ACT Legislative Assembly


Chris STEEL

Chris Steel MLA, member for Murrumbidgee

Australian Labor Party, Murrumbidgee electorate

ASSEMBLY SERVICE

  • Elected 26 October 2016

COMMITTEE SERVICE

Standing committees

  • Education, Employment and Youth Affairs (December 2016–present)
  • Health, Ageing and Community Services (December 2016–present, Chair)
  • Justice and Community Services (December 2016–present)

Select committees

  • an Independent Integrity Commission (December 2016–present)

PARLIAMENTARY POSITIONS

  • ALP Caucus Secretary (December 2016–present)

QUALIFICATIONS AND OCCUPATIONS BEFORE ENTERING THE ACT LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (ANU) (2014)
  • Bachelor of Arts (ANU) (2008)

Occupations

  • Policy and Research Manager at Early Childhood Australia (2013–2016)
  • Policy Adviser to the Hon. Kate Ellis MP, Minister for Early Childhood, Child Care and Youth, Minister for Employment Participation (2012–2013)
  • Policy Adviser to Joy Burch MLA, Minister for Community Services, Minister for Children and Young People (2009–2012)
  • Director Government Relations, Australian Federal Police Association (2008–2009)
  • Adviser to Andrew Barr MLA, Minister for Education and Training (2008)
  • Chair and Director of the ANU Union Board (2006–2007)
  • Legal Officer, Australian Federal Police Association (2006–2008)
  • Electorate Officer, Joel Fitzgibbon MP (2005–2006)
  • Part-time positions in retail

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

Director on the Board of YMCA Canberra (2014–2016)
Volunteer education mentor with Barnardos (2014–2016)

PERSONAL

Born 15 May 1986. Chris and his partner live in Kambah.

INTERESTS

Football (soccer), education policy, politics, reading, and gaming.

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