Jim Chalmers (Queensland politician)
|Dr Jim Chalmers
|Member of the Australian Parliament
7 September 2013
|Preceded by||Craig Emerson|
2 March 1978 |
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||Griffith University, Australian National University|
Chalmers holds a PhD in political science and international relations from the Australian National University and was chief of staff to Wayne Swan as Treasurer from 2010 to 2013. In 2013, he left his position as chief of staff to the Treasurer to become the Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre. He left that role in July 2013, when he was preselected to succeed Craig Emerson as the Labor candidate for Rankin, and he won the seat at the 2013 election.
He is the author of Glory Daze, a book about the disconnect between Australia's strong economic performance and popular discontent with government.
|Parliament of Australia|
|Member for Rankin