katy gallagher

Katherine Ruth "Katy" Gallagher (born 18 March 1970) is an Australian politician, a current member of the Australian Senate, and the former Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory and member of the Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly from 2001 to 2014, representing the electorate of Molonglo for the Australian Labor Party. She was also Minister for Health, Minister for Higher Education and Minister for Regional Development. On 5 December 2014 Gallagher announced she would resign from the territory parliament, and run to replace Kate Lundy in the Australian Senate. On 11 December 2014 she resigned as Chief Minister and Andrew Barr was elected as her replacement. She was appointed to the Senate by the ACT Legislative Assembly on 25 March 2015, a day after Lundy's formal resignation, and was formally sworn in on the 26th. Wikipedia
Chris Bowen Tue, 02/13/2018 - 22:11

The three principles of reform done right

Reform Done Right: my piece in the Sydney Morning Herald today:
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The Age Mon, 02/05/2018 - 04:21

'Disgraceful and scandalous': Christopher Pyne steps up attack on Labor over citizenship

Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne has stepped up the Turnbull government's attack on Labor over the ongoing citizenship crisis, calling for dual citizen MP Susan Lamb to quit this morning or face referral to the High Court.
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Adam Bandt Fri, 02/02/2018 - 02:18

Batman byelection: Greens pressure Labor to reverse electricity privatisation

It’s time to admit the privatisation of our electricity grid was wrong. We should start putting it back in public hands and run it for the public good, not for profit.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sun, 01/21/2018 - 02:53

Coalition calls for March byelection to replace David Feeney's High Court hearing

The publicly funded legal bill for the fiasco is expected to spiral to more than $2 million by the time hearings are completed.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Fri, 01/19/2018 - 15:59

Labor politicians David Feeney and Katy Gallagher face High Court over citizenship

The hearing is the latest step in the citizenship controversy that kicked off in July last year.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:53

Revealed: Taxpayers foot $11.6 million bill for Parliament's citizenship fiasco

The cost for failing to read the fine print? A cool $11.6 million.
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The Age Mon, 12/18/2017 - 04:49

Taxpayers foot $11.6m bill for citizenship fiasco

REVEALED: Taxpayers will fork out $11.6 million in the 2017-18 financial year for legal costs arising from the saga.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Tue, 12/12/2017 - 12:14

Falling like flies: Senate has lost 13 senators since the last election

As Sam Dastyari packs up his belongings and heads for the door, he has plenty of company in the Senate's Class of 2016.
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The Age Tue, 12/12/2017 - 10:21

The Senate has lost nearly 20 per cent of its members since the 2016 election

As Sam Dastyari packs up his belongings and heads for the door, he has plenty of company in the Senate's class of 2016.
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The Sydney Morning Herald Sun, 12/10/2017 - 04:02

Labor says Katy Gallagher's High Court ruling is not a test for other MPs

Labor won't consider a High Court ruling on Katy Gallagher's eligibility as a precedent for MPs under a cloud over dual citizenship claims, despite Malcolm Turnbull's view that other opposition MPs should resign if the ACT senator is disqualified.
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