Dr Jim Chalmers MP

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Member for Rankin, Queensland

Party
Australian Labor Party
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Unit 2A, Logan Central Plaza
38-74 Wembley Road
Logan Central, QLD, 4114

Postal address

PO Box 349
Logan Central, QLD, 4114

Telephone:
(07) 3299 5910
Fax:
(07) 3208 8744

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4880
Fax:
(02) 6277 4908

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Rankin, Queensland, 2013. Re-elected 2016 and 2019.
Committee service
  • Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 2.10.2014 to 22.10.2015.
  • House of Representatives Standing: Economics from 4.12.2013 to 19.10.2015; Tax and Revenue from 4.12.2013 to 22.10.2015.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 18.10.2013 to 13.10.2015.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Investment from 18.10.2013 to 13.10.2015.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Trade and Investment from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Productivity from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Sport from 13.10.2015 to 23.07.2016.
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Resources from 4.5.2016 to 23.7.2016.
  • Shadow Minister for Finance from 23.7.2016 to 2.6.2019.
  • Shadow Treasurer from 2.6.2019.
Party positions
  • Officeholder of Australian Labor Party local branch positions from 1997.
  • Secretary of the Australian Labor Party National Policy Committee from 2003 to 2004.
  • Delegate for Rankin to the Australian Labor Party State Conference from 2011.
Personal
  • Born 2.3.1978, Brisbane, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BCom (Griffith University)
  • BA (Griffith University)
  • PhD (Australian National University)
  • 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
Electorate
  • 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
  • Electors enrolled: 101,700 (at 2.7.2016)
  • Industries: retail and service industries.
  • Electorate: Rankin includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Woodridge, and parts of Algester, Logan, Springwood, Stretton and Waterford.
Publications
  • Glory Daze: how a world-beating nation got so down on itself, MUP, Melbourne: 2013