Australian Conservatives Member of the Legislative Council in South Australia, Robert Brokenshire, is seeking re-election in the 17 March 2018 state election.
Robert has a passion for South Australia and has been active in the South Australian parliament for the past 21 years.
He is a Mount Compass dairy farmer dedicated to families and communities, committed to guarding the strong social values that South Australia was founded on.
Robert is also determined to see South Australia given every opportunity to flourish economically and that regional areas are given the recognition and support they deserve.
In 1993, Robert was first elected in the House of Assembly seat of Mawson and served as a Liberal government minister and shadow minister until 2006, holding the portfolios of Police, Corrections, Emergency Services, Gambling and Volunteers.
In 2008 Robert joined the Legislative Council as a MLC for the Family First Party, which amalgamated with Australian Conservatives in 2017.
Robert has been a strong voice in the fight against illicit drugs in South Australia, has fought to see police adequately compensated when injured in the line of duty and advocated against dramatic changes to the Country Fire Service (CFS).
He has been a strong voice in the South Australian upper house and has served on the Emergency Services Reform Committee, the Crime and Public Integrity Policy Committee, the Budget and Finance Committee and the Natural Resources Committee.
Robert chaired inquires into matters relating to independent education and served on select committees investigating Forestry, Correctional Services, Wind Farm Developments, Community Safety, Emergency Services, Aboriginal Lands, Families SA and the Taxi Industry.
Robert is married to his wife and fellow farmer Mandy and has three adult children.