Senator Chris Ketter

Senator for Queensland

Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate
Chair of Economics References Committee
Deputy Chair of Economics Legislation Committee
Deputy Chair of Select Committee into the Political Influence of Donations
Australian Labor Party

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Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

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

Postal address

PO Box 2246
Strathpine Centre, QLD, 4500

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

Parliament Office

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 3065
(02) 6277 5713

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Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2013 (term began 1.7.2014) and 2016.
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Education and Employment Legislation from 30.11.16 to 5.12.17; Selection of Bills from 5.12.17
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Economics: Legislation and References Committees from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 1.9.16 (Chair of References from 1.9.16), substitute member, Education and Employment References Committee from 19.10.17 to 31.12.17.
  • Senate Select: Certain Aspects of Queensland Government Administration related to Commonwealth Government Affairs from 1.10.14 to 27.3.15; Funding for Research into Cancers with Low Survival Rates from 30.11.16.
  • Joint Statutory: Corporations and Financial Services from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 12.9.16; Law Enforcement from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16; Public Accounts and Audit from 1.7.14 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16.
  • Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 1.7.14 to 24.2.16 and from 15.9.16; National Broadband Network from 15.9.16; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 8.11.16 to 8.2.17.
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.
  • Born 12.2.1961, Brisbane, Qld.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA, BComm (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.