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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.

When Labor runs out of money, they come after yours.

Apr 20

✅ FACT: Over 133 million free GP services were delivered last year, 27.3 million more than in Labor’s last year. Under our Government almost nine out of 10 visits to the GP are free and we are investing an addition $6 billion in Medicare.

Apr 20

Scott Morrison (ScoMo) visited Westmead Children's Hospital today and met some of the patients and their families to wish them a Happy Easter and hand out some Easter eggs.

Apr 20

Bill Shorten is starting to provide more detail on his tax policies:

Apr 20

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