Skip to content Skip to main content

Kim Carr

The longest-serving Victorian Labor senator in history and former tech-school teacher, Kim Carr was drawn to politics by the transformational possibilities of science and education. He was elected as a senator for Victoria in 1993 and retired at the end of his term in June 2022. Following Labor’s election win in 2007, Kim was appointed Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, and he also served as Minister for Manufacturing, Defence Materiel, Human Services, and Higher Education.

In 2022, Kim was made an honorary fellow of both the Academy of Technology Science and Engineering (ATSE), and the Academy of the Humanities (AHA). He was also awarded the Academy of Science Medal, becoming only the second politician to receive this honour, after Prime Minister Bob Hawke in 1990.

Kim is currently a Vice Chancellor’s Professorial Fellow at Monash University, and a director of the Made in Australia Campaign Limited.

Senator the Hon Kim Carr, Senator for Victoria, Australian Labor Party. Portraits in office, S1-44, and Senate Courtyard 28H, 14 May 2020. File number 20200163. 46th Parliament. Parliament House Canberra. Image David Foote

Publications View All


ANU Meet the Author – Leigh Boucher & Michelle Arrow

Australian National University Cultural Centre, 153 University Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Leigh Boucher and Michelle Arrow will be in conversation with Frank Bongiorno on their book, with Barbara Baird and Robert Reynolds, Personal Politics Sexuality, Gender and the Remaking of Citizenship in Australia, an insightful...

Verified by MonsterInsights