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The Accidental Politican: Katy Gallagher

Amanda Whitley

There are not many political leaders who leave office as respected and popular as they were when they took up the role. Katy is one of those special few.” Andrew Barr.

Last Friday, Canberrans started their working day with the news that Katy Gallagher had announced her intention to stand as a candidate for the upcoming Senate vacancy created by Senator Kate Lundy, and would resign as Chief Minister within the week.

On her last day in the job, HerCanberra is proud to present ‘The Accidental Politician’, an exclusive in-depth interview with Katy; in which we discuss the highs and lows of her time in the Assembly, her reasons for leaving, and her hopes for the future.

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Amanda Whitley

Amanda Whitley is the founder and director of HerCanberra. In her ‘spare time’, she instructs zumba, loves to cook (and eat), and wrangles two gorgeous little girls. She’s done everything from present the tv news to operate a stop and go sign and is passionate about connecting Canberra women.

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