As one of the youngest MPs currently in the House of Representatives, I am passionate about promoting the community and lifestyle of the inner city Brisbane electorate.
Please listen to my maiden speech to hear me outline my background, priorities and vision for Brisbane.
Coming from a small business family, and as the former chief of the National Retail Association, I have a strong track record of fighting for jobs, innovation and the economy. I have also worked as an economist in the energy and utilities sectors, as well as in consumer protection and competition policy at the ACCC, which have provided me with the experience and knowledge to effectively engage in and develop good policy making.
I hold a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws, and I have a long history of supporting charities and community organisations. First and foremost, my role is to represent the people of Brisbane at home and in Canberra.
With my experience in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, I am a strong voice for Brisbane and part of the Coalition team.
- Elected to the House of Representatives for Brisbane, Queensland, 2016. Re-elected in 2019.
- Appointed as the Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management on 29 May 2019.
- House of Representatives Standing: Employment, Education and Training from 14.9.16; Environment and Energy from 14.9.16; Economics from 15.9.16.
- Born 28.8.1981, Tweed Heads, NSW.
Qualifications & occupation before entering Federal Parliament
- BEc (UQ), LLB (Hons) (UQ).
- Investigator, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, 2004-07.
- Economist, Queensland Competition Authority, 2008-09.
- Chief of Staff, Hon. P Dutton, 2010.
- Economist, Seqwater, 2011-12.
- Chief Executive Officer, National Retail Association, 2012-16.
Description: inner metropolitan.
Location: central Brisbane; it includes the suburbs of Albion, Alderley, Ascot, Bowen Hills, Brisbane City, Clayfield, Fortitude Valley, Gaythorne, Gordon Park, Grange, Hamilton, Hendra, Herston, Kalinga, Kelvin Grove, Lutwyche, Milton, New Farm, Newmarket, Newstead, Red Hill, Spring Hill, Wilston, Windsor, Wooloowin and parts of Ashgrove, Bardon, Everton Park, Enoggera, Paddington and Stafford.
Area: 58 sq km.
Electors enrolled: 106,958 (at 2.7.16).
Industries: light industry, retail and service industries. It also includes the Queensland Parliament House and Brisbane City Council Chambers and many Commonwealth Government, State Government and business administrative offices.
State electorates: Brisbane includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Brisbane Central, and parts of Ashgrove, Clayfield, Everton, Mount Coot-tha and Stafford.
Brisbane Council wards: Brisbane includes the Brisbane City Council ward of Central, and parts of Paddington, The Gap, Enoggera, Hamilton, Marchant and McDowall.