Senator Chris Ketter

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Senator for Queensland

Positions
Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate
Chair of Economics References Committee
Deputy Chair of Economics Legislation Committee
Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
Senate

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

'Crossroads', 454 Gympie Road
Strathpine, QLD, 4500

Postal address

PO Box 2246
Strathpine Centre, QLD, 4500

Telephone:
(07) 3881 3710
Fax:
(07) 3881 3755
Toll Free:
1300 884 489

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Senate
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 3065
Fax:
(02) 6277 5713

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2013. Re-elected 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Education and Employment: Legislation from 30.11.2016 to 5.12.2017; Selection of Bills from 5.12.2017.
  • Senate Select: Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs from 1.10.2014 to 27.3.2015; Health from 17.11.2015 to 17.11.2015 (Substitute member from 17.11.2015 to 17.11.2015); Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates from 30.11.2016.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics: Legislation from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Economics: References from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Economics: References from 1.9.2016 (Chair from 1.9.2016); Economics: Legislation from 1.9.2016; Education and Employment: References from 19.10.2017 to 31.12.2017 (Substitute member from 19.10.2017 to 31.12.2017).
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Law Enforcement from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.7.2014 to 9.5.2016; Corporations and Financial Services from 12.9.2016; Public Accounts and Audit from 15.9.2016.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 1.7.2014 to 24.2.2016; Electoral Matters from 15.9.2016; National Broadband Network from 15.9.2016; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 8.11.2016 to 8.2.2017.
Party positions
  • Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Qld)
  • Delegate, ALP State Conference (Qld)
  • Delegate, ALP National Conference
  • Member, ALP State Policy Coordination Council (Qld)
  • Past Convener, ALP Economic Management Policy Committee
  • Delegate, State Electoral College (Qld)
  • Past Member, ALP Finance Committee
Personal
  • Born 12.2.1961, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.A (Qld)
  • B.Comm (Qld)
  • Research Officer/Organiser, Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (Qld) 1982-92
  • First Assistant Secretary, Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (Qld) 1992-96
  • Secretary-Treasurer, Shop Distributive and Allied Employees' Association (Qld) 1996-2014