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Jim Chalmers

Shadow Treasurer (Australia)

Dr. Jim Chalmers MP has been the Member for Rankin since 2013, representing the people and suburbs of southern Brisbane and Logan City where he was born, grew up and made a home with Laura, Leo, Annabel, and Jack. After the 2019 election, Jim was appointed Shadow Treasurer. He first joined the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Finance from 2016 to 2019. Prior to Jim’s election to Parliament, he was the Executive Director of the Chifley Research Centre after a number of years as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer. He has a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from the Australian National University and a first class honours degree in public policy from Griffith University and is a qualified company director. Jim is also a member of the Griffith University Logan Campus Development Advisory Group; the Griffith University School of Government and International Relations Advisory Board, and the Board of Advisors at the Center for Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Studies at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.