Sketch of Alex Gallacher
|Senator for South Australia|
1 July 2011
1 January 1954 |
New Cumnock, Scotland, United Kingdom
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
Alexander McEachian "Alex" Gallacher (born 1 January 1954) is an Australian politician and member of the Australian Labor Party. He was elected to the Australian Senate representing South Australia at the 2010 federal election.
Gallacher was formerly the state secretary of the SA/NT branch of the Transport Workers Union of Australia, which is aligned with the Labor Right faction. In total Gallacher spent fifteen years at the "top of the South Australian union movement". Previously he worked as a truck driver and labourer.
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