Hon Dr David Kemp MP

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Former Member

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Goldstein, Victoria, 1990. Re-elected 1993, 1996, 1998 and 2001. Retired prior to general elections 2004.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training from 11.3.1996 to 9.10.1997.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service from 11.3.1996 to 17.3.1996.
  • Minister Assisting the Minister for Finance for Privatisation from 17.3.1996 to 9.10.1997.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service from 18.7.1997 to 26.11.2001.
  • Cabinet Minister from 9.10.1997 to 18.7.2004.
  • Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs from 9.10.1997 to 21.10.1998.
  • Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs from 21.10.1998 to 26.11.2001.
  • Vice-President of the Executive Council from 21.10.1998 to 18.7.2004.
  • Minister for the Environment and Heritage from 26.11.2001 to 18.7.2004.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Official visits to UK and USA, June-July 1996
  • Official visits to New Zealand, July-August 1996
  • Official visits to USA, February-March 1999
  • Official visits to UK, Germany and China, July 1999
  • Official visits to Singapore, April 2000
  • Official visits to Israel and Malaysia, August 2000
  • Official visits to USA, Belgium and the Netherlands, March 2002
  • Official visits to Republic of Korea, April 2002
  • Official visits to Japan, May 2002
  • Official visits to Indonesia and Singapore, June 2002
  • Official visits to USA, UK and Belgium, July 2002
  • Official visits to South Africa, August-September 2002
  • Official visits to India, October-November 2002
  • Official visits to Papua New Guinea, November 2002
  • Official visits to USA, April-May 2003
  • Official visits to Germany, June 2003
  • Official visits to Italy, October 2003
  • Official visits to Italy, December 2003
  • Official visits to USA, April-May 2004
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 11.4.1990 to 11.3.1996.
  • Shadow Minister for Education from 11.4.1990 to 7.4.1993.
  • Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Science from 11.4.1990 to 7.4.1993.
  • Joint Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Transition to Government from 28.4.1992 to 7.4.1993.
  • Shadow Minister for Science, Technology and Export Development from 7.4.1993 to 26.5.1994.
  • Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Party Development from 7.4.1993 to 26.5.1994.
  • Shadow Minister for Employment, Training and Family Services from 26.5.1994 to 11.3.1996.
Party positions
  • President and State Council Delegate, Liberal Party Kew North Branch 1967-68
  • President and State Council Delegate, Liberal Party Kew North Branch 1973-74
  • Member, Federal Platform and Policy Review Sub-Committee, Joint Standing Committee on Federal Policy 1977-80
  • Member, Committee of Review (Valder Committee) 1983
  • State Director and Strategy Director, Liberal Party (Vic) 1987-88
Personal
  • Born 14.10.1941, Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Hons) (Melb)
  • LL.B (Melb)
  • Ph.D (Yale)
  • Political scientist and consultant
  • Senior Lecturer in Political Science, University of Melbourne 1975-79
  • Senior Adviser to the Rt Hon. JM Fraser, Leader of the Opposition and Prime Minister 1975-76
  • Professor of Politics, Monash University 1979-90
  • Director of the Prime Minister's Office 1981
Electorate
  • Description: Inner Metropolitan
  • Location: south-eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Beaumaris, Bentleigh, Brighton East, Black Rock, Carnegie, Caulfield South, Cheltenham, Glenhuntly, Hampton, Hampton East, Highett, Ormond and Sandringham.
  • Area: 48 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 89948 (at 10.11.2001)
  • Industries: light industrial and commercial activities.
  • Electorate: Goldstein includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bentleigh, Brighton, Caulfield, Oakleigh and Sandringham.
Publications
  • Society and electoral behaviour in Australia: a study of three decades, University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, Qld: 1978
  • Malcolm Fraser on Australia (with D.M. White), Hill of Content, Melbourne: 1986
  • Current priorities for liberalism: the eighth Sir Robert Menzies lecture, Sir Robert Menzies Lecture Trust, Melbourne: 1986
  • Foundations for Australian political analysis: politics and authority, Oxford University Press, Melbourne: 1988