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Former Senator Helen Kroger

Former Senator Helen Kroger

Former Senator

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Victoria 2007. Defeated at general elections 2013.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 28.9.2010 to 6.7.2011.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 4.7.2011 to 30.6.2014; Procedure from 9.5.2012 to 30.6.2014; Senators' Interests from 9.5.2012 to 11.11.2013; House from 13.11.2013 to 30.6.2014.
  • Senate Select: School Funding from 12.12.2013 to 11.2.2014.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation from 1.7.2008 to 7.7.2011; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References from 1.7.2008 to 11.11.2013; Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 2.2.2010 to 7.7.2011; Finance and Public Administration: References from 2.2.2010 to 7.7.2011; Education and Employment: Legislation from 2.12.2013 to 30.6.2014.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 2.2.2010 to 12.9.2012.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 2.12.2013 to 30.6.2014; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 2.12.2013 to 30.6.2014; Treaties from 2.12.2013 to 11.2.2014; National Capital and External Territories from 2.12.2013 to 11.2.2014.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Vietnam and Laos, January 2009.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Malaysia and Sri Lanka, December 2011.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Opposition Chief Whip in the Senate from 4.7.2011 to 18.9.2013.
  • Government Chief Whip in the Senate from 18.9.2013 to 30.6.2014.
Party positions
  • President of the Springvale Young Liberals.
  • Vice-President of the Springvale Young Liberals.
  • Delegate to the Liberal Party Malvern State Electorate Council from 1985 to 2003.
  • Officeholder of the Liberal Party Malvern East Branch from 1985 to 2003.
  • Delegate to the Higgins Federal Electorate Council from 1985 to 2003.
  • Delegate to the Liberal Party State Council (Vic.) from 1992 to 2003.
  • President of the Liberal Party Malvern East Branch from 1992 to 1996.
  • Delegate to the Liberal Party Policy Assembly from 1997 to 2003.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Steering Committee from 1997 to 1998.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Administrative Committee from 1999 to 2008.
  • Treasurer of the Liberal Party Malvern State Electorate Council from 2000 to 2001.
  • Chair of the Liberal Party Media and Communications Committee from 2000 to 2002.
  • Vice-President of the Liberal Party Malvern East Branch from 2000 to 2003.
  • Chair of the Liberal Party Training Committee from 2002 to 2003.
  • Chair of the Liberal Party State Campaign Committee (Vic.) from 2003 to 2006.
  • Chair of the Liberal Party Strategy and Campaign Committee (Vic.) from 2003 to 2006.
  • President of the Liberal Party State Branch (Vic.) from 2003 to 2006.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Federal Awards Executive Committee from 2005 to 2008.
  • Vice-President of the Federal Liberal Party from 2005 to 2008.
  • Chair of the Liberal Party Federal Constitutional Review Committee, 2008.
Personal
  • Born 11.3.1959, Melbourne, Australia
  • Single
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Graduate trainee and recruitment officer at IBM Australia from 1981 to 1985.
  • Human resource manager at KPMG from 1985 to 1987.
  • Owner and operator of Blacamoor Delicatessen from 1988 to 1993.
  • Fundraising director for Wesley College, Melbourne (Vic.) from 1997 to 2003.
  • President of the Liberal Party (Vic.) from 2003 to 2006.
  • Member of the La Trobe University Council from 2003 to 2006.