About Chris

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Chris Steel has been a Member for Murrumbidgee in the ACT Legislative Assembly since 2016 and currently represents the districts of the Woden Valley, Weston Creek, the Molonglo Valley as well as the suburbs of Deakin, Yarralumla and Kambah.

Since August 2018 Chris has also served as a Cabinet Minister in the ACT Government and is currently responsible for the following portfolios:

  • Minister for Planning
  • Minister for Transport¬†
  • Minister for Skills and Training
  • Special Minister of State

He was previously the ACT's longest serving Minister for City Services/Roads and held a range of other portfolios.

Prior to entering politics, Chris was a education advocate at peak body Early Childhood Australia and has previously worked in both the Australian Government and ACT Government focusing on a range of social policy areas.

Before coming into the Assembly Chris volunteered as a Director of YMCA Canberra.

Chris has completed undergraduate degrees in Law and Arts (majoring in Political Science) at the Australian National University (ANU).

Chris Steel currently serves as Patron of Woden Valley Soccer Club, Pets and Positive Ageing and the India-Australia Association of Canberra.