Senator Catryna Bilyk

Senator for Tasmania

Positions
Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate
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

Connect with Senator Catryna Bilyk

Social media

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Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

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

State/Territory

TAS map

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; Publications from 8.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16 (Deputy Chair from 17.7.14 to 9.5.16); Procedure from 14.9.16.
  • 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.
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 (Deputy Chair from 17.7.14 to 9.5.16) and from 12.9.16; Law Enforcement from 12.9.16.
  • 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.
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.