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Gallus, Christine (1943 - )

The Honourable, MP

Born
6 April 1943
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Parliamentarian

Summary

Chris Gallus was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs on 26 November 2001.

She was elected to the House of Representatives (Liberal Party) in 1990 for the seat of Hawker, which was later abolished, and for the seat of Hindmarsh in 1993 and subsequent elections.

Details

Chris Gallus completed a Bachelor of Arts (Australian National University), a Graduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (Flinders University), and a Graduate Diploma in Health Education (Sturt College Advanced Education).

Prior to entering Federal Parliament she worked as a Researcher for the South Australian Health Commission. She has also worked as an advertising executive, a journalist and the director of a small business.

Gallus served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs until 26 November 2001. She was a Member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee for Community Affairs from 16 May 1990 to 8 February 1993; for Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 16 May 1990 to 8 February 1993; and for Financial Institutions and Public Administration from 29 May 1996. She was a member of the Joint Statutory Committee for Native Title from 29 June 1994 to 29 May 1995; and for Native Title and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Land Fund from 29 March 1995 to 29 January 1996. She was also a member of Joint Standing Committees for Migration (Chair) from 13 June 1996, and Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 18 June 1996.

While in opposition, she was Shadow Minister for Environment from 7 April to 26 May 1994 and Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 25 May 1994 to 11 March 1996.

Chris Gallus is married with three children. She is a self-described movie fanatic and enjoys reading bad novels.

Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/biography.asp?id=CU4, accessed 28/11/2001.

Anne Heywood

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