|Senator for Victoria|
1 July 1990 – 30 June 2008
|Born||21 December 1944|
|Political party||Liberal Party of Australia|
Before entering politics, Kemp was Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, a conservative policy body founded by his father, C.D. Kemp. He was Senior Private Secretary to the Minister for Social Security and Minister for Finance, Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, from 1977 to 1982, and Principal Adviser to the Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Peacock, in 1989.
Kemp was elected as a Liberal Senator at the 1990 election and took his seat in July 1990. He was a member of the Opposition Shadow Ministry from 1992 to 1996, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Security in 1996, Assistant Treasurer from 1996 to 2001, and Minister for the Arts and Sport from November 2001 to January 2007.
His brother David was a fellow minister.
On 12 May, Rod Kemp announced he would not contest the November 2007 election, and duly left parliament at the expiration of his term in June 2008.
Rod Kemp and Marion Stanton (eds), Speaking for Australia: Parliamentary speeches that shaped our nation, Allen & Unwin, 2004.
as Minister for Sport and Tourism
| Minister for the Arts andSport
as Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation