Mr George Christensen MP

George Christensen

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Member for Dawson, Queensland

Positions
The Nationals Deputy Whip
Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4538
Fax:
(02) 6277 8508

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

2/21 Milton Street
Mackay, QLD, 4740

Postal address
PO Box 1697
Mackay, QLD, 4740

Telephone:
(07) 4944 0662
Fax:
(07) 4944 0575
Toll Free:
1300 301 979

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Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/G_Christensen_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Dawson, Queensland, 2010 and 2013.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Selection from 4.12.13; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.12.13.
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13.
  • Joint Select: Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 15.9.11 to 7.10.11; Northern Australia from 9.12.13.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Party Whip, The Nationals from 17.10.13.

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Party positions

  • Member, Nationals (Qld) 1993-2008.
  • Member, Young Nationals (Qld) 1993-2008.
  • State President, Young Nationals (Qld) 2003-04.
  • Mackay Zone Vice-President, Nationals (Qld) 2007-08.
  • Member, Liberal National Party (Qld) from 2008.
  • Central Queensland Region Secretary, Liberal National Party (Qld) 2008-09.

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Personal

  • Born 30.6.1978, Mackay, Qld.
  • Single.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • Bachelor of Communications (Journalism) (CQU).
  • Printing factory worker 2000.
  • Journalist 2000.
  • Press secretary 2001-04.
  • Councillor (see Local government service below) 2004-10.
  • Newspaper editor and publisher 2005-08.

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Local government service

  • Councillor, City of Mackay 2004-08.
  • Councillor, Mackay Regional Council 2008-10.
  • Executive member, Urban Local Government Association 2008-10.

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Electorate

  • Description: rural.
    Location: northern and central Queensland coast; it includes the city of Mackay, the southern suburbs of Townsville and the towns of Airlie Beach, Ayr, Bowen, Home Hill and Proserpine.
    Area: 14 945 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 98 152 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: small crops, prawn and fish farms, sugar growing and refining, beef cattle, coal mining related industries, abattoirs and tourism.
    State electorates: Dawson includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Mackay, and parts of Burdekin, Mirani, Mundingburra and Whitsunday.

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