Senator Alex Gallacher

Alexander Gallacher

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Senator for South Australia

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

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Contact details

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 Alex Gallacher

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

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/Senator_Gallacher

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the Senate for South Australia 2010 (term began 1.7.2011).

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.11.13.

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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 and References Committee from 12.11.13; 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.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 1.7.11; Public Accounts and Audit from 12.11.13.
  • 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.
  • Joint Select: Electricity Prices from 23.8.12 to 1.11.12.

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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.

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Personal

  • Born 1.1.1954, New Cumnock, Scotland, UK.
  • Married.

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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.

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