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Alexander McEachian Gallacher (born 1 January 1954) is an Australian politician and member of the Australian Labor Party. He was elected to the Australian Senate representing South Australia at the 2010 federal election.[2]

Alex Gallacher
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Gallacher in 2014
Senator for South Australia
Assumed office
1 July 2011
Personal details
Alexander McEachian Gallacher

(1954-01-01) 1 January 1954 (ageĀ 65)
New Cumnock, Scotland, United Kingdom[1]
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
OccupationUnion official

Gallacher was formerly the state secretary of the SA/NT branch of the Transport Workers Union of Australia,[3][4] which is aligned with the Labor Right faction. In total Gallacher spent fifteen years at the "top of the South Australian union movement".[5] Previously he worked as a truck driver and labourer.[5]


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  2. ^ "Senate Results - South Australia - 2010 Federal Election". Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Senate candidates & Group Voting Tickets (Senate preference flows) for SA, 2010 federal election". Archived from the original on 6 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  4. ^ "ACTU National Directory Online". Archived from the original on 17 February 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  5. ^ a b Brady, Jack (14 July 2011). "The Union Boss Who Went Straight To The Top". Retrieved 14 July 2011.

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