Mr George Christensen MP

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Member for Dawson, Queensland

Party
The Nationals
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

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

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

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

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Dawson, Queensland, 2010. Re-elected 2013 and 2016.
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Parliamentary Library from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 14.9.2016.
  • Joint Select: Australia's Clean Energy Future Legislation from 15.9.2011 to 7.10.2011; Northern Australia from 9.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Agriculture, Resources, Fisheries and Forestry from 25.10.2010 to 5.8.2013; Selection from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 17.3.2014 to 9.5.2016); Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 14.9.2016; Publications from 14.9.2016; Industry, Innovation, Science and Resources from 30.5.2018.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Nationals Whip in the House of Representatives from 17.10.2013 to 9.5.2016.
  • Nationals Chief Whip in the House of Representatives from 30.8.2016 to 2.3.2017.
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
Personal
  • Born 30.6.1978, Mackay, Australia
  • Single
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Comm (Journalism)(CQU)
  • Printing factory worker 2000
  • Journalist 2000
  • Press secretary 2001-04
  • Councillor 2004-10
  • Newspaper editor and publisher 2005-08
Local government service
  • Councillor, City of Mackay Council from 2004 to 2008.
  • Councillor, Mackay Regional Council from 2008 to 2010.
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: 14945 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 103665 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: small crops, prawn and fish farms, sugar growing and refining, beef cattle, coal mining related industries, abattoirs and tourism.
  • Electorate: Dawson includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Mackay, and parts of Burdekin, Mirani, Mundingburra and Whitsunday.