Alex Gallacher : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Alexander McEachian Gallacher was a Senator for South Australia know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death

Alex Gallacher : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Cause of Death
Alex Gallacher
  Bio
Name Alexander Gallacher
Birthdate ( Age) 1 January 1954
Place of Birth New Cumnock, United Kingdom
Nationality Australian
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Paola
Children
Parents Name not known
Profession Australian Senator
Net Worth $2.5 million
Last Update August 2021

Alexander McEachian Gallacher was an Australian politician who was a Senator for South Australia from 2011 until his death in 2021.

He was a member of the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and was a senior official in the Transport Workers Union of Australia (TWU) before entering parliament.

Early Life and Family

Gallacher was born on 1 January 1954 in New Cumnock, Scotland.He arrived in Australia with his family in 1966.He renounced his British citizenship prior to his election to parliament in 2010, as required by section 44 of the constitution.After leaving school he worked as a labourer and truck driver for a number of years. He was then employed as a ramp services operator with Trans Australia Airlines (TAA) from 1976 to 1988.

Alex Gallacher Wife

He is a married man . Alexander Gallacher is married with wife Paola and the couple have four children and together.

Alex Gallacher Net Worth

Alexander Gallacher was an Australian politician, and Senator for South Australia who has an estimated Net Worth arround $2.5 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

Gallacher joined the Australian Labor Party (ALP) in 1988 and served as a delegate to state council and the ALP National Conference.He aligned with the Labor Right faction. Prior to the 2010 federal election he won ALP preselection for the Senate in first position on the party's ticket in South Australia. He defeated two incumbent senators, Anne McEwen and Dana Wortley, for the place at the top of the ticket.

Gallacher was elected in 2010 to an initial term beginning on 1 July 2011. He was re-elected at the 2016 and 2019 federal elections.In his maiden speech, Gallacher listed transport, road safety and superannuation as three priority interests.

He also stated his concerns over the impact of the carbon tax on road transport and call for self-employed drivers to be compensated for any negative impacts. He later warned against the ALP becoming "captive to a new Green agenda".Gallacher has served on a number of standing and select committees during his time in the Senate.

Cause of Death

"Alex was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2019 and battled with courage until the very end," they said."Our family takes great comfort and pride that his legacy in the Senate has in some way contributed to the progress of our nation."The SA Labor leader described Senator Gallacher as a "long-serving and dedicated member of the ALP"."Transport workers could hardly have had a better friend, ally, and advocate in the Australia Parliament," Mr Malinauskas said.

Senate and ALP colleague Penny Wong praised his determination to remain in Parliament despite his ill-health."Alex's fragile health as a consequence of his cancer diagnosis was widely known. However, this does not make the news of his passing any easier," she said.His political adversaries have also expressed their condolences, with Liberal senator and Finance Minister Simon Birmingham expressing sadness at the death of a "straight shooter".

Senate and ALP colleague Penny Wong praised his determination to remain in Parliament despite his ill-health."Alex's fragile health as a consequence of his cancer diagnosis was widely known. However, this does not make the news of his passing any easier," she said.His political adversaries have also expressed their condolences, with Liberal senator and Finance Minister Simon Birmingham expressing sadness at the death of a "straight shooter".