Senator the Hon Kim Carr

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Senator for Victoria

Positions
Deputy Chair of Select Committee on Electric Vehicles
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

62 Lygon Street
Carlton South, VIC, 3053

Postal address

62 Lygon Street
Carlton South, VIC, 3053

Telephone:
(03) 9639 2798
Fax:
(03) 9639 3109

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3776
Fax:
(02) 6277 5837

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria on 28.4.1993 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice Hon. J Button (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Victoria 1993. Re-elected 1998 and 2004, 2010 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research from 3.12.2007 to 14.12.2011.
  • Cabinet Minister from 3.12.2007 to 14.12.2011.
  • Minister for Manufacturing from 14.12.2011 to 5.3.2012.
  • Minister for Defence Materiel from 14.12.2011 to 5.3.2012.
  • Minister for Human Services from 5.3.2012 to 25.3.2013.
  • Minister for Higher Education from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.
  • Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 18.5.1993 to 12.5.1994; Procedure from 2.5.1996 to 11.2.2002; Regulations and Ordinances from 2.5.1996 to 1.7.1996; Publications from 12.3.1998 to 23.6.1998; House from 6.4.1998 to 11.2.2008.
  • Senate Select: Functions, Powers and Operation of the Australian Loan Council from 19.5.1993 to 14.12.1993; Certain Aspects of Foreign Ownership Decisions in relation to the Print Media from 14.12.1993 to 30.3.1995; Australian Broadcasting Corporation Management and Operations from 22.9.1994 to 30.3.1995; Administration of Indigenous Affairs from 18.11.2004 to 8.3.2005; Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru from 26.3.2015 to 31.8.2015; Scrutiny of Government Budget Measures from 18.4.2016 to 10.5.2016 (Substitute member from 18.4.2016 to 10.5.2016); Electric Vehicles from 27.6.2018.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 18.5.1993 to 10.10.1994; Finance and Public Administration from 27.5.1993 to 10.10.1994; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 2.3.1995; Employment, Education and Training: References from 10.10.1994 to 9.11.1998; Employment, Education and Training: Legislation from 10.10.1994 to 9.11.1998; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 10.10.1994 to 2.3.1995; Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation from 8.2.1995 to 29.4.1996 (Chair from 8.2.1995 to 29.4.1996); Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: References from 8.2.1995 to 29.4.1996; Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: References from 24.9.1997 to 30.12.1997; Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education: Legislation from 24.11.1998 to 11.2.2002; Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education: References from 24.11.1998 to 11.2.2002; Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: References from 11.3.2002 to 15.11.2004; Employment, Workplace Relations and Education: Legislation from 11.3.2002 to 15.11.2004; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation from 14.5.2013 to 11.11.2013; Economics: References from 19.3.2014 to 24.3.2014; Economics: References from 1.7.2014 to 14.5.2015; Economics: References from 7.2.2017 to 28.6.2018 (Substitute member from 7.2.2017 to 28.6.2018); Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References from 7.2.2017 to 18.10.2017 (Substitute member from 7.2.2017 to 18.10.2017); Environment and Communications: Legislation from 24.10.2017 to 24.10.2017 (Substitute member from 24.10.2017 to 24.10.2017); Economics: References from 21.3.2018.
  • Senate Estimates: B from 6.5.1993 to 10.10.1994; A from 1.11.1993 to 6.12.1993; D from 7.11.1993 to 14.11.1993.
  • Joint Statutory: Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Account from 1.12.2004 to 7.9.2005; Corporations and Financial Services from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013; Human Rights from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013; Public Accounts and Audit from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 31.5.1996 to 4.12.1996; National Capital and External Territories from 6.4.1998 to 23.6.1998; Electoral Matters from 1.12.2004 to 11.2.2008; National Capital and External Territories from 8.12.2005 to 12.3.2006; National Capital and External Territories from 28.3.2006 to 8.2.2007; Treaties from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013; Gambling Reform from 14.5.2013 to 24.6.2013.
  • Joint Select: Certain Family Law Issues from 18.5.1993 to 28.11.1993; Broadcasting Legislation from 14.5.2013 to 24.6.2013; Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 14.5.2013 to 5.8.2013; Australia Fund Establishment from 4.9.2014 to 25.6.2015.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate from 20.3.1996 to 27.3.1997.
  • Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 30.4.1996 to 8.10.2001.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Youth Affairs in the Senate from 27.3.1997 to 26.8.1997.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education from 26.8.1997 to 20.10.1998.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education in the Senate from 20.10.1998 to 25.11.2001.
  • Shadow Minister for Science and Research from 25.11.2001 to 26.10.2004.
  • Shadow Minister for the Public Service from 18.2.2003 to 8.12.2003.
  • Shadow Minister for Industry and Innovation from 2.7.2003 to 26.10.2004.
  • Shadow Minister for Public Administration and Open Government from 26.10.2004 to 24.6.2005.
  • Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Reconciliation from 26.10.2004 to 24.6.2005.
  • Shadow Minister for the Arts from 26.10.2004 to 24.6.2005.
  • Shadow Minister for Housing and Urban Development from 24.6.2005 to 10.12.2006.
  • Shadow Minister for Local Government and Territories from 24.6.2005 to 10.12.2006.
  • Shadow Minister for Industry from 10.12.2006 to 3.12.2007.
  • Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Research from 10.12.2006 to 3.12.2007.
  • Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry from 18.10.2013 to 23.07.2016.
  • Shadow Minister Assisting the Opposition Leader for Science from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research from 23.07.2016.
Party positions
  • Former Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Vic)
  • Member, ALP National Executive
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference
  • Member, ALP from 1975
Personal
  • Born 2.7.1955, Tumut, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Hons)(Melb)
  • Dip.Ed (Melb)
  • M.A (Melb)
  • Ministerial adviser and policy analyst
  • Teacher 1979-89
  • Teacher 1992-93