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

Senator for Queensland

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2013. Re-elected 2016. Defeated at general elections 2019.


Committee Service

Senate Standing: Selection of Bills from 5.12.2017 to 30.6.2019.

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 to 28.11.2017.

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 to 30.6.2019 (Chair from 1.9.2016 to 30.6.2019); Economics: Legislation from 1.9.2016 to 30.6.2019; Education and Employment: Legislation from 30.11.2016 to 5.12.2017; 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 to 30.6.2019; Public Accounts and Audit from 15.9.2016 to 30.6.2019.

Joint Standing: Electoral Matters from 1.7.2014 to 24.2.2016; Electoral Matters from 15.9.2016 to 30.6.2019; National Broadband Network from 15.9.2016 to 30.6.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 8.11.2016 to 8.2.2017.


Party Positions

Member of the Australian Labor Party Administrative Committee (Qld.).

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Conference (Qld.).

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party National Conference.

Member of the Australian Labor Party Policy Coordination Council (Qld.).

Convener of the Australian Labor Party Economic Management Policy Committee.

Delegate to the Australian Labor Party State Electoral College (Qld.).

Member of the Australian Labor Party Finance Committee.


Personal

Born 12.2.1961, Brisbane, Australia

Married


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

BCom (University of Queensland).

BA (University of Queensland).

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.