Former Senator Karen Synon

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Former Senator

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria on 13.5.97 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice the Hon. J.R. Short (resigned). Defeated at general elections 1998 (term expired 30.6.99).
Committee service
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Full member, Community Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 15.5.97 to 30.4.98; Full member, Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 15.5.97 to 30.6.99; Participating member, Employment, Education and Training: Legislation and References Committees from 15.5.97 to 21.10.97; Full member, Employment, Education and Training: Legislation and References Committee from 21.10.97 to 9.11.98; Full member, Employment, Workplace Relations, Small Business and Education: Legislation and References Committees from 24.11.98 to 30.6.99.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 3.9.97 to 30.6.99.
  • Member, Official Australian Observer Mission to the Indonesian Elections, June 1999.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party from 1975.
  • Inaugural President, Liberal Party Williamstown Branch.
Personal
  • Born 15.9.59 at Gippsland, Vic.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • MBA (Melb).
  • Founder and manager of a community employment training centre.
  • Director of Employment, Dept of State Development (Vic).