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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 (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; Health, substitute member on 17.11.15.

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.


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.