Senator Katy Gallagher

Senator for Australian Capital Territory

Positions
Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Unit A, Ground Floor, Law Society Building
11 London Circuit
Canberra, ACT, 2601

Postal address

Unit A, Ground Floor, Law Society Building, 11 London Circuit
Canberra, ACT, 2601

Telephone:
02) 6230 0411
Fax:
(02) 6230 0413

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3405
Fax:

Connect with Senator Katy Gallagher

Email
senator.katy.gallagher@aph.gov.au
Websites

Alternative URL

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

State/Territory

ACT map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Territory: elected to the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly for Molonglo, 2001. Resigned 23.12.2014.
  • Federal: chosen by the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory on 25.3.2015, under section 44 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 to represent the Australian Capital Territory in the Senate, vice KA Lundy (resigned) (term ended 9.5.2016). Elected 2016 (Territory Senators serve for the same term as the House of Representatives).
Ministerial appointments
  • State: Chief Minister (ACT) from 16.5.11 to 10.12.14.
  • Deputy Chief Minister (ACT) from 20.4.06 to 15.05.11.
  • Treasurer (ACT) from 11.11.08 to 30.06.11.
  • Minister for Health (ACT) from 20.04.06 to 11.12.14.
  • Minister for Regional Development (ACT) from 9.11.12 to 11.12.14.
  • Minister for Higher Education (ACT) from 9.11.12 to 11.12.14.
  • Minister for Territory and Municipal Services (ACT) from 23.11.11 to 8.11.12.
  • Minister for Community Services (ACT) from 11.11.08 to 9.11.09.
  • Minister for Women (ACT) from 23.12.02 to 9.11.09.
  • Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services (ACT) from 23.12.02 to 26.05.04 and Minister for Education and Training (ACT) from 26.05.04 to 20.4.06.
  • Minister for Children, Youth and Family Support (ACT) from 26.05.04 to 20.04.06; Minister for Children and Young People (ACT) from 18.04.07 to 5.11.08.
  • Minister for Disability and Community Services ACT) from 20.04.06 to 5.11.08.
  • Minister for Industrial Relations (ACT) from 23.12.02 to 20.04.06 and from 10.11.09 to 23.11.11.
  • Minister for Disability and Community Services (ACT) from 20.04.06 to 5.11.08.
Committee service
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration Legislation and References from 26.03.15 to 12.11.15; Community Affairs: Legislation and References Committees from 12.11.15 to 9.5.16.
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 26.03.15 to 12.11.15; Appropriations, Staffing and Security from 1.9.16 ; Procedure from 12.9.16; Selection of Bills from 12.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 26.03.15 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 12.9.16 to 15.9.16; Intelligence and Security from 13.9.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 26.03.15 to 12.11.15; Intelligence and Security from 25.6.15 to 9.5.16.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on State and Territory Relations from 13.10.15 to 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness from 13.10.15 to 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Mental Health from 13.10.15 to 23.07.16.
  • Shadow Minister for Small Business and Financial Services from 23.07.16.
  • Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 14.9.16.
Personal
  • Born 18.3.1970, Canberra, ACT.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (ANU).
  • Member, Legislative Assembly (ACT), 2001-14 (see Parliamentary Service above).
  • Organiser, Community and Public Sector Union, 1998-2001.
  • Community Worker, 1993-98.