Senator Alex Gallacher

Senator for South Australia

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

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

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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

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); Resilience of Electricity Infrastructure in a Warming World from 22.11.16.
  • 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 (TWU) (SA/NT Branch) 1988-92.
  • Organiser, TWU (SA/NT Branch),1992-96.
  • Secretary/Treasurer, TWU (SA/NT Branch), 1996-2010.
  • Vice-President, TWU, 2005-07.
  • President, TWU, 2007-10.