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07 4972 5465

Biography

Ken O’Dowd has represented the Flynn electorate in Central Queensland since 2010.

Prior to entering politics, Ken had a successful career in business, leasing fuel distributorships across Queensland and owning several local businesses, including hardware stores and hotels.

He was raised on a farm in Bracewell, near Mount Larcom in Central Queensland and grew mixed crops of beans, peas, peanuts and grain to support his family’s farm income.

Following school, he worked at Queensland Alumina in Gladstone, Queensland, before spending several years working on the Rio Tinto copper project in Papua New Guinea.

Ken believes in standing up for rural people and has brought this dedication to his role as the Member for Flynn.

He currently serves as Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Trade and Investment Growth (2014- ), a committee organised by Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb to further relations with trade partners.

In addition, he serves on the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (2013- ) and Standing Committee on Appropriations and Administration (2013- )

He has previously served on the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (2010-2013) and Standing Committee on Publications (2010-2013).

Ken is the father of two children and grandfather of four.

From Ken

Anthony Albanese has still not learnt the lessons of Labor’s policy failures and the need for a consistent approach on border protection.

Sep 04

Under the Morrison Government bulk billing is at a record high. Read more at: http://lbr.al/whf0

Sep 04

Did you know 28% of child sex offenders sentenced in Australia last year did not serve one day in jail? That’s just not OK, not even close and it has to change. These offenders are the lowest of the low and we’re going to ensure they go to jail with new mandatory sentencing laws. We owe it to our kids to protect them. What’s more, the most serious offenders could be jailed for life under our new laws we’re going to introduce to Parliament next week.

Sep 03

Today is Australian National Flag Day, marking the anniversary of the day our flag was first flown.

Sep 03

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