Mr Ken O'Dowd MP

Member for Flynn, Queensland

The Nationals
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PO Box 6022
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Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4380
(02) 6277 8495

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76 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

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76 Goondoon Street
Gladstone, QLD, 4680

(07) 4972 5465
(07) 4972 0888

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Flynn, Queensland

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Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Flynn, Queensland, 2010, 2013 and 2016.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; House from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 25.6.14 to 9.5.16); Petitions from 14.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Treaties from 11.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16; Trade and Investment Growth from 14.9.16.
  • Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 25.9.14 to 9.5.16 (Chair from 27.11.14 to 9.5.16).
  • Born 30.6.1950, Gladstone, Qld.
  • Single.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Self-employed business owner from 1978.
  • Fuel distributorship 1978-98.
  • Publican 1998-2004.
  • Timber and hardware merchant from 1998.
  • Company director from 2006.
    State electorates: Flynn includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Gladstone, and parts of Burnett, Callide, Gregory, Mirani and Rockhampton.
    Description: rural.

    Location: cental western and eastern Queensland; it includes the towns of Agnes Water, Banana, Biloela, Biggenden, Blackwater, Boyne Island, Calliope, Duaringa, Eidsvold, Emerald, Gayndah, Gladstone, Gracemere, Miriam Vale, Monto, Mount Morgan, Moura, Mundubbera, Perry, Sapphire, Tannum Sands, Taroom, Theodore, Wondai and Woorabinda.

    Area: 133 063 sq km (approx.).

    Electors enrolled: 95 357 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: coal, oil, gas, orchards, cotton, grain, cattle and sheep. The port of Gladstone is a major export facility for the area.