Anthony Chisholm (politician)

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Anthony Chisholm
Senator Chisholm.jpg
Senator for Queensland
Assumed office
2 July 2016 (2016-07-02)
Secretary of the Australian Labor Party
in Queensland
In office
9 October 2008 – 12 November 2014
Preceded byMilton Dick
Succeeded byEvan Moorhead
Personal details
Born (1978-02-24) 24 February 1978 (age 41)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Political partyAustralian Labor Party
Alma materGriffith University

Anthony David Chisholm (born 24 February 1978) is an Australian Labor politician, representing Queensland in the Australian Senate since 2016.[1]

Background and career[edit]

Born and raised in Brisbane, Chisholm graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Politics and Industrial Relations.[2]

Chisholm joined Labor in 1995 and served as the Queensland State Secretary between 2008 and 2014, when he was appointed as the Campaign Director for the Queensland branch of Australian Labor Party.[3][4] Following announcement of the retirement of Senator Joe Ludwig, in 2015 Chisholm was endorsed as a Labor Senate candidate for Queensland at the 2016 federal election,[5][6][7] and was subsequently elected.[1]


  1. ^ a b Atfield, Cameron (4 August 2016). "Greens will begrudgingly work with Hanson: Larissa Waters". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Queensland Labor - Elected Officials". Queensland Labor. Australian Labor Party. Archived from the original on 14 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. ^ Wardill, Steven (12 November 2014). "Queensland Labor Party official quits post in faction rout". The Courier-Mail. Brisbane. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Senator Joe Ludwig to retire from the Senate". The Australian. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Anthony Chisholm the frontrunner to replace retiring Labor senator Joe Ludwig". The Sydney Morning Herald. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  6. ^ "Bill Glasson front runner to fill Senate seat left by Brett Mason". Australian Financial Review. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  7. ^ "Queensland Labor state secretary eyed for federal Senate vacancy". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 26 August 2015.