Kim Carr has been a Labor Senator for Victoria for twenty years. He has been a member of the Australian Labor Party for nearly 40 years and a member of Australian Labor Party’s National Executive since 1994. He is a leading figure in Labor’s left faction.
Senator Carr was born in Tumut, New South Wales, and educated at the University of Melbourne, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree in history and a Diploma of Education. He was elected to the Australian Senate at the March 1993 election, and joined the frontbench in March 1996 as manager of opposition business in the Senate. After Labor’s victory in the 2007 federal election, he was appointed Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, a position he held through the next election and 42nd Parliament. In 2012–13 he was Minister in the portfolios of Manufacturing, Defence Materiel and Human Services. Kim Carr resigned from the Ministry on 22 March 2013.
Senator Carr is married, has four children, and enjoys reading history and fiction, watching the Bulldogs and trout fishing.