Kenneth Desmond "Ken" O'Dowd

Edition: I Edición. Año 2015
Section: Government
City : Flynn
Kenneth Desmond "Ken" O'Dowd

Member for Flynn (Qld), Nationals

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Flynn, Queensland, 2010 and 2013.

Committee service

House of Representatives Standing: Publications from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Appropriations and Administration from 4.12.13; House from 4.12.13 (Chair from 25.6.14).

Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 25.10.10 to 5.8.13; Treaties from 11.12.13.

Joint Select: Trade and Investment Growth from 25.9.14 (Chair from 27.11.14).

Party Positions

Vice-President, National Party Gladstone/Calliope Branch.Treasurer, Liberal National Party Gladstone/Calliope Branch.

Treasurer, Liberal National Party Flynn Electorate.

Other Positions

Board member, Central Queensland Area Consultative Committee 2004-08.


Standing up for rural people is a value that I learnt from my parents and grandparents, who were active in working for their communities.

I was raised on my parent’s dairy farm at Bracewell west of Mt. Larcom. We grew mixed crops of beans, peas, peanuts and grain to support our farm income.

By the age of seventeen – I had worked as a contract milker, picked beans on our neighbour’s farm before working on the railway as a fettler.

I have a broad range of business experience including a fuel distributorship in Rockhampton, Gladstone, Emerald, Bundaberg and Maryborough/Hervey Bay.  I have also owned a local hardware business in Gladstone which was managed day to day by my competent staff.

My work experience is proving to be of great value to me in my role as Member for Flynn

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