Joe Helper

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Joe Helper
Member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly
for Ripon
In office
18 September 1999 – 29 November 2014
Preceded bySteve Elder
Succeeded byLouise Staley
Personal details
Born (1959-09-29) 29 September 1959 (age 59)
Political partyLabor Party

Jochen "Joe" Helper (born 29 September 1959) is an Australian politician who represented Ripon in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1999 to 2014, representing the Labor Party.

Helper was first elected in the 1999 election on the back of the anti-Kennett rural swing and has held this normally Liberal seat until his resignation in 2014. After the 2006 election Helper was appointed to the cabinet as Minister for Agriculture. He gained the small business portfolio in a reshuffle in August 2007 following the accession of John Brumby to the premiership.[1]


  1. ^ "Joe Helper". Re-member. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
Parliament of Victoria
Preceded by
Steve Elder
Member for Ripon
Succeeded by
Louise Staley
Political offices
Preceded by
Keith Hamilton
Minister for Agriculture
Succeeded by
Peter Walsh
Preceded by
Theo Theophanous
Minister for Small Business
Succeeded by
Louise Asher