Jim Chalmers (Queensland politician)

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Dr Jim Chalmers
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Rankin
Assumed office
7 September 2013
Preceded by Craig Emerson
Personal details
Born (1978-03-02) 2 March 1978 (age 38)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Alma mater Griffith University, Australian National University

James Edward "Jim" Chalmers (born 2 March 1978) is an Australian politician. He is the Labor Party member for Rankin in the Australian House of Representatives.

Chalmers holds a PhD in commerce 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.[1] 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.[2]

He is the author of Glory Daze, a book about the disconnect between the Australia's strong economic performance and popular discontent with government.[1]


External links[edit]

Summary of parliamentary voting for Jim Chalmers MP on TheyVoteForYou.org.au

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Craig Emerson
Member for Rankin