Biography

Dr Katie Allen MP is the Federal member for Higgins, elected in 2019.

Katie served as a Paediatrician and Medical Researcher at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne for over 25 years. She was Director of the Population Health Research Theme at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and was a Professor at both the University of Melbourne and Manchester. She has published more than 350 peer-reviewed publications. Katie’s international public health experience includes consulting to the WHO and the US National Academy of Sciences.

Katie has lived in Higgins for 40 years and is married with 4 children. She has volunteered for her community as Chair of the Melbourne Girls’ Grammar School Council and on the Board of Cabrini Health.

As the Member for Higgins she sits on several committees including the Committee for Trade and Investment Growth, NBN, the Implementation of the National Redress Scheme and Committee on Indigenous Recognition, Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources and is a supplementary member of the Health, Aged Care and Sport committee.

From Katie

"We’re providing $314 billion in economic support and are committed to keeping people in jobs and businesses in business." - Josh Frydenberg

Aug 14

#LIVE: Press conference from Parliament House, Canberra

Aug 14

A further 1 million tests for #COVID19 have been done in Australia in the past two weeks, bringing our total tests since this global pandemic began to more than 5 million. Our testing rates continue to be one of the highest in the world and one of the lowest positive return rates, at just 0.4 per cent. The key to staying on top of any outbreaks is testing, tracing and isolating. So if you’re sick and have any symptoms, stay home and get tested. We all must remain disciplined when it comes to being out and about. Practice good hygiene, keep physical distance, and have the COVIDSafe app on your phone. A lot of people are doing it really tough right now so please check in on your friends, family and neighbours and continue to look after each other. Together we will get through this.

Aug 13

The Morrison Government is expanding eligibility for JobKeeper. This will help keep Australians in jobs. Read more: http://lbr.al/1qx8

Aug 13