Senator Helen Kroger

Helen Kroger

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Senator for Victoria

Positions
Chief Government Whip
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3404
Fax:
(02) 6277 3403

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 3,
10-40 Burwood Highway
Burwood East, VIC, 3151

Postal address
PO Box 8154
Burwood East, VIC, 3151

Telephone:
(03) 9888 0091
Fax:
(03) 9888 0107

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Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Kroger

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2007 (term began 1.7.2008). Defeated at general elections 2013 (term ends 30.6.2014).

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 28.9.10 to 6.7.11.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 4.7.11; Procedure from 9.5.12; Senators' Interests from 9.5.12 to 11.11.13; House from 13.11.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee from 14.5.09 to 7.7.11 and References Committees from 14.5.09 to 11.11.13; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation and References Committees from 2.2.10 to 7.7.11; Education and Employment: Legislation Committee from 2.12.13.
  • Senate Select: School Funding from 12.12.13 to 11.2.14.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 2.2.10 to 12.9.12.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 2.12.13; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.13; Treaties from 2.12.13 to 11.2.14; National Capital and External Territories from 2.12.13 to 11.2.14.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Vietnam and Laos, January 2009.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia and Sri Lanka, December 2011.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Chief Opposition Whip in the Senate from 4.7.11 to 18.9.13.
  • Chief Government Whip in the Senate from 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • President, Vice-President, Springvale Young Liberals 1975-84.
  • Various Liberal Party Malvern East Branch positions 1985-2003; President 1992-96; Vice-President 2000-03.
  • Delegate, Higgins and Malvern Electorate Councils 1985-2003.
  • Delegate, Liberal Party State Council (Vic.) 1992-2003.
  • Delegate, Liberal Party Policy Assembly 1997-2003.
  • Member, Liberal Party Steering Committee 1997-98.
  • Member, Liberal Party Administrative Committee 1999-2008.
  • Treasurer, Malvern Electorate Council 2000-01.
  • Chair, Liberal Party Media and Communications Committee 2000-02; Chair, Training Committee 2002-03.
  • Chair, Liberal Party State Campaign Conference (Vic.) 2003-06; Chair, State Strategy and Campaign Committee (Vic.) 2003-06.
  • State President, Liberal Party (Vic.) 2003-06; Immediate Part President from 2006.
  • Executive Member, Federal Awards Committee 2005-08.
  • Federal Vice-President, Liberal Party 2005-08.
  • Chair, Federal Constitutional Review Committee 2008.

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Personal

  • Born 11.3.1959, Melbourne, Vic.
  • Single.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Graduate trainee and recruitment officer, IBM Australia 1981-85.
  • Human resource manager, KPMG (formerly Peat Marwick) 1985-87.
  • Owner and operator, Blacamoor Delicatessen 1988-93.
  • Fundraising director, Wesley College, Melbourne 1997-2003.
  • Full-time State President, Liberal Party (Vic.) 2003-06.
  • Council Member, La Trobe University 2003-06.

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