Senator Kate Lundy, Senator for ACT
Senator Kate Lundy was first elected to the Senate in the Australian Federal Parliament in 1996. After the 2010 election, Senator Lundy was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and for Immigration and Citizenship.
On 21 February 2011, Senator the Hon Kate Lundy was sworn in as the Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. The title change reflects Senator Lundy's additional responsibilities associated with the implementation of the government's new multicultural policy.
On 5 March 2012, she was sworn in as Minister for Sport, Minister for Multicultural Affairs as well as Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation.
Prior to the 2010 election, she was also Chair of the Joint Standing Committee for the National Capital and External Territories and a long-standing member of the Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee.
She also held many portfolios in opposition including Information Technology, Sport and Recreation, Manufacturing, Consumer Affairs, Local Government and Health Promotion.
Personal interests and family
Senator Lundy is an active sportswoman, participating in hockey, soccer and rowing when time permits. Her love of sport includes being patron for the Canberra Rowing Club and co-patron of Majura Junior Soccer Club.