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
Toll Free:
1300 880 904

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3512
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • State: Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Heffron, 2003. Resigned 29.6.2012.
  • Federal: Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales 14.2.2018 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice S Dastyari (resigned).
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Publications from 15.2.2018.
  • Senate Select: Stillbirth Research and Education from 28.3.2018.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: References from 15.2.2018; Economics: References from 15.2.2018 to 21.3.2018; Environment and Communications: References from 15.2.2018.
  • Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement from 15.2.2018.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 15.2.2018; Treaties from 15.2.2018.
Party positions
  • ALP Member from 2000
Personal
  • Born 19.12.1968, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Primary School Teacher, Immaculate Conception School, Cuba, New Mexico, USA
  • Graduate Assistant, University of Dayton, Department of Religious Studies, Dayton, Ohio, USA
  • State Youth & Young Adults Co-ordinator, Society of St Vincent De Paul, NSW
  • Research Assistantship, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
  • Member, Legislative Assembly (NSW)
  • Presenter, Sky News Australia
  • Director, Gender Inclusion & Adjunct Professor, Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Local government service
  • Elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Heffron, 2003. Resigned 29.6.2012.
  • Minister for Disability Services 2.4.2007 to 5.9.2008.
  • Minister for Ageing from 2.4.2007 to 5.9.2008.
  • Minister for Planning from 8.9.2008 to 4.12.2009.
  • Minister for Redfern Waterloo from 8.9.2008 to 4.12.2009.
  • Minister for Infrastructure from 17.11.2009 to 4.12.2009.
  • Premier from 4.12.2009 to 28.3.2011.
  • Minister for Redfern Waterloo from 8.12.2009 to 28.3.2011.
Publications
  • Folding the Jesus-Sophia metaphor: a basis for a non-androcentric Christology within a Christian feminist interpretive community. Thesis - MA in Religious Studies, University of Dayton 1.1.1995
  • 'God's first instrument of liberation': Bible Today St Benedict Minnesota 1.1.1995