Senator Catryna Bilyk

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Senator for Tasmania

Positions
Chair of Select Committee on Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century
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

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

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 and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Library from 1.7.2008 to 11.11.2013; 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 19.10.2017.
  • 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 (Chair from 5.12.2016); Charity Fundraising in the 21st Century from 25.6.2018.
  • 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: Migration from 1.7.2008 to 5.7.2011; Parliamentary Library from 1.7.2008 to 5.8.2013.
  • 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
  • Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate from 18.10.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate from 30.8.2016 to 3.2.2017.
Party positions
  • 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
  • Local ALP Branch Secretary 1994-2007
  • Member, ALP National Executive 1994-98
  • Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Tas.) 1996-2012
  • ALP National Vice-President 2002-04
  • Local ALP Branch President 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