education and Child Development
Minister for Higher Education and Skills
Member of the Executive Council
Phone 08 8226 1205
Fax 08 8226 1556
Email Contact the Minister
GPO Box 1563
ADELAIDE SA 5001
31 Flinders Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000
Following the 2014 State election, Dr Close was appointed Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade and Minister for the Public Sector. She was appointed Minister for Education and Child Development in February 2015 and gained the Higher Education and Skills portfolio in January 2016.
Dr Close has also chaired two parliamentary select committee inquiries.
Before entering parliament, Dr Close was an executive in the public service and previously worked at Adelaide University as director of student services. She and her partner, Declan, have two children who attend public schools.