Hon Catherine King MP

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Member for Ballarat, Victoria

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

5 Lydiard Street North
Ballarat, VIC, 3350

Postal address

PO Box 719
Ballarat, VIC, 3353

Telephone:
(03) 5338 8123
Fax:
(03) 5333 7710

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4407
Fax:
(02) 6277 4998

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Ballarat, Victoria, 2001. Re-elected 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing from 14.9.2010 to 25.3.2013.
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport from 14.9.2010 to 25.3.2013.
  • Minister for Regional Services, Local Communities and Territories from 25.3.2013 to 1.7.2013.
  • Minister for Road Safety from 25.3.2013 to 1.7.2013.
  • Minister for Regional Australia, Local Government and Territories from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.
  • Cabinet Minister from 1.7.2013 to 18.9.2013.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 20.3.2002 to 19.7.2010.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Health and Ageing from 2.12.2004 to 19.7.2010; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 19.2.2008 to 19.7.2010.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development from 26.10.2004 to 24.6.2005.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Treasury from 24.6.2005 to 3.12.2007.
  • Shadow Minister for Health from 18.10.2013 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare from 23.7.2016.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP Caucus Committee on Economics
  • Member, ALP Caucus Committee on Status of Women
  • Member, ALP from 1993
  • Member, ALP Health and Community Services Policy Committee 1998-2000
  • President, ALP Port Melbourne Branch 1998-1999
  • Member, ALP Ballarat East Branch from 2000
  • Secretary, ALP Caucus Committee on Urban, Regional and Rural Development 2002-04
Personal
  • Born 2.6.1966, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Social Work) (Philip Institute of Technology)
  • M.A (Public Policy)(ANU)
  • Assistant Director, National Public Health Partnership
  • Social worker, Ballarat Children's Homes and Family Services 1988-92
  • Research officer to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health 1993
  • Industry policy officer, Australia New Zealand Food Authority 1993-94
  • Assistant Director, Population Health Division, Commonwealth Dept of Health and Aged Care 1997-98
  • Director, Injury Prevention, Population Health Division, Commonwealth Dept of Health and Aged Care 1998-99
  • Senior Manager, KPMG Consulting 1999-2001
Electorate
  • Description: Provincial
  • Location: to the west of Melbourne; it includes the city of Ballarat and the centres of Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Blackwood, Buninyong, Clunes, Creswick, Daylesford, Myrniong and Trentham, and parts of Burrumbeet.
  • Area: 4652 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 110755 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: beef cattle, sheep, potatoes, apples, mineral water, market gardening and gold mining, tourism, clothing and fabrics, sawmilling, engineering and confectionery.
Honours
  • Victorian Young Achiever of the Year (Community Service) 1991