- Mike Gallacher
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Incumbent Assumed office
3 April 2011
Premier Barry O'Farrell Preceded by Michael Daley (Police)
Steve Whan (Emergency Services)
Minister for the Hunter Region Incumbent Assumed office
3 April 2011
Preceded by Jodi McKay Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council Incumbent Assumed office
17 April 1996
Preceded by Stephen Mutch Personal details Born 27 September 1961
Political party Liberal Party of Australia Spouse(s) Judy Gallacher Children Kurt (m), Caitlin (f) Alma mater University of New England Religion Catholic Website Parliamentary webpage
Michael (Mike) Joseph Gallacher MLC, (born 27 September 1961 in Paisley, Scotland) an Australian politician, is the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Hunter region and Vice-President of the Executive Council in the O'Farrell-Stoner Liberal/National coalitition government since 2011. Gallacher has been a member of the New South Wales Legislative Council since 1996.
Early life and background
He joined the NSW Police Force in 1980 and served as an officer in general duties, highway patrol, internal police investigations, criminal investigations and special operations. He completed a Bachelor of Professional Studies through the University of New England in 1998. From 1991 to 1994, Gallacher was a delegate to the New South Wales Police Association and was a senior lecturer in the Police Service's Professional Responsibility Command and qualified for the Police Service Medal.
He first faced election at the 2003 state election and was re-elected. In 2005, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Police in the New South Wales Shadow Cabinet and was appointed the portfolio of Shadow Minister for the Hunter in April 2007.
Following the 2011 state election which saw the O'Farrell government come to power, on 3 April 2011 Gallacher was appointed Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Minister for the Hunter, and Vice-President of the Executive Council, Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council.
- ^ a b "The Hon. Michael Joseph Gallacher, BProf St MLC". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. 4 May 2011. http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/members.nsf/5d65e8c599c38ed4ca256e7c001cd832/925c197d91ac48354a25672e0002e1db?OpenDocument. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
- ^ "Mike Gallacher". Members of the Legislative Council. Liberal Party of Australia. 2011. http://www.nsw.liberal.org.au/legislative-council-upper-house/mike-gallacher.html. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
- ^ "30. Vacant seats in the Legislative Council". Hansard. Parliament of New South Wales. 17 April 1996. http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/lc/lcpaper.nsf/0/5DBD3514C67B062BCA256EEF00396C78. Retrieved 19 May 2011.
Current members of the Cabinet of New South WalesBarry O'Farrell · Andrew Stoner · Graham Annesley · Mike Baird · Gladys Berejiklian · Andrew Constance · Victor Dominello · Mike Gallacher · Duncan Gay · Pru Goward · Chris Hartcher · Brad Hazzard · Katrina Hodgkinson · Kevin Humphries · Don Page · Robyn Parker · Greg Pearce · Adrian Piccoli · Anthony Roberts · Jillian Skinner · Greg Smith · George Souris Current Members of the New South Wales Legislative Council Labor (14) Liberal (12) Nationals (7) Greens (5)Jan Barham · Jeremy Buckingham · Cate Faehrmann · John Kaye · David Shoebridge Shooters and Fishers (2)Robert Borsak · Robert Brown Christian Democrats (2)Paul Green · Fred Nile
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