Katy Gallagher Family and Net Worth – Katy Gallagher is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory since the 2019 know all about her as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children, Partner and Career.
Katy Gallagher Wiki Bio
|Birthdate ( Age)||18 March 1970|
|Place of Birth||Weston Creek, Australia|
|Father||Name Not Known|
|Mother||Name Not Known|
|Net Worth||$2 Million|
Katherine Ruth Gallagher is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory since the 2019 federal election, representing the Australian Labor Party (ALP).She previously served in the Senate from 2015 to 2018, and was Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory from 2011 to 2014.
Katy Gallagher Family and Parents
Gallagher was born and raised in the Weston Creek district of Canberra. She was educated in Duffy, and at Melrose High School and Canberra College (previously known as Stirling College), before completing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology at the Australian National University in 1990.
Katy Gallagher Husband and Children
Gallagher was previously engaged to Brett Seaman, who died in a road accident in 1997. She and her partner Dave Skinner have three children: Abigail, Charlie and Evie.
Katy Gallagher Net Worth
Katy Gallagher has an estimated Net Worth of $2 Million in 2022. She is an Australian politician who has been a Senator for the Australian Capital Territory since the 2019 .
Katy Gallagher Professional Career
She was initially employed as a social worker, assisting with a community life skills project and working with children with disabilities. From 1994 to 1997, she worked as an advocate for People First ACT, a support and advocacy organisation for the intellectually disabled. Around this time, Gallagher became involved in the labour movement, and took on a position with the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU), first working as a case manager and then a national organiser.
In 1997, Gallagher’s fiancé, Brett Seaman (also a CPSU organiser), was killed in a cycling accident in Merimbula. At the time, Gallagher was 13 weeks pregnant with her first daughter. An 86-year-old female pensioner narrowly escaped a jail term for dangerous and irresponsible driving for the crash. The union movement assisted Gallagher with the funeral and court case that followed the accident.
The support provided to Gallagher by the Labor Party and union movement inspired her to run for pre-selection as one of the Labor candidates for the electorate of Molonglo for the 2001 ACT general election. At the time, Labor had two incumbent members in the Assembly representing Molonglo. Long-serving independent Michael Moore retired at the election. The election saw Labor come to power, led by Jon Stanhope. Despite Gallagher winning just 4.38% of the first preference vote, following distribution of preferences, Gallagher was elected as the fifth member to the seven member seat, behind Humphries, Tucker, Corbell, and Quinlan.
Gallagher grew up in Canberra and was a union organiser with the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) before entering politics. She was elected to the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in 2001, representing the electorate of Molonglo. She was made a minister under Jon Stanhope in 2002, and appointed Deputy Chief Minister in 2006. Gallagher became Chief Minister in 2011 after Stanhope’s retirement, and led her party to a fourth consecutive term at the 2012 general election. She resigned in 2014 to seek preselection to the Senate.
Gallagher was appointed to the second arrangement of the first Stanhope ministry on 23 December 2002, when she was given the portfolios of education, youth and family services; women; and industrial relations. A minor change on 26 May 2004 saw Gallagher’s ministry for education, youth and family services divided into separate responsibilities.
On 12 May 2011, while Gallagher was deputy chief minister, the current chief minister at the time, Jon Stanhope, resigned. On 16 May 2011, Gallagher was elected by the Assembly as the ACT’s 6th Chief Minister and 3rd female Chief Minister. The ALP won an additional seat in the 2012 Australian Capital Territory general election, and remained in government after securing the support of the sole remaining Green MLA.
In March 2015, Gallagher was appointed to fill the casual vacancy caused by the retirement of Senator Kate Lundy. She was appointed to Bill Shorten’s shadow ministry later in the year, and elected to the Senate in her own right at the 2016 federal election.
She was subsequently elected Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate. In December 2017, during the parliamentary eligibility crisis, Gallagher was referred to the High Court. The court ruled in May 2018 that she was disqualified from sitting in the Senate for failing to renounce her British citizenship before nomination for election in 2016. She returned to her previous Senate seat at the 2019 federal election.