Hon Catherine King MP

Catherine King

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Member for Ballarat, Victoria

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4407
(02) 6277 4998

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

5 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

Postal address
5 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

(03) 5338 8123
(03) 5333 7710


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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Ballarat, Victoria, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Minister for Regional Services, Local Communities and Territories from 25.3.13 to 1.7.13.
  • Minister for Road Safety from 25.3.13 to 1.7.13.
  • Minister for Regional Australia, Local Government and Territories from 1.7.13 to 18.9.13.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing from 14.9.10 to 25.3.13.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport from 14.9.10 to 25.3.13.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Health and Ageing from 2.12.04 to 19.7.10; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 19.2.08 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 20.3.02 to 19.7.10.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development (House) from 26.10.04 to 24.6.05.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury from 24.6.05 to 3.12.07.
  • Shadow Minister for Health from 18.10.13 to 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare from 23.07.16.

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Party positions

  • Member, ALP from 1993.
  • Member, ALP Health and Community Services Policy Committee 1998-2000.
  • President, ALP Port Melbourne Branch 1998-1999.
  • Member, ALP Ballarat East Branch from 2000.
  • Secretary, ALP Caucus Committee on Urban, Regional and Rural Development 2002-04.
  • Member, ALP Caucus Committee on Economics.
  • Member, ALP Caucus Committee on Status of Women.

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  • Born 2.6.1966, Melbourne, Vic.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA (Social Work) (Philip Institute of Technology), MA (Public Policy)(ANU).
  • Social worker, Ballarat Children's Homes and Family Services 1988-92.
  • Research officer to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health 1993.
  • Industry policy officer, Australia New Zealand Food Authority 1993-94.
  • Assistant Director, Population Health Division, Commonwealth Dept of Health and Aged Care 1997-98; Assistant Director, National Public Health Partnership.
  • Director, Injury Prevention, Population Health Division, Commonwealth Dept of Health and Aged Care 1998-99.
  • Senior Manager, KPMG Consulting 1999-2001.

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  • Description: provincial.
    Location: inner-west Victoria; it includes the city of Ballarat and the centres of Ballan, Blackwood, Buninyong, Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Myrniong and Trentham, and parts of Burrumbeet.
    Area: 4652 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 103 500 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: beef cattle, sheep, potatoes, apples, mineral water, market gardening and gold mining, tourism, clothing and fabrics, sawmilling, engineering and confectionery.
    State electorates: Ballarat includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Wendouree, and parts of Buninyong, Macedon, Melton and Ripon.

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  • Victorian Young Achiever of the Year (Community Service) 1991.

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