Catryna Bilyk

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Catryna Bilyk
Senator for Tasmania
Assumed office
1 July 2008
Personal details
Born (1959-02-07) 7 February 1959 (age 55)
Nationality Australian Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party

Catryna Louise Bilyk (born 7 February 1959) is an Australian politician. She has been a Labor member of the Australian Senate since July 2008, representing the state of Tasmania.

Bilyk was elected to serve a six-year term in the Senate at the 2007 federal election, after being placed in the third position on the Australian Labor Party's Tasmanian ticket. She was elected to the sixth Senate seat for Tasmania, on preferences distributed from Andrew Wilkie, the Australian Greens' second candidate for the Senate in Tasmania in the 2007 election.[1] It was second time lucky for Bilyk, who had also been preselected in third spot on the Labor Senate ticket in Tasmania at the 2001 federal election, but failed to win a seat.[2]

Bilyk was born in Hobart. She worked as an industrial officer for trade unions and has been ALP National Vice-President. She has worked as a nurse and a child carer. She is married with two adult children. In March 2008, she was diagnosed with two benign brain tumours, which were surgically removed.[3][4]


  1. ^ Australian Electoral Commission, Tasmanian preference count, 2007 election, retrieved January 2008
  2. ^ "2001 Federal Election Results". Australian Electoral Commission. 
  3. ^ Australian Labor Party, Ms Catryna Bilyk - Senator Elect for Tasmania, retrieved January 2008
  4. ^ Australian Services Union, ASU official appointed ALP Vice-President, retrieved January 2008

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