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CHALMERS, the Hon. Dr James (Jim) EdwardBiography for CHALMERS, the Hon. Dr James (Jim) Edward

Member for Rankin (Qld)

Australian Labor Party



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Rankin, Queensland, 2013. Re-elected 2016, 2019 and 2022.


Ministerial Appointments

Cabinet Minister from 23.5.2022.

Treasurer from 23.5.2022.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Economics served from 4.12.2013 to 19.10.2015; Tax and Revenue served as Deputy Chair from 4.12.2013 to 22.10.2015

Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth served as Deputy Chair from 2.10.2014 to 14.10.2015; Trade and Investment Growth served from 15.10.2015 to 19.10.2015


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 Assistant Minister for Productivity from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.

Shadow Minister for Sport from 13.10.2015 to 23.7.2016.

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 to 23.5.2022.


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 Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

PhD (Australian National University).

BCom (Griffith University).

BA (Griffith University).

Research officer at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Qld) from 1999 to 2001.

Tutor in politics and public policy at Australian National University and the University of Canberra, 2001.

National Research Manager for the Australian Labor Party from 2002 to 2004.

Media Adviser to the Shadow Treasurer from 2005 to 2006.

Deputy Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition, 2006.

Senior Adviser to the Premier (NSW) from 2006 to 2007.

General Manager of CPR (Qld), 2007.

Deputy Chief of Staff and Principal Adviser to the Treasurer from 2007 to 2010.

Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer from 2010 to 2013.

Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre, 2013.


Publications

Glory Daze: how a world-beating nation got so down on itself, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2013.

Changing Jobs: the Fair Go in the New Machine Age (with M Quigley), Schwartz Publishing, Carlton, (Vic.), 2017.


Electorate

Name: Rankin

Location: The Division of Rankin consists of: part of the Brisbane City Council, and part of the Logan City Council.

Area: 131 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 103,551 (at 7.6.2019)

Industries: A diversity of land use, from residential and acreage suburbs to light industrial.