Mrs Kay Hull AM

Mrs Kay Hull AMKay Hull is a former Australian politician. She was a National Party member of the Australian House of Representatives from October 1998 to August 2010, representing the Division of Riverina, New South Wales. Kay was the first female NSW National to be elected to Federal Parliament and the first female Chief Nationals Whip.

Kay served on a range of parliamentary committees including the Economics, Finance and Public Administration Committee; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Committee; and Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee.  As Chair of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Community Services, Kay’s report Every Picture Tells a Story created the initiative for substantial reforms to Family Law and the Child Support system.

She was appointed by the Australian Government to represent Australia on the International Parliamentary Union/UNAIDS HIV committee from 2008–2012 based in Geneva.

Before entering Federal Parliament, Kay served on the Wagga Wagga City Council from 1991 to 1998, including five years as Deputy Mayor, and was Chair of the Council of Tourist Associations in NSW from 1995–1998. She was also a member of the Board of Tourism NSW from 1995–1998, and received the Rod Murdoch Award for Contribution to Tourism in NSW in 1998.

Kay has been a medium enterprise owner operator in the Motor Vehicles Trades and Services sector 1978. She was awarded the Golden Crow Roll of Honour Award for contribution to the business community of Wagga Wagga in 2010, and received the Freedom of the City of Wagga Wagga in March 2011.

She convened the Parliamentary Cancer Network from 1999 to 2010, and has been a Board member of Can Assist, a not for profit organisation, since 2010, and President since 2012.

She was appointed as the Chair of The Australian National Advisory Council on Alcohol and Drugs by the Commonwealth Minister for Health in October 2014 and was awarded an AM in the 2015 Queen's birthday honours for her contribution to the Parliament of Australia and her leadership in the Riverina.