Cate Molloy

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Cate Molloy
Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Noosa
In office
17 February 2001 – 9 September 2006
Preceded byBruce Davidson
Succeeded byGlen Elmes
Personal details
Born (1955-05-11) 11 May 1955 (age 63)
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyIndependent
Other political
affiliations
Labor
Spouse(s)Ivan Molloy
OccupationEnrolled nurse

Cathryn Molloy (born 11 May 1955) is a former Australian politician. She was a Labor and independent member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 2001 to 2006, representing the district of Noosa.[1]

Molloy first entered Queensland state parliament as one of a number of newly elected Labor MPs following the party's landslide win at the 2001 state election.[2] She was subsequently re-elected at the 2004 state election.[3]

In 2006, Molloy publicly opposed her party's policy to build a dam on the Mary River.[4] This stance resulted in her disendorsement as a Labor Party candidate in June 2006.[5] She continued to sit as a Labor MP before quitting the party in August 2006.[6] Thereafter, Molloy sat out the remainder of her term as an independent before being defeated at the 2006 state election.[7] The following year, Molloy unsuccessfully contested the federal seat of Wide Bay, also in an independent capacity.[8] In the 2009 state election, she unsuccessfully re-contested Noosa.

Molloy was born in East Melbourne, Victoria. She was married to Ivan Molloy,[9] who was the endorsed Labor candidate for Fairfax at the 2004 federal election.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ "2001 state election: Noosa". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 6 September 2008.
  3. ^ "2004 state election: Noosa". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 8 September 2008.
  4. ^ "Labor MP 'set to cross floor' on Mary River dam". ABC. 8 June 2006.
  5. ^ "Labor MP disendorsed over dam stance". ABC. 11 June 2006.
  6. ^ "Molloy quits Labor Party". ABC. 21 August 2006.
  7. ^ "2006 state election: Noosa". Electoral Commission of Queensland. Archived from the original on 8 September 2008.
  8. ^ "2007 federal election: Wide Bay". Australian Electoral Commission.
  9. ^ "MP's husband supports decision to 'cross floor' over dam". ABC. 9 June 2006.
  10. ^ "2004 federal election: Fairfax". Australian Electoral Commission.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Bruce Davidson
Member for Noosa
2001–2006
Succeeded by
Glen Elmes