June 6th, 2022Multiple portfolios for Catherine King
BALLARAT Federal MP Catherine King has been sworn in as the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.
Ms King said as a regional person herself, she understood how much the portfolio meant to the lives of Australians across the country.
“Good infrastructure investment creates jobs, builds opportunity and unlocks economic growth and productivity. Resilient and reliable transport is the backbone of the nation.
“And local government is the closest level of government to the community, delivering the services that Australians rely on.
“From the city to the country, I am determined to see this key economic portfolio play its role in helping to build a better future for all Australians.
“I look forward to working collaboratively with my colleagues in the states, territories and across local government to deliver the projects and the reforms that will make a real different to the lives of all Australians.
“Now, the hard work starts.”
Ms King was first elected to the House of Representatives for Ballarat in 2001. She was re-elected in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 and 2022.
Before entering Parliament, Ms King was a social worker at the Children’s Homes and Family Services (now CAFS) in Ballarat from 1988 to 1992.
She then worked as a research officer to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health in 1993 and as an industry policy officer for the Australia New Zealand Food Authority from 1993 to 1994.
Ms King then became an assistant director of Population Health Division at the Department of Health and Aged Care from 1997 to 1998 and was the director of Injury Prevention in the Population Health Division at the Department of Health and Aged Care from 1998 to 1999. She then spent two years as a senior manager at KPMG Consulting from 1999 to 2001. Ms King was awarded Victorian Young Achiever of the Year for Community Service in 1991.