Max Chandler-Mather

MP for Griffith 

Hey, I'm Max and I'm your MP for Griffith. 

People have lost faith in a political system that puts the interests of multinational corporations and billionaires ahead of the rest of us. But I passionately believe positive change is possible. 

By making billionaires and multinational corporations pay their fair share in tax we can bring dental and mental health into Medicare, introduce universal free childcare, university and TAFE and invest in one million good quality public homes. 

We can roll back the Coalition and the ALP’s privatisation of our essential services like electricity, and bring them back into public hands so they’re run for people, not profit.

We can tax coal and gas corporations in the last years before we phase them out, and use that money to invest hundreds of billions of dollars in revitalising regional and mining communities with expansions in mineral mining, green steel and manufacturing. 

But to win this future we need to build a people powered movement capable of challenging the power of billionaires and big corporations. To do that will take all of us, organising in our communities, workplaces, the streets and at elections.

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I was elected in the seat of Griffith in the May 2022 Federal election. I am deeply humbled by the trust and support placed in me by tens of thousands of Griffith locals. 

A life-long renter, I live with my partner in an apartment in Woolloongabba. I was born in the Mater hospital in Brisbane and grew up in West End, Highgate Hill and Kangaroo Point.

In 2016, I managed Jonathan Sri’s successful Gabba Ward Campaign. I was the strategist for the Queensland Greens 2017 and 2020 state elections, where the party successfully elected two Members of Parliament, Michael Berkman and Amy MacMahon.

I have worked at the National Tertiary Education Union working with casual and contract research and admin workers to better organise and improve their rights. I have been a call centre worker, after school care worker and have 1st class honours in History from the University of Queensland. 

In my new role as Member for Griffith, I am proud to have launched ambitious projects in community consultation and mutual aid. Alongside regular town hall meetings and community surveys, I have also launched free school breakfast programs, a free food pantry and volunteer program to help local schools.

I’ve been enjoying getting involved with the local community and helping to run different campaigns. My team is running campaigns to stop unsustainable flight noise pollution, save East Brisbane State School and Raymond Park from Olympics development, and buy back private land in floodplains to establish new public parkland.

In my role as spokesperson for housing and homelessness I’ve launched campaigns for a national 2 year freeze on rent increases and pushed the federal government to properly invest in public housing. 

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Current Campaigns

Fix the housing crisis

Rents have increased seven times faster than wages over the last year, while thousands are facing eviction and millions remain locked out of the housing market


Max Chandler-Mather

  • Federal Member for Griffith


  • Housing
  • Homelessness
Contact Information

Unit 14, 76 Old Cleveland Road, Greenslopes QLD 4120

Mail PO Box 737, Coorparoo QLD 4151

Phone (07)  3397 1674