Office details Connect Electorate details Electorate Office (Principal Office) 231-233 Moorabool Street Geelong, VIC, 3220 Postal address PO Box 821 Geelong, VIC, 3220 Telephone: (03) 5221 5900 Parliament Office PO Box 6100 Senate Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Telephone: (02) 6277 3812 Connect with Senator the Hon Sarah Henderson Social media Contact form Websites Personal website Party website Alternative URL https://www.aph.gov.au/S_Henderson_MP State/Territory Track Electorate Speeches First speech Recent speech Browse all speeches (Hansard) Biography Parliamentary service Elected to the House of Representatives for Corangamite, Victoria, 2013. Re-elected 2016. Defeated at general elections, 2019. Chosen by the Parliament of Victoria 11.9.2019 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that state in the Senate, vice the Hon. M Fifield (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Victoria, 2022. Parliamentary positions Member of the Speaker's Panel from 12.2.2015 to 9.5.2016. Ministerial appointments Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019. Committee service House of Representatives Select: Address in Reply served from 12.11.2013 to 13.11.2013House of Representatives Standing: Publications served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Health served from 4.12.2013 to 9.9.2015; Communications and the Arts served from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served as Chair from 20.9.2016 to 7.2.2018; Economics served as Chair from 6.2.2018 to 28.8.2018; Social Policy and Legal Affairs served from 7.2.2018 to 7.2.2018; Economics served from 29.8.2018 to 11.4.2019Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples served from 11.2.2015 to 25.6.2015; Implementation of the National Redress Scheme served from 13.11.2019 to 11.4.2022Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme served from 14.9.2016 to 9.11.2016; Migration served from 14.10.2019 to 11.4.2022Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings served from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Human Rights served from 15.10.2019 to 16.10.2019; Human Rights served as Chair from 16.10.2019 to 17.2.2021; Human Rights served from 18.2.2021 to 13.5.2021Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served from 14.10.2019 to 3.2.2021; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References served from 3.2.2021 to 3.2.2021; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References served as Deputy Chair from 4.2.2021 to 25.7.2022; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation served as Chair from 4.2.2021 to 25.7.2022Senate Select: Tobacco Harm Reduction served from 7.10.2020 to 18.12.2020; COVID-19 served as Substitute member from 2.2.2021 to 2.2.2021Senate Standing: Publications served from 14.10.2019 to 25.7.2022 Parliamentary party positions Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 07.09.2013 to 18.05.2019, 11.09.2019 to presentShadow Minister for Communications from 5.6.2022 to 12.2.2023.Shadow Cabinet Minister from 5.6.2022.Shadow Minister for Education from 12.2.2023.Chair of the Coalition Backbench Policy Committee on Industrial Relations, Legal and Home Affairs.Member of the Coalition Backbench Committee on Treasury, Finance and Public Administration.Member of the Coalition Backbench Policy Committee on Agriculture, Water Resources, Drought and Environment. Party positions Campaign volunteer for the Liberal Party from 1982.Member of the Liberal Party from 2007.Member of the Corangamite Federal Electorate Conference (Vic.) from 2009.Member of the Liberal Party Women's Council from 2009.Member of the Liberal Party Barwon Region Branch (Vic.) from 2012. Other positions Member of the Commonwealth of Australia branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association.Member of the Australia-UK Parliamentary Friendship Group.Member of the Australia-UAE Parliamentary Friendship Group.Member of the Australia-Lebanon Parliamentary Friendship Group.Member of the Surf Life Saving Parliamentary Friendship Group.Delegate of the Inter-Parliamentary Union for the 46th Parliament from 9.12.2019. Personal Gender: Female Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament LLB(Hons) (Monash University).Reporter for 7 News, Melbourne (Vic.) from 1982 to 1985.Reporter and presenter for 9 News, Brisbane (Qld) from 1985 to 1986.Reporter and presenter for 10 News, Melbourne (Vic.) from 1987 to 1988.Reporter and presenter for ABC-TV from 1989 to 1997.Articled clerk and solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson (formerly Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks) from 1998 to 1999.Attorney at News Corporation, New York (US) from 1999 to 2000.Admitted to the Supreme Court as solicitor and barrister (Vic.), 1999.Articled clerk and solicitor at Allens Arthur Robinson (formerly Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks) from 2001 to 2002.Principal at Kudos Management from 2002 to 2004.Network Business Manager (Programming) at Network Ten from 2004 to 2006.Head of Business Affairs at National Indigenous Television from 2008 to 2009.Senior Consultant at Clifton Group, 2011. Honours Walkley Award for Best Coverage of a Current Story 1996.Golden Quill Award 1996.