Senator the Hon Kristina Keneally

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Senator for New South Wales

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Suite 503 Level 5
56 Station Street
Parramatta, NSW, 2150

Postal address

PO Box W4
Parramatta Westfield, NSW, 2150

Telephone:
(02) 9891 9139
Fax:
(02) 9687 4394
Toll Free:
1300 880 904

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3512
Fax:
(02) 6277 5713

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales 14.2.18 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice S. Dastyari (resigned).
  • State: elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Heffron, 22.3.03 to 29.6.12.
Ministerial appointments
  • State: Minister for Disability Services (NSW) from 2.4.07 to 5.9.08; Minister for Ageing (NSW) from 2.4.07 to 5.9.08; Minister for Planning (NSW) from 8.9.08 to 4.12.09; Minister for Infrastructure (NSW) from 17.11.09 to 4.12.09; Minister for Redfern Waterloo (NSW) from 8.9.08 to 4.12.09; Premier (NSW) from 4.12.09 to 28.3.11; Minister for Redfern Waterloo (NSW) from 8.12.09 to 28.3.11.
Committee service
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: References Committee from 15.2.18; Economics: References Committee from 15.2.18 to 21.3.18; Environment and Communications References Committee from 15.2.18.
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement from 15.2.18.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 15.2.18; Treaties from 15.2.18.
  • Senate Standing: Publications from 15.2.18.
  • Senate Select: Stillbirth Research and Education from 28.3.18.
Party positions
  • ALP Party member from 2000.
Personal
  • Born: 19.12.68, Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Dayton, 1991.
  • Master of Arts, University of Dayton, 1995.
  • Presenter, Sky News Australia, from 2014 to 2017.
  • Director, Gender Inclusion & Adjunct Professor, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, from 2015 to 2017.
  • Member, Referendum Council on Constitutional Recognition, from 2015 to 2017.
  • Board Member, McKell Institute, from 2017 to 2018.
  • Non-Executive Director, US Studies Centre (University of Sydney), from 2016 to 2018.
  • Board Member, Souths Cares, from 2011 to 2016. Chair, Souths Cares, from 2016 to 2018.
  • Patron, Stillbirth Foundation Australia, from 2010 to 2018.
  • Ambassador, Opportunity International Australia, from 2012 to 2018.
  • Ambassador, The John Berne School, from 2014 to 2018.
  • Chair, Basketball Australia, from 2011 to 2012. CEO, Basketball Australia from 2012 to 2014.
  • Research Assistantship, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, from 1997 to 1999.
  • State Youth & Yound Adults Co-ordinator, Society of St Vincent De Paul, NSW, from 1995 to 1996.
  • Graduate Assistant, University of Dayton, Department of Religious Studies, Dayton, Ohio, USA, from 1992 to 1994.
  • Primary School Teacher, Immaculate Conception School, Cuba, New Mexico, USA, from 1991 to 1992.
Publications
  • "Folding the Jesus-Sophia metaphor: a basis for a non-androcentric Christology within a Christian feminist interpretive community". Thesis (M.A. in Religious Studies), University of Dayton, 1995.