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Gallagher, Katy (1970 - )

Born
18 March 1970
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupation
Parliamentarian and Union organiser
Website
http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/members/162.asp

Summary

Katy Gallagher has been the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory since 16 May 2011. A member of the Australian Labor Party, Katy Gallagher was elected to the Legislative Assembly for the Parliament of the Australian Capital Territory representing the electorate of Molonglo in October 2001. She was re-elected in 2004, 2008 and 2012. She held the positions of Deputy Chief Minister and Treasurer as well as the portfolios of Health, Community Services and Women.

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After being educated in Canberra, Gallagher obtained her BA from Australian National University. She was a project worker for the Woden Community Service and from 1994-1997 worked for People First ACT, an organisation providing advocacy and support to individuals with an intellectual disability. She has been active in the community and union sectors for over ten years. She has advocated for both adult and children with intellectual disabilities and for the industrial interests of workers as a Community and Public Sector Union national organiser.

Gallagher currently holds the portfolios of Regional Development; Health and Higher Education.

Sources used to compile this entry: From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra, Australian Women's Archives Project, February 2013, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/ldkg; 'Katy Gallagher, MLA', in ACT Labor, http://www.actlabor.com.au/people/KatyGallagher.html.

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Katy Gallagher, ACT Chief Minister
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Katy Gallagher. Used with permission.

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Title
Katy Gallagher at the exhibition launch of From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher
Type
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Date
21 February 2013
Place
Canberra

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Anne Heywood

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