Senator Catryna Bilyk

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Senator for Tasmania

Positions
Chair of Standing Committee of Senators' Interests
Deputy Chair of Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
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

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Tasmania 2007. Re-elected 2013, 2016 and 2019.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Senators' Interests from 1.7.2008 to 1.6.2013; Privileges from 30.9.2010 to 1.7.2011; Selection of Bills from 12.11.2013 to 9.5.2016; Senators' Interests from 14.11.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 14.11.2013 to 9.5.2016); Publications from 8.7.2014 to 9.5.2016 (Deputy Chair from 17.7.2014 to 9.5.2016); Publications from 1.9.2016 to 22.11.2016; Senators' Interests from 1.9.2016 (Chair from 1.9.2016); Selection of Bills from 1.9.2016 to 8.2.2017; Procedure from 14.9.2016; Education and Employment: References from 22.11.2016 to 1.7.2019; House from 2.7.2019.
  • Senate Select: Cyber-Safety from 27.6.2013 to 30.8.2013 (Chair from 28.6.2013 to 30.8.2013); National Broadband Network from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates from 30.11.2016 to 28.11.2017 (Chair from 5.12.2016 to 28.11.2017); Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century from 25.6.2018 to 14.2.2019.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs from 1.7.2008 to 14.5.2009; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations from 16.3.2009 to 14.5.2009; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Legislation from 14.5.2009 to 11.11.2013; Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: References from 9.9.2009 to 5.7.2011; Environment and Communications: Legislation from 5.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Environment and Communications: References from 5.7.2011 to 11.11.2013; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Community Affairs: References from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Statutory: Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016 (Deputy Chair from 17.7.2014 to 9.5.2016); Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 12.9.2016 (Deputy Chair from 12.9.2016); Law Enforcement from 12.9.2016 to 23.11.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Library from 1.7.2008 to 11.11.2013; Migration from 1.7.2008 to 5.7.2011; Parliamentary Library from 1.7.2008 to 5.8.2013; Parliamentary Library from 2.7.2019; Treaties from 22.7.2019.
  • Joint Select: Gambling Reform from 30.9.2010 to 27.2.2012; Cyber-Safety from 1.7.2011 to 24.6.2013 (Chair from 7.7.2011 to 24.6.2013).
Parliamentary party positions
  • Opposition Deputy Whip in the Senate from 18.10.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • Opposition Deputy Whip in the Senate from 30.8.2016 to 3.2.2017.
Party positions
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party National Social and Community Policy Committee.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party National Security and Trade Policy Committee.
  • Secretary and Tasmanian Convener of the National Labor Women's Network.
  • Secretary of Australian Labor Party local branch from 1994 to 2007.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party National Executive from 1994 to 1998.
  • Member of the Australian Labor Party State Administrative Committee (Tas.) from 1996 to 2012.
  • Vice-President of the Federal Australian Labor Party from 2002 to 2004.
  • President of the Australian Labor Party local branch from 2007.
Personal
  • Born 7.2.1959, Hobart, Australia
  • 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