ACCI Video Conference with Senator Katy Gallagher, Shadow Minister for Finance, Shadow Minister for the Public Service, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

Senator Katy Gallagher began her political career when she was elected to the ACT Legislative Assembly in 2001. She was appointed a minister in 2002 serving in the ACT Cabinet for the next 12 years across various portfolios including as Deputy Chief Minister, Treasurer, Minister for Heath, Minister for Education, Community Services and Women. In May 2011, Katy was elected as Chief Minister of the ACT.

In December 2014 Katy Gallagher resigned as Chief Minister to take up a casual vacancy in the Australian Senate. At the time of her resignation she was Australia’s longest serving health minister after spending more than eight years in the post.

As Chief Minister Katy led a government that tackled big vision ideas like committing to Canberra’s first Light Rail project, delivering Marriage Equality and announcing a 100% renewable energy target for the ACT by 2020.

In October 2015 Senator Gallagher was appointed to Labor’ Shadow Ministry and since that time has held the roles of Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Shadow Minister for Mental Health and Shadow Minister for Small Business and Financial Services as well as Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate. Following her re-election at the 2019 election, Katy was appointed as the Shadow Minister for Finance and the Shadow Minister for the Public Service and continues to serve as the Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate. Katy is also the Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Covid-19.

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry held a zoom session with Senator Katy Gallagher.

At this video conference, Senator Gallagher spoke about Labor’s response in relation to the current situation and management of the COVID19 health and economic crisis in Australia, along with an update from her Shadow portfolios and the work of the Senate Select Committee on COVID19.

After her address, the Senator answered many questions from business leaders across Australia.


Wednesday, 29 September 2021


10.00am - 11.00am

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