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Former Senator Kimberley Kitching

Former Senator Kimberley Kitching

Former Senator

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

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 the Hon. S Conroy (resigned). Died in office 10.3.2022.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 18.10.2017 to 10.3.2022.
Committee service
  • Joint Select: Government Procurement served from 1.12.2016 to 29.6.2017
  • Joint Standing: Treaties served from 10.11.2016 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade served from 15.2.2018 to 11.4.2019; Treaties served from 8.10.2020 to 10.3.2022
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit served from 4.7.2019 to 10.3.2022
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation served from 8.11.2016 to 22.11.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References served from 8.11.2016 to 1.7.2019; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation served from 8.11.2016 to 1.7.2019; Finance and Public Administration: References served from 8.11.2016 to 1.7.2019; Education and Employment: References served from 8.11.2016 to 22.11.2016; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References served from 22.6.2017 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation served as Substitute member from 15.12.2017 to 15.12.2017; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation served from 2.7.2019 to 2.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation served as Deputy Chair from 3.7.2019 to 10.3.2022; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References served as Chair from 3.7.2019 to 10.3.2022; Economics: Legislation served from 5.2.2020 to 5.2.2020; Economics: References served from 5.2.2020 to 5.2.2020; Economics: Legislation served from 5.2.2020 to 6.2.2020; Economics: References served as Chair from 6.2.2020 to 16.6.2020; Economics: Legislation served as Deputy Chair from 6.2.2020 to 16.6.2020
  • Senate Select: Exposure Draft of the Marriage Amendment (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill served from 1.12.2016 to 15.2.2017; Strengthening Multiculturalism served from 23.3.2017 to 17.8.2017; Obesity Epidemic in Australia served from 10.5.2018 to 5.12.2018; Foreign Interference through Social Media served from 5.12.2019 to 10.3.2022; Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre served from 8.10.2020 to 8.10.2020; Australia as a Technology and Financial Centre served as Deputy Chair from 9.10.2020 to 13.5.2021
  • Senate Standing: Publications served from 22.11.2016 to 1.7.2019; Privileges served from 29.11.2017 to 15.10.2018
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Government Accountability from 2.6.2019 to 28.1.2021.
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 2.6.2019 to 10.3.2022.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Government Services from 28.1.2021 to 10.3.2022.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme from 28.1.2021 to 10.3.2022.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party.
  • 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
  • Died 10.3.2022, Melbourne
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of Queensland).
  • LLB (University of Queensland).
  • Manager of Private Information Technology and Human Resources companies.
  • Senior Adviser to the Treasurer and Minister for Industry, Trade, Major Projects and Information Technology (Vic.).
  • General Manager of the Health Workers' Union.
  • Special Counsel at Cornwall Stodart.
Local Government service
  • Councillor, City of Melbourne from 2001 to 2004.

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