|Senator for Tasmania|
1 July 2008
|Born||Catryna Louise Goninon
7 February 1959
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Spouse(s)||Robert Bilyk (m. 1981)|
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. 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.
Bilyk was born in Hobart. She worked as an industrial officer for trade unions and has been ALP National Vice-President. Bilyk is linked with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA). 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.
- Australian Electoral Commission, Tasmanian preference count, 2007 election, retrieved January 2008
- "2001 Federal Election Results". Australian Electoral Commission.
- Why is the union that represents supermarket workers stopping gay marriage?: SMH 2 May 2015
- Australian Labor Party, Ms Catryna Bilyk – Senator Elect for Tasmania, retrieved January 2008
- Australian Services Union, ASU official appointed ALP Vice-President, retrieved January 2008
- Parliamentary biography
- Summary of parliamentary voting for Senitor Catryna Bilyk on TheyVoteForYou.org.au
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