|Member of the South Australian Parliament
15 March 2014
|Preceded by||Gay Thompson|
|Born||Katrine Anne Hildyard|
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Profession||Trade union leader, company director, clerical worker, cleaner|
Early life and education
Hildyard was born in Adelaide and grew up in Netley with her brother and two sisters. During Hildyard's childhood her mother was the victim of domestic violence from her estranged father, which shaped her passion on the issue in later life.
Hildyard attended Plympton High School and studied a Bachelor of Arts at Flinders University as a mature age student. She worked as a cleaner, shop assistant, lecturer, and clerical worker. She later graduated from the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was a Fellow of the Governor's Leadership Foundation.
Australian Services Union
As Secretary the ASU campaigned for overwhelmingly female community sector workers to have their wages increased to match their mainly-male private sector counterparts. An equal pay case before Fair Work Australia was successful in 2012, and the State Government committed to increasing wages between 19 and 41 per cent. The ASU also committed to supporting same-sex marriage and lobbying the Labor Party to change its policy, which at the time was opposed to any change.
In her maiden speech, Hildyard said her priorities included reducing domestic violence, supporting equal pay for women, maintaining high quality mental health services, and recognising Indigenous Australians in the constitution.
In February 2015 Hildyard was promoted to the position of Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier. She also led a taskforce on Women in Sport, composed of athletes, administrators and event managers, to help close the pay gap for women athletes and encourage investment in women's sport.
Hildyard pledged to update the Equal Opportunity Act to prevent discrimination against victims of domestic violence, and to provide paid annual leave to victims so they can attend medical and police appointments, and move house if necessary. She also launched a parliamentary anti-domestic violence group with Liberal MP Dan Van Holst Pellekaan.
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- Novak, Lauren (25 November 2015). "Discrimination: Women being forced out of jobs, missing promotions for being in an abusive relationship". The Advertiser. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- "SA MPs to oppose domestic violence". The Advertiser. 20 September 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Puddy, Rebecca (26 October 2015). "ALP branch reins in unions on ballot picks". The Australian. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- Donnollan, Angelique (29 October 2015). "SA mums push for recognition on birth certificates for same-sex parents". ABC News. Retrieved 2016-01-20.
- Broadstock, Amelia (7 October 2014). "Southern Football League to launch weekly radio show providing live coverage of a match each week". Southern Times Messenger. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
|South Australian House of Assembly|
|Member for Reynell