Former Senator Katy Gallagher

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Former Senator

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Territory: Elected to the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly for Molonglo, 2001. Resigned 23.12.2014 to become Senator for the Australian Capital Territory.
  • 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 that Territory in the Senate, vice K Lundy (resigned). Elected to the Senate for the Australian Capital Territory 2016. Election ruled void 9.5.2018 under section 44 of the Constitution.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Scrutiny of Bills from 26.3.2015 to 12.11.2015; Appropriations, Staffing and Security from 1.9.2016 to 9.5.2018; Procedure from 12.9.2016 to 9.5.2018; Selection of Bills from 12.9.2016 to 9.5.2018.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Finance and Public Administration: Legislation from 26.3.2015 to 12.11.2015; Finance and Public Administration: References from 26.3.2015 to 12.11.2015; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 20.8.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Substitute member from 20.8.2015 to 9.5.2016); Community Affairs: References from 12.11.2015 to 9.5.2016; Community Affairs: Legislation from 12.11.2015 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 26.3.2015 to 12.11.2015; Intelligence and Security from 25.6.2015 to 9.5.2016.
  • Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 26.3.2015 to 9.5.2016; National Capital and External Territories from 12.9.2016 to 9.5.2018; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 12.9.2016 to 15.9.2016; Intelligence and Security from 13.9.2016 to 9.5.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on State and Territory Relations from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Mental Health from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Small Business and Financial Services from 23.7.2016 to 6.12.2017.
  • Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate from 14.9.2016 to 6.12.2017.
Personal
  • Born 18.3.1970, Canberra, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (ANU)
  • Community Worker, 1993-98
  • Organiser, Community and Public Sector Union, 1998-2001
  • Member, Legislative Assembly (ACT), 2001-14
Local government service
  • Elected to the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly for Molonglo, 2001. Resigned 23.12.2014 to become Senator for the Australian Capital Territory.
  • Minister for Women from 23.12.2002 to 9.11.2009.
  • Minister for Education, Youth and Family Services from 23.12.2002 to 26.5.2004.
  • Minister for Industrial Relations from 23.12.2002 to 20.4.2006.
  • Minister for Education and Training from 26.5.2004 to 20.4.2006.
  • Minister for Children, Youth and Family Support from 26.5.2004 to 20.4.2006.
  • Minister for Disability and Community Services from 20.4.2006 to 5.11.2008.
  • Deputy Chief Minister from 20.4.2006 to 15.5.2011.
  • Minister for Health from 20.4.2006 to 11.12.2014.
  • Minister for Children and Young People from 18.4.2007 to 5.11.2008.
  • Minister for Community Services from 11.11.2008 to 9.11.2009.
  • Treasurer from 11.11.2008 to 30.6.2011.
  • Minister for Industrial Relations from 10.11.2009 to 23.11.2011.
  • Chief Minister from 16.5.2011 to 10.12.2014.
  • Minister for Territory and Municipal Services from 23.11.2011 to 8.11.2012.
  • Minister for Regional Development from 9.11.2012 to 11.12.2014.
  • Minister for Higher Education from 9.11.2012 to 11.12.2014.