First elected in 2001, Catherine King represents the electorate of Ballarat in the Australian Parliament.
Following the 2019 election, Catherine moved to the key economic portfolio of Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development after serving six years as Labor’s Shadow Minister for Health and Medicare.
In Government, Catherine was in Cabinet as Minister for Regional Australia, Local Government and Territories. Catherine earlier served as Minister for Regional Services, Local Communities and Territories and Minister for Road Safety, and before that as Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and Parliamentary Secretary for Health.
Catherine holds Bachelor Degrees in Social Work and Laws and a Masters’ in Public Policy.
Prior to entering Parliament, Catherine was a senior manager at KPMG’s Consulting Practice.
As a regional MP, Catherine is a strong advocate for the seven million Australians who live outside our capital cities.