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Patterson, Kay Christine Lesley (1944 - )

Senator the Honourable

Born
21 November 1944
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Parliamentarian

Summary

Senator the Honourable Kay Patterson was elected to the Senate for Victoria in 1987. On 7 October 2003 she was appointed Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women. Her other ministerial appointments have included being Minister for Health and Ageing, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. Prior to entering Parliament she was Principal Lecturer and Chair with the School of Behavioural Sciences at the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences.

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1961 - 1964
Small business secretary and office manager
1970
Tutor with the Faculty of Education at the University of Sydney
1974 - 1976
Senior Tutor with the Psychology Department at Monash University
1974 - 1985
Member of Guides Victoria State Executive
1974 - 1991
Member of Guides Victoria State Council
1977 - 1983
Lecturer with the School of Behavioural Sciences at the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences
1978 - 1999
Member of the Monash University Council
1983
Kellogg Travelling Fellow and Visiting Fellow with the Institue of Gerontology at the University of Michigan
1983 - 1985
Senior Lecturer with the School of Behavioural Sciences at the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences
1985
Visiting Scholar with the Gerontology Center at Pennsylvania State University
1985 - 1987
Member of the Hawthorn and East Yarra Province Electorate Committee
1985 - 1987
Delegate from the Hawthorn West Branch of the Liberal Party State Council
1985 - 1987
Membership Officer of the Hawthorn West Branch of the Liberal Party
1986 - 1987
Principal Lecturer and Chair with the School of Behavioural Sciences at the Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences
1986 - 1987
Vice-President of the Hawthorn West Branch of the Liberal Party
1 July 1987
Elected to the Senate for Victoria
24 September 1987 - 8 May 1990
Member of the Senate Standing Committee for Scruting of Bills
24 September 1987 - 14 February 1991
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Employment, Education and Training
1988 - 1991
Member of Guides Victoria State Executive
24 February 1988 - 30 June 1993
Member of the Senate Standing Committee for Regulations and Ordinances
November 1989
Delegate at the 3rd Commonwealth Conference on Delegated Legislation in London
11 April 1990 - 28 April 1992
Parliamentary Secretary to the Chair of the Social Policy and Health Group
11 April 1990 - 11 March 1996
Member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry
24 August 1990 - 20 August 1992
Member of the Senate Estimates Committee: C
28 April 1992 - 7 April 1993
Parliamentary Secretary to the Chair of the Family, Social and Health Policy Group
5 October 1992 - 23 October 1992
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Community Affairs
1993
Member of Guides Victoria State Council
7 April 1993 - 26 May 1994
Shadow Minister for Senior Citizens and Aged Care and Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on Women's Affairs and the Arts
6 May 1993 - 10 October 1994
Member of the Senate Estimates Committee: C
26 May 1994 - 14 February 1995
Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Community Services, Senior Citizens and Aged Care
10 October 1994 - 29 April 1996
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Community Affairs: References Committee
10 October 1994 - 1 July 1996
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Community Affairs: Legislation Committee
14 February 1995 - 11 March 1996
Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Health and Human Services
29 May 1995 - 29 April 1996
Participating member of the Economics: Legislation Committee
1 May 1996 - 10 November 1998
Temporary Chair of Committees
2 May 1996 - 30 June 1996
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Employment, Education and Training: References Committee
8 May 1996 - 5 December 1996
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee
8 May 1996 - 6 December 1996
Member of the Senate Standing Committee for Regulations and Ordinances
20 May 1996 - 5 December 1996
Chair of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee
28 June 1996 - 9 November 1998
Participating member of the Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: References Committee
1 July 1996 - 30 April 1998
Participating member of the Community Affairs: Legislation Committee
5 December 1996 - 4 February 1997
Participating member of the Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee
4 February 1997 - 22 February 1997
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee
4 February 1997 - 9 November 1998
Member of the Senate Standing Committee for Regulations and Ordinances
5 February 1997 - 22 September 1997
Chair of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee
September 1997 - December 1997
Parliamentary Adviser at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York
27 January 1998 - 9 November 1998
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee
5 February 1998 - 9 November 1998
Chair of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee
30 April 1998 - 14 May 1998
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Community Affairs: Legislation Committee
30 April 1998 - 3 December 1998
Member of the Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing Committee for Community Affairs: References Committee
21 October 1998 - 26 November 2001
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
16 February 2000 - 26 November 2001
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
April 2000
Official visit to New Zealand
April 2001
Official visit to Papua New Guinea
June 2001 - July 2001
Official visit to Samoa
August 2001 - September 2001
Leader of the Delegation to the World Conference Against Racism in Durban, South Africa
26 November 2001 - 6 October 2003
Minister for Health and Ageing
2002
Life Member of Guides Victoria
7 October 2003
Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.senatorpatterson.webcentral.com.au/ accessed 2001-12-05; http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/senators/homepages/web/s-LI4.htm accessed 2001-12-05; http://www.vic.liberal.org.au/federal/senators/patterson.html accessed 2001-12-05 and http://www.facs.gov.au/internet/minister1.nsf/content/biography.htm accessed 2004-02-05.

Anne Heywood

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