Senator Catryna Bilyk

Senator for Tasmania

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3349
Fax:
(02) 6277 5799

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 3, Kingston Plaza
20 Channel Highway
Kingston, TAS, 7050

Postal address

PO Box 320
Kingston, TAS, 7051

Telephone:
(03) 6229 4444
Fax:
(03) 6229 4100
Toll Free:
1300 855 225

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Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

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

State/Territory

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Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2007 (term began 1.7.2008), 2013 and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Library from 1.7.08 to 11.11.13; Senators' Interests from 1.7.08 to 1.6.13, from 14.11.13 to 9.5.16, and from 1.9.16 (Chair from 14.11.13 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16); Privileges from 30.9.10 to 1.7.11; Selection of Bills from 12.11.13 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16 to 8.2.17; Publications from 8.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16 to 22.11.16 (Deputy Chair from 17.7.14 to 9.5.16); Procedure from 14.9.16; Education and Employment Refences from 22.11.16.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs from 1.7.08 to 14.5.09; Community Affairs: References Committee from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 16.3.09 to 14.5.09; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation Committee from 14.5.09 to 11.11.13 and References Committee from 9.9.09 to 5.7.11; Environment and Communications: Legislation and References Committees from 5.7.11 to 11.11.13; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Select: Cyber-Safety from 27.6.13 to 30.8.13 (Chair from 28.6.13 to 30.8.13); National Broadband Network from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates from 30.11.16 (Chair from 5.12.16).
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16 (Deputy Chair from 17.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16); Law Enforcement from 12.9.16 to 23.11.16.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 1.7.08 to 5.7.11; Parliamentary Library from 1.7.08 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 30.9.10 to 27.2.12; Cyber-Safety from 1.7.11 to 24.6.13 Chair from 7.7.11 to 24.6.13).
Parliamentary party positions
  • Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate from 18.10.13 to 9.5.16 and from 30.8.16.
Party positions
  • Local ALP Branch Secretary 1994-2007; Local ALP Branch President from 2007.
  • Member, ALP National Executive 1994-98.
  • Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Tas.) 1996-2012.
  • ALP National Vice-President 2002-04.
  • Past member, ALP National Social and Community Policy Committee.
  • Past member, ALP National Security and Trade Policy Committee.
  • Past National Secretary and Tasmanian Convener, National Labor Women's Network.
Personal
  • Born 7.2.1959, Hobart, Tas.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Mental health researcher/clerical 1976-78.
  • Medical administration and receptionist 1978-80.
  • Accounts clerk 1981-83.
  • Early childhood educator 1983-92.
  • Industrial officer and trainer, Australian Services Union 1992-2002.
  • Adviser to the Hon. Dr DM Crean, MLC (Tas.) 2002-04.
  • Adviser to the Hon. KJ Bacon, MHA (Tas.) 2004-05.
  • Electorate officer and adviser to the Hon. DE Llewellyn, MHA (Tas.) 2005-07.