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 by Bruce Davidson
Succeeded by Glen Elmes
Personal details
Born (1955-05-11) 11 May 1955 (age 61)
East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Independent
Other political
Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Ivan Molloy
Occupation Enrolled nurse

Cathryn (Cate) Molloy (born 11 May 1955) was an 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]


  1. ^ "Former Members". Parliament of Queensland. 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "2001 state election: Noosa". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 
  3. ^ "2004 state election: Noosa". Electoral Commission of Queensland. 
  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. 
  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
Succeeded by
Glen Elmes