Senator Kimberley Kitching

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Senator for Victoria

Positions
Chair of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee
Deputy Chair of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Tenancy 3
6 English Street
Essendon Fields, VIC, 3041

Postal address

Tenancy 3, 6 English Street
Essendon Fields, VIC, 3041

Telephone:
(03) 9374 1640

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3294
Fax:
(02) 6277 5814

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria 25.10.2016 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice Hon. S Conroy (resigned).
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 8.11.2016; Finance and Public Administration: References from 8.11.2016; Publications from 22.11.2016 to 1.7.2019; Privileges from 29.11.2017 to 15.10.2018; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 15.12.2017 to 15.12.2017 (Substitute member from 15.12.2017 to 15.12.2017).
  • Senate Select: Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill from 1.12.2016 to 15.2.2017; Strengthening Multiculturalism from 23.3.2017 to 17.8.2017; Obesity Epidemic in Australia from 10.5.2018 to 5.12.2018.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation from 8.11.2016 to 22.11.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 8.11.2016 (Chair from 3.7.2019); Education and Employment: References from 8.11.2016 to 22.11.2016; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 22.6.2017 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 2.7.2019 (Deputy Chair from 3.7.2019).
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 4.7.2019.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 10.11.2016 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 15.2.2018.
  • Joint Select: Government Procurement from 1.12.2016 to 29.6.2017.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Government Accountability from 2.6.2019.
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 2.6.2019.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1993.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party Melbourne Ports Federal Electorate Council, 1999.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Legal Affairs Policy Committee, 2000.
  • Treasurer of the Australian Labor Party Caulfield Branch, 2001.
  • President of the Australian Labor Party Carlton Branch, 2004.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference, 2008.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee, 2008.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party Melbourne Federal Electorate Council, 2008.
  • Assistant Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Wills Federal Electorate Council, 2014.
  • Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference, 2015.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party State Municipal Coordination Committee, 2015.
Personal
  • Born 16.2.1970, Brisbane, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of Queensland)
  • LLB (University of Queensland)
  • Manager, private Information Technology and Human Resources companies
  • Senior Advisor, Treasurer of Victoria and Minister for Industry, Trade, Major Projects and Information Technology (Vic)
  • General Manager, Health Workers Union
  • Special Counsel, Cornwall Stodart
Local government service
  • Councillor, City of Melbourne from 2001 to 2004