Senator Alex Gallacher

Senator for South Australia

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3450
Fax:
(02) 6277 5966

Electorate Office

Principal Office

265 Churchill Road
Prospect, SA, 5082

Postal address

265 Churchill Road
Prospect, SA, 5082

Telephone:
(08) 8269 6022
Fax:
(08) 8269 6044

Connect with Senator Alex Gallacher

Email
senator.gallacher@aph.gov.au
Websites
Party website

Alternative URL

http://www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Gallacher

State/Territory

SA map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2010 (term began 1.7.2011) and 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Privileges from 1.7.11 to 11.11.13.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport: Legislation Committee from 1.7.11 to 11.11.13 amd from 18.4.16 to 9.5.16 and References Committee from 12.11.13 to 1.7.14 and from 18.4.16 to 9.5.16; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References Committee from 5.7.11 to 11.11.13; Finance and Public Administration: References Committee from 12.11.13 to 7.7.14; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation and References from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16 (Chair of References from 7.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16).
  • Senate Select: Recent Allegations relating to Conditions and Circumstances at the Regional Processing Centre in Nauru from 26.3.15 to 31.8.15 (Chair from 26.3.15 to 31.8.15).
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 1.7.11 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16; Public Accounts and Audit from 12.11.13 to 1.7.14.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 5.7.11 to 5.8.13; National Broadband Network from 16.3.12 to 5.8.13; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 11.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16.
  • Joint Select: Electricity Prices from 23.8.12 to 1.11.12.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP (NT) from 1988.
  • Member, ALP (SA) from 1994.
  • Delegate, ALP State Council (SA) from 1994.
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference from 1996.
Personal
  • Born 1.1.1954, New Cumnock, Scotland, UK.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Labourer and truck driver 1971-76.
  • Ramp services operator, TAA 1976-88.
  • Federal industrial relations officer, Transport Workers' Union (SA/NT Branch) 1988-92; Organiser 1992-96; Secretary/Treasurer from 1996.
  • Vice-President, Transport Workers' Union 2005-07; President 2007-10.