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

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4407
Fax:
(02) 6277 4889

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Ballarat, Victoria, 2001. Re-elected 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.
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
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Economics Caucus Committee.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Status of Women Caucus Committee.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party Urban, Regional and Rural Development Caucus Committee from 2002 to 2004.
  • 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 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development from 2.6.2019.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party from 1993.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Health and Community Services Policy Committee from 1998 to 2000.
  • President of the Australian Labor Party Port Melbourne Branch from 1998 to 1999.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party Ballarat East Branch from 2000.
Personal
  • Born 2.6.1966, Melbourne, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • MA(PubPolcy) (Australian National University).
  • BA(SocWk) (Phillip Institute of Technology).
  • 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
  • Name: Ballarat
  • Location: The Division of Ballarat consists of: Ballarat City Council, Hepburn Shire Council, and Moorabool Shire Council.
  • Area: 4,322 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 114,954 (at 7.6.2019)
  • Industries: Agriculture and farming including beef cattle, sheep, fruit and vegetable production, gold mining, education and training, professional, scientific and technical services, health care, tourism and retail.
Honours
  • Victorian Young Achiever of the Year (Community Service) 1991.