Canberra Manager’s Forum with Senator the Hon. Katy Gallagher
As the Minister for Women, Minister for Finance, Minister for the Public Service and Manager of Government Business in the Senate, Senator the Hon. Katy Gallagher pays a central and pivotal role in the Albanese Government.
As Minister for Finance, Minister Gallagher is responsible for managing the $682bn spend of the Federal Government, including over $10bn in ICT expenditure each year. Minister Gallagher also has direct responsibility for the Future Made in Australia Office focused on sovereign procurement for SMEs, the upskilling of the Australian Public Service, the Digital Identity Agency, and Digital Identity Policy. She leads the Data and Digital Ministers’ Meeting with digital-focused State and Territory Government Ministers.
This CMF event represents members’ opportunity to hear the Minister’s priorities and their implications and opportunities for the ICT industry first-hand.
Senator the Hon. Katy Gallagher
Minister for Women
Minister for Finance
Minister for the Public Service
Manager of Government Business in the Senate
Minister Katy Gallagher has dedicated her working life to improving the lives of Australians, whether it was advocating for people with disability as a community worker, standing up for the rights of public servants as a Community and Public Sector Union Organiser or delivering for citizens of Canberra as the Chief Minister of the ACT.
As a Minister in the ACT Government and later as Chief Minister, Katy Gallagher led a progressive and future-focused government that legislated marriage equality, started Australia’s first public nurse-led walk-in medical centres, and committed the Government to a 100% renewable energy target by 2020.
As a senior Cabinet Minister holding the Federal Government’s finance and the women’s portfolios, Katy Gallagher is passionate about making women’s equal opportunity an economic and social priority of government.
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