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KENEALLY, the Hon. KristinaBiography for KENEALLY, the Hon. Kristina

Senator for New South Wales

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Chosen by the Parliament of New South Wales 14.2.18 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice S. Dastyari (resigned).

State: elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly for Heffron, 22.3.03 to 29.6.12.

Ministerial Appointments

State: Minister for Disability Services (NSW) from 2.4.07 to 5.9.08; Minister for Ageing (NSW) from 2.4.07 to 5.9.08; Minister for Planning (NSW) from 8.9.08 to 4.12.09; Minister for Infrastructure (NSW) from 17.11.09 to 4.12.09; Minister for Redfern Waterloo (NSW) from 8.9.08 to 4.12.09; Premier (NSW) from 4.12.09 to 28.3.11; Minister for Redfern Waterloo (NSW) from 8.12.09 to 28.3.11.

Committee Service

Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: References Committee from 15.2.18; Economics: References Committee from 15.2.18 to 21.3.18; Environment and Communications References Committee from 15.2.18.

Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement from 15.2.18.

Joint Standing: Migration from 15.2.18; Treaties from 15.2.18.

Senate Standing: Publications from 15.2.18.

Senate Select: Stillbirth Research and Education from 28.3.18.

Party Positions

ALP Party member from 2000.


Born: 19.12.68, Las Vegas, Nevada (USA).


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), University of Dayton, 1991.

Master of Arts, University of Dayton, 1995.

Presenter, Sky News Australia, from 2014 to 2017.

Director, Gender Inclusion & Adjunct Professor, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, from 2015 to 2017.

Member, Referendum Council on Constitutional Recognition, from 2015 to 2017.

Board Member, McKell Institute, from 2017 to 2018.

Non-Executive Director, US Studies Centre (University of Sydney), from 2016 to 2018.

Board Member, Souths Cares, from 2011 to 2016. Chair, Souths Cares, from 2016 to 2018.

Patron, Stillbirth Foundation Australia, from 2010 to 2018.

Ambassador, Opportunity International Australia, from 2012 to 2018.

Ambassador, The John Berne School, from 2014 to 2018.

Chair, Basketball Australia, from 2011 to 2012. CEO, Basketball Australia from 2012 to 2014.

Research Assistantship, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, from 1997 to 1999.

State Youth & Yound Adults Co-ordinator, Society of St Vincent De Paul, NSW, from 1995 to 1996.

Graduate Assistant, University of Dayton, Department of Religious Studies, Dayton, Ohio, USA, from 1992 to 1994.

Primary School Teacher, Immaculate Conception School, Cuba, New Mexico, USA, from 1991 to 1992.


"Folding the Jesus-Sophia metaphor: a basis for a non-androcentric Christology within a Christian feminist interpretive community". Thesis (M.A. in Religious Studies), University of Dayton, 1995.