NT election 2020 candidates – Kate Ganley

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The NT Independent is providing you with a light-hearted look at the candidates for the August 22 NT general election. We’re not looking at policy or platforms at this time, but rather at the person behind them.

Our Q&A should help you get to know the humans of NT politics.

Today’s profile is Labor candidate for Katherine, Kate Ganley.

Kate has lived in Katherine for 11 years and has been an active member of the community since arriving. Kate understands the Katherine community and understands the people and systems that support and govern Katherine. Kate has experience working in government, community services and the arts. Kate is also a yoga enthusiast.

Kate was an elected member of Katherine Town Council from 2012 to 2014.

On top of her employment in Katherine, Kate has also served on several boards including St Joseph’s Catholic College Katherine, Katherine Regional Arts and the Katherine Women’s Crisis Centre

Kate’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne, a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution and certificate in Positive Psychology.

Kate’s husband is a serving member of the Northern Territory Police and have invested in and are committed to the town of Katherine.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received and who did it come from?

My Dad said: “You only get one reputation, try not to ruin it”.

Tell us something interesting or quirky about yourself.

I love to eat meat especially cold curry at breakfast.

How would your best mate describe you in twenty words or less?

Fun, loud and clever.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring one movie, one album and one book, what would they be?

Movie: Lonesome Dove directed by Simon Wincer or Gone with the Wind directed by Victor Fleming.

Album: The Beatles’ White Album.

Book: Flashman’s First Omnibus by George MacDonald Fraser.

If you could have dinner with any person in history, who would it be and why?

Cleopatra. She was multi-lingual and ruled in tough times. She had to navigate difficult relationships and fierce opponents and must have been quite charismatic.

A couple of really quick questions. You can give one-word answers if you wish.

Tea or coffee?

Both. But no sugar, I’m sweet enough.

Folder or scruncher?

Are you a journalist?


AFL is the game of gods.

Wet season or dry season?

Dry season 100 per cent. It’s the perfect weather to sleep out in a swag  and too cold for snakes at night!

Coles or Woollies?

We only have Woollies.

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