Dr Jim Chalmers MP

James Chalmers

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Member for Rankin, Queensland

Australian Labor Party
House of Representatives

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Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4880
(02) 6277 4908

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Shop 65 Logan Central Plaza
Wembley Road
Woodridge, QLD, 4114

Postal address
PO Box 349
Woodridge, QLD, 4114

(07) 3299 5910
(07) 3208 8744

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Rankin, Queensland, 2013.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.13 to 19.10.15; Tax and Revenue from 4.12.13 to 22.10.15.
  • Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 2.10.14 to 22.10.15.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 18.10.13 to 13.10.15.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Investment from 18.10.13 to 13.10.15.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Trade and Investment from 13.10.15.
  • Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation from 13.10.15.
  • Shadow Minister for Productivity from 13.10.15.
  • Shadow Minister for Sport from 13.10.15.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Resources from 4.5.16.

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Party positions

  • Various local ALP positions from 1997.
  • Secretary, ALP National Policy Committee 2003-04.
  • Rankin ALP State Conference Delegate from 2011.

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  • Born 2.3.1978, Brisbane, Qld.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA, BComm (Griffith), PhD (ANU).
  • Research officer, Dept of Premier and Cabinet (Qld) 1999-2001.
  • Tutor in politics and public policy, ANU and UC 2001.
  • ALP National Research Manager 2002-04.
  • Media Adviser to the Shadow Treasurer 2005-06.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition 2006.
  • Senior Adviser to the Premier of New South Wales 2006-07.
  • Queensland General Manager CPR 2007.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff and Principal Adviser to the Treasurer 2007-10.
  • Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer 2010-13.
  • Executive Director, Chifley Research Centre 2013.

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  • Description: outer metropolitan.

    Location: outer southern Brisbane; it includes the suburbs of Algester, Berrinba, Browns Plains, Calamvale, Crestmead, Daisy Hill, Drewvale, Heritage Park, Hillcrest, Kingston, Logan Central, Marsden, Parkinson, Priestdale, Regents Park, Rochedale South, Slacks Creek, Springwood, Underwood and Woodridge.

    Area: 131 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 96 516 (at 7.9.13).

    Industries: retail and service industries.

    State electorates: Rankin includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Woodridge, and parts of Algester, Logan, Springwood, Stretton and Waterford.

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  • Glory Daze: how a world-beating nation got so down on itself, Melbourne: MUP, 2013.

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