Who is John Setka? Explore John Setka’s Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Height, Background, Ethnicity, Net Worth.

John Setka wiki, bio, age, height, married, wife, nationality, ethnicity, background, income, net worth
John Setka

John Setka is a Victorian secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union.

Recently, he is making headlines as ALP leader Anthony Albanese is set to kick him out of labor party over ‘disgraceful’ Batty comments.

This leaves us wanting to know more about John Setka background. Who is John Setka’s wife or partner? How much is John Setka net worth and salary? And what are John Setka nationality and ethnicity?

We broke down what you need to know about Mr. Setka. As we begin with John Setka wiki, bio, age, height scroll down to see his married life and income.

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John Setka at an event Source: The Conversation

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CFMMEU’s John Setka’s age is 54 years as of 2019.

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Embattled construction union leader John Setka was educated at a local school in Victoria. He hasn’t disclosed much about his educational background.

Occupation and Career

According to his biography, Setka joined the labor party at the age 19. He started with the Builders Labourers Federation in the 1980s.

The late John Cummins mentored him throughout his career. As a young man, Setka regarded Gallagher as a “legendary figure”.

Family Background

John Setka’s father, Bob was a Croatian-born builder. He was one of the survivors from the 1970 West Gate Bridge disaster- as per wiki.

Setka’s young son, David also works in the same industry. That makes three generations in the building game.

John Setka with his children Photo: Mal Fairclough




Approx. around 6 feet


Between 166 – 202 lbs

Is John Setka Married?Who is John Setka’s Wife?

Union boss John Setka is married to his wife Emma Walters for several years. Last January, Setka’s wife was arrested for speeding and for “drinking and driving”.

The secretary of Construction & General Division has a 29-year-old son named David. Setka and his wife also have two young children: Kate and Johnny.

According to John Setka’s wiki, these two children are aged 5 years and 7 years.

John Setka and his wife Emma Walters Source: Daily Mail

A few months back, Mr. Setka had released a statement claiming his family, wife, and children were under “enormous strain” due to political and ideological attacks on him.

Mr Setka posted a statement online with the union's letterhead on Wednesday night saying his family were under 'enormous strain' (pictured)

In age, John Setka’s wife Emma Walters is currently 43 years old.

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John Setka Net Worth, Salary, Income

The Victorian State Secretary of CFMEU John Setka earns an average salary of over $526,292 per year. His net worth is speculated to be several thousand dollars.

However, the precise net worth figure is not disclosed. CFMEU has already been reportedly fined more than $1.4 million in 2019.

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John Setka reporting to Journalists Source: Reddit

Whereas Mr. Setka has been convicted 59 times and 72 of his union’s members are facing more than 800 alleged violations.

This time Mr. Setka got pulled into controversy after alleging anti-domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty’s activism had reduced men’s rights.

John Setka’s accurate net worth, income, and salary are currently under review.

John Setka wiki-bio

  • John Setka was born in the year 1965 in Victoria.
  • He became a laborer at the age of 19 and began with the Builders Labourers Federation in the 1980s.
  • John Setka is married to his wife Emma Walters.
  • Together, they have three children: David, Kate, and Johnny.
  • John Setka‘s wife is currently 43 years old.
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John Setka became a laborer at the age of 19; Source: The Age

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