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KETTER, Christopher (Chris) RonaldBiography for KETTER, Christopher (Chris) Ronald

Senator for (Qld)

Australian Labor Party



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 Occupations 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