Hon Sarah Henderson 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 Corangamite, Victoria, 2013. Re-elected 2016. Defeated at the general election, 2019.
Parliamentary positions
  • from 12.2.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Member, Speaker's Panel from 12.2.15 to 9.5.16).
Ministerial appointments
  • Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services from 28.8.2018 to 29.5.2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Standing: National Disability Insurance Scheme from 14.9.2016 to 9.11.2016.
  • Joint Select: Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples from 11.2.2015 to 25.6.2015.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Health from 4.12.2013 to 9.9.2015; Publications from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Communications and the Arts from 14.9.2016; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 14.9.2016 to 7.2.2018 (Chair from 14.9.2016 to 6.2.2018); Economics from 6.2.2018 (Chair from 6.2.2018 to 28.8.2018).
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member of the Coalition Backbench Policy Committee on Communications.
  • Member of the Coalition Backbench Policy Committee on Economics and Finance.
  • Member of the Coalition Backbench Policy Committee on Social Services.
Party positions
  • Campaign volunteer for the Liberal Party from 1982.
  • Member of the Liberal Party from 2007.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Belmont Branch from 2009.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Women's Council from 2009.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Barwon Region Branch from 2012.
Personal
  • Born 4.4.1964, Geelong, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • LLB(Hons) (Monash University)
  • Reporter, 7 News Melbourne 1982-85
  • Reporter/presenter, 9 News Brisbane 1985-86
  • Reporter/presenter, 10 News Melbourne 1987-88
  • Reporter/presenter, ABC-TV (The Investigators, Holiday, 7.30 Report) 1989-97
  • Articled Clerk/solicitor, Allens Arthur Robinson 1998-99
  • Attorney, News Corporation New York 1999-2000
  • Admitted to Supreme Court of Victoria as solicitor and barrister 1999
  • Articled Clerk/solicitor, Allens Arthur Robinson 2001-02
  • Principal, Kudos Management 2002-04
  • Network Business Manager, Network Ten 2004-06
  • Head of Business Affairs, National Indigenous Television 2008-09
  • Senior Consultant, Clifton Group 2011
Electorate
  • Location: south western Victoria; it includes the outer southern Geelong suburbs of Barwon Heads, Belmont, Grovedale, Highton and Ocean Grove, and the towns of Anglesea, Apollo Bay, Colac, Inverleigh, Lorne, Torquay and Winchelsea.
  • Area: 7,624 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 110,277 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: primary production (beef, crops, dairy, fishing, forestry, sheep, horticulture and organic farming), food processing, manufacturing, retail and tourism.
Honours
  • Walkley Award for Best Coverage of a Current Story 1996
  • Golden Quill Award 1996