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  • School - Charleville

  •  Worked as a Panel Beater Spray Painter for 10 years including own business for 3years

  •  Married to  Maureen 24 September 1988

  • Own and operate “Moothandella” as a cattle Station in the Queensland Channel Country district for the past 24 years.   Moothandella covers an area of 70,000 acres of diverse mixed land  systems and drainage areas and is located 43km east of Windorah, on the Diamantina Developmental Road


Past positions held:

  • Serving as Councillor of Barcoo Shire from 1994 to 2012

  • Elected as Mayor of Barcoo Shire in March 2000 and retired in April 2012

  • Board of Directors, Remote Area Planning And Development (RAPAD)

  • Committee member of Cooper’s Creek Catchment Committee

  • Director / Board member of Desert Channel Queensland

    Member of QueenslandStateGovernment SWER (Single Wire Earth Return) Reference Group

  • Appointed  Ambassador for Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries 

  • Member of Queensland State Government Geothermal Energy Working Group

  • Co-chair of the Central West Regional Planning and Advisory Committee (CWRPAC)

  • Member of the 2007 to 2011 Regional Telecommunications Independent Review Committee (RTIRC)

  • Chair of the Outback Regional Roads Group

Current Positions

  • Member of Central West Health and Hospital Service Board

  • Representative/Consultant, Diamantina and Barcoo Shires

  • Chairperson, Desert Channels Queensland.




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I have a keen interest in the environment and sustainable land use, telecommunications, fair electricity policy, renewable energy and zero emission technologies as well as sustainable development regional and remote areas.

I believe that regional and remote Queensland has much to offer as a contributor to the economy of Queensland and Australia and it should be recognized for this. It is also a great place to live, invest and raise a family.

I strongly consider that regional co-operation is the only way in which we can reach and achieve the many goals and outcomes needed to have the  diversity, knowledge and skills sets to build and maintain sustainable and diverse communities, small business and agricultural enterprises, that will survive and deal with change and at the same time protect our rich bio-diversity and culture of the Australian landscapes.