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Troeth, Judith (1940 - )

Senator, The Honourable

Born
3 August 1940
Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Farmer, Parliamentarian and Teacher
Website
http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Parliamentarian?MPID=GX5

Summary

A member of the Liberal Party of Australia, Judith Troeth was elected as a Senator for Victoria in the Parliament of Australia in 1993. She was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy from October 1997 until October 1998, when she moved to become Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. She held that position until October 2004. She retired at the 2010 federal election, but remained in the Senate until her term expired on 30 June 2011.

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The daughter of Keith Malcolm and Eileen Mary Ralston, Judith Troeth was educated at Methodist Ladies College, Kew. She completed a Bachelor of Arts and a Diploma of Education at Melboure University.

Before entering Parliament she worked as a teacher as well as being an active partner in the family farm. She was Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Employment, Training and Family Services from 26 May 1994 to 11 March 1996; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy from 9 October 1997 to 21 October 1998 as well as being a member of various parliamentary committees.

Senator Judith Troeth has five children and enjoys films, theatre, reading and bushwalking.

Events

1982 - 1991
Liberal Party Branch President
1985 - 1992
Member of the Liberal Party Policy Assembly and State Rural Committees
1988 - 1992
Member of the Liberal Party Administrative Committee (Vic.)
1989 - 1992
Country Vice-President of the Liberal Pary (Vic.)
1991 - 1992
Chair of the State Strategy Committee (Vic)
1 July 1993 - 10 October 1994
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Community Affairs
17 August 1993 - 24 April 1996
Member of the Senate Standing Committee for Scrutiny of Bills
19 August 1993 - 9 February 1994
Member of the Senate Estimates: A Committee
7 October 1993 - 29 January 1996
Member of the Joint Statutory: National Crime Authority
21 October 1993 - 7 December 1993
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Rural and Regional Affairs
8 February 1994 - 10 October 1994
Member of the Senate Estimates: E Committee
26 May 1994 - 11 March 1996
Federal Parltiamentary Secretary to Shadow Minister for Employment, Training and Family Services
10 October 1994 - 30 November 1994
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Community Affairs: References Committee
10 October 1994 - 29 April 1996
Participating member, Community Affairs: Legislation Committee
10 October 1994 - 21 October 1997
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Employment, Education and Training: Legislation Committee
11 October 1994 - 29 April 1996
Participating member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Legislation Committee
12 October 1994 - 29 April 1996
Chair of the Senate Standing Committee for Scrutiny of Bills
17 October 1994 - 29 April 1996
Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: References Committee
30 November 1994 - 9 February 1995
Member of the Senate Select: Land Fund Bill Committee
30 November 1994 - 21 October 1997
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Employment, Education and Training: References Committee
March 1995 - April 1995
Member of the Parliamentary Delegation to the United States of America and Canada
19 September 1995 - 30 November 1995
Member of the Senate Select:Certain Land Fund Matters
1996 - 2002
Chair of the Federal Liberal Regional and Rural Committee
9 May 1996 - 30 June 1996
Participating member, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References Committee
22 May 1996 - 26 June 1997
Member of the Senate Select: Community Standards Relevant to the Supply of Services Utilising Electronic Technologies
31 May 1996 - 10 November 1997
Member of the Joint Standing: Migration Committee
19 June 1996 - 5 December 1996
Participating member, Economics: References Committee
1 July 1996 - 21 October 1997
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: References Committee
1 July 1996 - 10 November 1997
Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation committee
15 October 1996 - 5 December 1996
Member of the Senate Select: Victorian Casino Inquiry
13 February 1997 - 22 October 1997
Member of the Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade
9 October 1997 - 21 October 1998
Federal Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy
21 October 1998
Federal Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
June 1999
Official visit to Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and Korea

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/senators/homepages/web/s-GX5.htm, accessed 5/12/2001; http://www.vic.liberal.org.au/federal/senators/troeth.html, accessed 5/12/2001; http://www.affa.gov.au/ministers/troeth/index.html, accessed 5/12/2001.

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Title
Senator the Honourable Judith Troeth
Type
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Date
13 March 2003
Source
AWAP Collection

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