Candidates for 2022

Australian Capital Territory

Fenner, ACT

Bianca Russell

If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you have always got.

Through my work as a business woman, a leader and a speaker, I have met so many Australians who feel disillusioned with politics in our country. This year alone has brought many challenges that have fuelled the lack of trust in our leaders. Rather than feel fear and concern about the future, I choose to stand up. I choose to forge a path to change. I choose to act and make a difference and I choose The New Liberals as the champions for change in our country.

My efforts to now, have been focused on my work with charities and not for profit organisations. I have been successful in using my presence to gain support for those, but I yearn for much more. I am passionate about our country and I now choose to focus on the big picture, Australia, our people, our resources and ensuring a bright future for all who choose to live on this incredible land.

I choose to stand as a proud Australian. I choose to question the status quo and seek out answers. I choose to stand for change and I choose to be your voice.

0423 931 835
biancarusselltnl@gmail.com
LinkedIn

Fenner, ACT

Bianca Russell

If you always do what you’ve always done, you will always get what you have always got.

Through my work as a business woman, a leader and a speaker, I have met so many Australians who feel disillusioned with politics in our country. This year alone has brought many challenges that have fuelled the lack of trust in our leaders. Rather than feel fear and concern about the future, I choose to stand up. I choose to forge a path to change. I choose to act and make a difference and I choose The New Liberals as the champions for change in our country.

My efforts to now, have been focused on my work with charities and not for profit organisations. I have been successful in using my presence to gain support for those, but I yearn for much more. I am passionate about our country and I now choose to focus on the big picture, Australia, our people, our resources and ensuring a bright future for all who choose to live on this incredible land.

I choose to stand as a proud Australian. I choose to question the status quo and seek out answers. I choose to stand for change and I choose to be your voice.

0423 931 835
biancarusselltnl@gmail.com
LinkedIn

Canberra, ACT

John Kelleher

I believe in our country. I don’t believe in our politicians. My faith in Australian politics has spiraled downward over the years. As a born and bred Canberran I was raised on a diet of news, politics and sport, and was inspired by the greater good that I saw as the purpose, the call of civic life. To advocate for the people and prosperity of Australia, for the means of bettering our fine country is a great and noble service, one that I believed others, greater than I would step-up for. Then I grew up.

My working life has varied. After graduating from university, I was called-upon by my father to work in our family business. Starting from the bottom, I began sweeping the floor, driving forklifts and delivery trucks through to sales, administration and finally managing the operations. At the age of 30 I decided on a change and moved north to enjoy life in another part of our beautiful land. Working in a sugar mill and beginning an electrical apprenticeship, I got great satisfaction working with my hands. However, I felt a calling to our youth, to education and for almost a decade, I have been an energetic and principled teacher. Seeing first-hand the condition and experience of our next generations and looking around and questioning the way our society has degraded, I haven’t been able to deny the dissatisfaction with the political class that myself and others are raising with one another.

I believe in our country. I don’t believe in our politicians. I know there is change in the air, and I know you do too. I have elected to put myself forward for you and our country. I believe in Australia and I believe in the Australian people. I am proud to be a member of The New Liberals. it is the vehicle for change that you and everyone you know is crying out for. Be part of this wave of change, join, vote and if you feel excited, then good – welcome aboard.

0403 260 228
johnkellehertnl@gmail.com
LinkedIn

Canberra, ACT

John Kelleher

I believe in our country. I don’t believe in our politicians. My faith in Australian politics has spiraled downward over the years. As a born and bred Canberran I was raised on a diet of news, politics and sport, and was inspired by the greater good that I saw as the purpose, the call of civic life. To advocate for the people and prosperity of Australia, for the means of bettering our fine country is a great and noble service, one that I believed others, greater than I would step-up for. Then I grew up.

My working life has varied. After graduating from university, I was called-upon by my father to work in our family business. Starting from the bottom, I began sweeping the floor, driving forklifts and delivery trucks through to sales, administration and finally managing the operations. At the age of 30 I decided on a change and moved north to enjoy life in another part of our beautiful land. Working in a sugar mill and beginning an electrical apprenticeship, I got great satisfaction working with my hands. However, I felt a calling to our youth, to education and for almost a decade, I have been an energetic and principled teacher. Seeing first-hand the condition and experience of our next generations and looking around and questioning the way our society has degraded, I haven’t been able to deny the dissatisfaction with the political class that myself and others are raising with one another.

I believe in our country. I don’t believe in our politicians. I know there is change in the air, and I know you do too. I have elected to put myself forward for you and our country. I believe in Australia and I believe in the Australian people. I am proud to be a member of The New Liberals. it is the vehicle for change that you and everyone you know is crying out for. Be part of this wave of change, join, vote and if you feel excited, then good – welcome aboard.

0403 260 228
johnkellehertnl@gmail.com
LinkedIn

Queensland

Brisbane, QLD

Bess Brennan

Passionate about purpose driven work, I began assisting those facing difficult life circumstances and personal hardship at age 17. My purpose has always been to create equal opportunities for children regardless of their socio-economic status, culture or life circumstances. I do not believe in a world where only some children are given a head start in life to fulfil their dreams. I do not believe in a world, where children are facing severe hardship without adequate support, funding and opportunity to change their life circumstances.

With over 8 senior years of experience leading education facilities Australia wide and Internationally, I have combined my corporate career with my passion and launched a Scholarship Program in 2019 to provide Certificate and Diploma level studies to Refugees and Asylum Seekers Australia Wide.

My vision, is to create a political shift to ensure no child regardless of race or status goes without adequate education and funding. My philosophy is strong and clear, that money should not be the determining factor to higher education pathways and that every person is deserving of a proper education to ensure they fulfil their highest life calling.

0481 358 471
bess@fwrd.marketing
LinkedIn
@Bessbrennan

Brisbane, QLD

Bess Brennan

Passionate about purpose driven work, I began assisting those facing difficult life circumstances and personal hardship at age 17. My purpose has always been to create equal opportunities for children regardless of their socio-economic status, culture or life circumstances. I do not believe in a world where only some children are given a head start in life to fulfil their dreams. I do not believe in a world, where children are facing severe hardship without adequate support, funding and opportunity to change their life circumstances.

With over 8 senior years of experience leading education facilities Australia wide and Internationally, I have combined my corporate career with my passion and launched a Scholarship Program in 2019 to provide Certificate and Diploma level studies to Refugees and Asylum Seekers Australia Wide.

My vision, is to create a political shift to ensure no child regardless of race or status goes without adequate education and funding. My philosophy is strong and clear, that money should not be the determining factor to higher education pathways and that every person is deserving of a proper education to ensure they fulfil their highest life calling.

0481 358 471
bess@fwrd.marketing
LinkedIn@Bessbrennan

Fairfax, QLD

 
Peter Carter

The vision for Australian society that i was imbued with by my family and our peers was derived from five generations of Queensland country life, where everyone was to be given a fair go, where you could live a decent life on not much, where you judged a person not by the colour of their skin or where they came from, but by their actions, to lend assistance to those that were down on their luck or having a ‘bad trot’, I have carried this ethos with me throughout my career in commercial construction, where I have been fortunate enough to live and work in multiple countries and political systems, from the most corrupt to the those that held their peoples’ best interests above those of their own, where national leaders were revered.

Over the course of the past decades I have witnessed from afar, the erosion of Australia’s democratic principles, the demonisation of those less fortunate, entrenched poverty, where middle aged people are being forced to live out of cars – through no fault of their own. All the while seeing our sovereign wealth being rorted and embezzled by plutocrats and corrupt multinationals, actively aided and abetted by a political class that focuses on themselves and their own private personal gain, rather than the peoples they purport to represent. I have experienced this type of endemic corruption in other lands, but never did I expect it to find it entrenched in ours.

I see in The New Liberals an opportunity to combine the ethos of my forebears, modern economic principals for global trade, and the principals of an egalitarian society, ensuring that the benefits of Australia’s sovereign wealth are afforded to all members of our society, not just the few (and certainly not weighted to offshore investment entities), to end the political rorting and corruption of our democratic principals through a robust and transparent federal ICAC. To bring about societal change and ensure that a fair and equitable distribution of wealth is made available to all Australian society.

Please join with me and effect change through the TNL, give your support and help us to implement environmental policies that will enable Australia to pull its own weight in reversing the effects of anthropological climate change. Together let us end the embezzlement of our children’s future.

0421 514 985
peter.carter@thenewliberals.net.au

Fairfax, QLD

Peter Carter

The vision for Australian society that i was imbued with by my family and our peers was derived from five generations of Queensland country life, where everyone was to be given a fair go, where you could live a decent life on not much, where you judged a person not by the colour of their skin or where they came from, but by their actions, to lend assistance to those that were down on their luck or having a ‘bad trot’, I have carried this ethos with me throughout my career in commercial construction, where I have been fortunate enough to live and work in multiple countries and political systems, from the most corrupt to the those that held their peoples’ best interests above those of their own, where national leaders were revered.

Over the course of the past decades I have witnessed from afar, the erosion of Australia’s democratic principles, the demonisation of those less fortunate, entrenched poverty, where middle aged people are being forced to live out of cars – through no fault of their own. All the while seeing our sovereign wealth being rorted and embezzled by plutocrats and corrupt multinationals, actively aided and abetted by a political class that focuses on themselves and their own private personal gain, rather than the peoples they purport to represent. I have experienced this type of endemic corruption in other lands, but never did I expect it to find it entrenched in ours.

I see in The New Liberals an opportunity to combine the ethos of my forebears, modern economic principals for global trade, and the principals of an egalitarian society, ensuring that the benefits of Australia’s sovereign wealth are afforded to all members of our society, not just the few (and certainly not weighted to offshore investment entities), to end the political rorting and corruption of our democratic principals through a robust and transparent federal ICAC. To bring about societal change and ensure that a fair and equitable distribution of wealth is made available to all Australian society.

Please join with me and effect change through the TNL, give your support and help us to implement environmental policies that will enable Australia to pull its own weight in reversing the effects of anthropological climate change. Together let us end the embezzlement of our children’s future.

0421 514 985
peter.carter@thenewliberals.net.au

New South Wales

Barton, NSW

Diane Markantonakis

What have I done? I was told that if I tried to save the world, I’d be burnt out by 25. But I’ve completed a double degree in Law and Global Studies, worked with the inspirational Human Rights for All, and had my fair share of bitter experiences with refugee and asylum seeker cases in the Federal Circuit Court. But all that’s done is equip me with grit, tenacity and resilience, and strengthen my burning desire to make a change. Refugees, particularly those locked away in mandatory detention, are the most vulnerable people in our community. They need our help.

What do I believe? If you have the tools to create change, use them. And never take liberty for granted. It is a precious gift. Use it to liberate others. Speak up! Step forward!

What is my goal? To work with The New Liberals to make sure that the fundamental human rights to shelter, economic security, refuge and a quality education, are available to all, not just some of the people in our great nation.

0411 672 912
Diane.markantonakis@hotmail.com
LinkedIn
@DianeMarkanton1

Barton, NSW

Diane Markantonakis

What have I done? I was told that if I tried to save the world, I’d be burnt out by 25. But I’ve completed a double degree in Law and Global Studies, worked with the inspirational Human Rights for All, and had my fair share of bitter experiences with refugee and asylum seeker cases in the Federal Circuit Court. But all that’s done is equip me with grit, tenacity and resilience, and strengthen my burning desire to make a change. Refugees, particularly those locked away in mandatory detention, are the most vulnerable people in our community. They need our help.

What do I believe? If you have the tools to create change, use them. And never take liberty for granted. It is a precious gift. Use it to liberate others. Speak up! Step forward!

What is my goal? To work with The New Liberals to make sure that the fundamental human rights to shelter, economic security, refuge and a quality education, are available to all, not just some of the people in our great nation.

0411 672 912
Diane.markantonakis@hotmail.com
LinkedIn
@DianeMarkanton1

Bradfield, NSW

Steven Jarvis

It is easy to feel deeply frustrated at the state of modern politics.

It’s easy to be angry at all the zero-sum partisanship and the seemingly endless inertia that has possessed Parliament House. Not because of particular personalities or people, perhaps not even because of any particular party. But because of the cascade of problems that seems to have struck the world, only inspire the same tired squabbles that bedevil everything in the political world.

It’s very easy to be frustrated at all the bile, all the seemingly fake bitterness, all the unwillingness to push for change. Especially since it is easy to see that deep structural reforms are needed. Not only to face growing global instability, but to deal with the ghosts of Australia’s past sins and mistakes, from White Australia to crimes against Australian First Peoples. Politics as usual is no longer acceptable.

And that’s why I’m here, standing for a party I believe in, one committed to ending the destructive cycle of traditional politics. As I said before, it is easy to feel so frustrated at the state of modern politics. It is much harder, and much more rewarding, to grit your teeth, draw hope where you can, and keep going, keep pushing for change.

saj3702@gmail.com

The_New_Liberals_Steven_Jarvis

Bradfield, NSW

Steven Jarvis
The_New_Liberals_Steven_Jarvis

It is easy to feel deeply frustrated at the state of modern politics.

It’s easy to be angry at all the zero-sum partisanship and the seemingly endless inertia that has possessed Parliament House. Not because of particular personalities or people, perhaps not even because of any particular party. But because of the cascade of problems that seems to have struck the world, only inspire the same tired squabbles that bedevil everything in the political world.

It’s very easy to be frustrated at all the bile, all the seemingly fake bitterness, all the unwillingness to push for change. Especially since it is easy to see that deep structural reforms are needed. Not only to face growing global instability, but to deal with the ghosts of Australia’s past sins and mistakes, from White Australia to crimes against Australian First Peoples. Politics as usual is no longer acceptable.

And that’s why I’m here, standing for a party I believe in, one committed to ending the destructive cycle of traditional politics. As I said before, it is easy to feel so frustrated at the state of modern politics. It is much harder, and much more rewarding, to grit your teeth, draw hope where you can, and keep going, keep pushing for change.

saj3702@gmail.com

Eden-Monaro, NSW

Karen Porter

As a mum of five, I have been worried about what their future will look like if our country continues in its current way. This is why I have decided to join The New Liberals and run for the Seat of Eden-Monaro. The values of TNL immediately lined up with mine. I know that every candidate is here because they want positive change. They have not entered Politics for their own benefit.

The current Government has their heads in the sand on climate change, they reward large corporations with tax advantages, they have deals under the table with their mates, and the working-class people, including small business owners, are neglected. I am embarrassed on a daily basis by the lack of compassion that the Government shows to minority groups, migrants and our people in general. I am embarrassed by the lack of controls that we have on corruption and that we don’t have an ICAC with teeth to prevent this corruption. I am saddened that Australia has little manufacturing left and that everything is being sold off overseas or is now imported. I am angry that our water is being stolen and that we are not seeing it as a precious resource for our own future. I am angry that we don’t have adequate plans and systems in place to ensure that our farmers in drought are protected from the risk of further droughts and water shortage. There are so many fundamental problems with our country at this present time.

I worked for 22 years in both Local and Federal Government and I have been a successful business owner for 14 years. I have won and judged Telstra Business and Women awards and was named Canberra Business Woman of the Year in 2015. I am currently a Board Director of the Master Builders Association and the President of Bredbo Progress Association. As a woman in construction, I have been a firm advocate for women and for bringing equality to this industry.

I can either sit and complain or I can get up and work on a solution with like-minded people. So here I am. A passionate woman who wants to save our beautiful country and protect the future of my children whom I chose to put on this planet.

0419 684 636
edenmonarotnl@gmail.com
LinkedIn
@TnlKaren

Eden-Monaro, NSW

Karen Porter

As a mum of five, I have been worried about what their future will look like if our country continues in its current way. This is why I have decided to join The New Liberals and run for the Seat of Eden-Monaro. The values of TNL immediately lined up with mine. I know that every candidate is here because they want positive change. They have not entered Politics for their own benefit.

The current Government has their heads in the sand on climate change, they reward large corporations with tax advantages, they have deals under the table with their mates, and the working-class people, including small business owners, are neglected. I am embarrassed on a daily basis by the lack of compassion that the Government shows to minority groups, migrants and our people in general. I am embarrassed by the lack of controls that we have on corruption and that we don’t have an ICAC with teeth to prevent this corruption. I am saddened that Australia has little manufacturing left and that everything is being sold off overseas or is now imported. I am angry that our water is being stolen and that we are not seeing it as a precious resource for our own future. I am angry that we don’t have adequate plans and systems in place to ensure that our farmers in drought are protected from the risk of further droughts and water shortage. There are so many fundamental problems with our country at this present time.

I worked for 22 years in both Local and Federal Government and I have been a successful business owner for 14 years. I have won and judged Telstra Business and Women awards and was named Canberra Business Woman of the Year in 2015. I am currently a Board Director of the Master Builders Association and the President of Bredbo Progress Association. As a woman in construction, I have been a firm advocate for women and for bringing equality to this industry.

I can either sit and complain or I can get up and work on a solution with like-minded people. So here I am. A passionate woman who wants to save our beautiful country and protect the future of my children whom I chose to put on this planet.

0419 684 636
edenmonarotnl@gmail.com
LinkedIn
@TnlKaren

Macarthur, NSW

Jennifer Philip

I am a retired public servant with service of over thirty years.

My mother was a single parent, but I was fortunate to grow up in a multigenerational household, with a great grandfather, grandparents, mother, siblings, aunt, uncle and cousins. Anyone who arrived at the house was always welcome, and could expect a meal and a place to sleep, even though there were only three bedrooms, occupied by 10 people.

I am particularly concerned about gender equality, including pay and career opportunities, better mental health care and services and excellent educational outcomes regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

jenniferphilip@thenewliberals.net.au

Macarthur, NSW

Jennifer Philip

I am a retired public servant with service of over thirty years.

My mother was a single parent, but I was fortunate to grow up in a multigenerational household, with a great grandfather, grandparents, mother, siblings, aunt, uncle and cousins. Anyone who arrived at the house was always welcome, and could expect a meal and a place to sleep, even though there were only three bedrooms, occupied by 10 people.

I am particularly concerned about gender equality, including pay and career opportunities, better mental health care and services and excellent educational outcomes regardless of socioeconomic circumstances.

jenniferphilip@thenewliberals.net.au

Macquarie, NSW

Danika Lee

Do you remember a time in primary school where you had to give a presentation to your class on an influential person? I remember some of my class mates choosing sporting heroes, some that I had heard of and others I had not. I also remember someone doing their presentation on Kylie Minogue. At 10 or 11 years old, I chose to do my presentation on Martin Luther King Jr and his “I Have a Dream” speech. From early on, I knew I wanted to be involved in being a voice for others and standing for what is “right”.

My family has a 90-year history teaching in public education and I too am passionate about equal and inclusive education of children in properly funded schools. As a disability support worker, I understand the complexities that people with disabilities and their families face. As a young person whose family has been touched by mental health and suicides, the health and happiness of the people in this country needs to be a priority. Like me, every family in Australia has their own story.

I have recently completed my Bachelor of Laws. I began studying law as I thought it would be the perfect way for me to help others, especially the most vulnerable people in society- the ones who need help in advocating for themselves. The more I learnt about the law and our legal system, the more I understood that advocacy is multi-tiered and multi-dimensional. I believe that we are in a time where there is no longer room for divisive politics and that our Charter of Core Values can be agreed upon as the ‘right’ way for Australia to move into the future.

danikalee2406@gmail.com
LinkedIn
@DanikaLeeTNL

Macquarie, NSW

Danika Lee

Do you remember a time in primary school where you had to give a presentation to your class on an influential person? I remember some of my class mates choosing sporting heroes, some that I had heard of and others I had not. I also remember someone doing their presentation on Kylie Minogue. At 10 or 11 years old, I chose to do my presentation on Martin Luther King Jr and his “I Have a Dream” speech. From early on, I knew I wanted to be involved in being a voice for others and standing for what is “right”.

My family has a 90-year history teaching in public education and I too am passionate about equal and inclusive education of children in properly funded schools. As a disability support worker, I understand the complexities that people with disabilities and their families face. As a young person whose family has been touched by mental health and suicides, the health and happiness of the people in this country needs to be a priority. Like me, every family in Australia has their own story.

I have recently completed my Bachelor of Laws. I began studying law as I thought it would be the perfect way for me to help others, especially the most vulnerable people in society- the ones who need help in advocating for themselves. The more I learnt about the law and our legal system, the more I understood that advocacy is multi-tiered and multi-dimensional. I believe that we are in a time where there is no longer room for divisive politics and that our Charter of Core Values can be agreed upon as the ‘right’ way for Australia to move into the future.

danikalee2406@gmail.com
LinkedIn
@DanikaLeeTNL

North Sydney, NSW

Victor Kline

Remember Peter Finch in Network, when he leaned out the window and shouted: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.” I think there is a time in everyone’s life when they feel that way. Mine came when, as a barrister, I couldn’t watch the appalling treatment of refugees and asylum seekers anymore. In particular I couldn’t bear to watch around 1000 asylum seekers each year shunted through the courts without any legal representation at all (more like 2000 post Peter Dutton). So I formed the Refugee Law Project with just 10 law students and myself. Our aim was to try to give pro bono help to those 2000 people. A seemingly impossible task. But just 18 months on we have 35 volunteer barristers and 25 of the best final year students from Sydney’s law schools and another dozen or so graduate Volunteer Litigation Assistants, and we are close to achieving our goal of being able to offer everyone help. We lose a lot of the time because we are up against the power of a Government determined to spend as many billions of dollars as is needed, to keep us down. But at least we are in there fighting and it feels good.

My second “mad as hell moment” was when I realised that I couldn’t have a coffee with any of my friends, whatever their political persuasion, without us bitching about how frustrating, self-serving, and just plain ignorant all our politicians were, and how impotent we felt at having nowhere to go. My Liberal voting friends still voted Liberal but with no enthusiasm because Labor looked even worse. And my Labor voting friends, searched desperately for a reason to vote Labor, and in the end only did so because they looked the lesser of two evils.

So I drafted a Charter of Core Values for a new political party and showed it to everyone I knew. They all loved it, whatever their bent, Labor, Liberal or Green. Because it was not a politician’s document. It was a document of everyone’s key concerns, that looked at the needs of Australia and Australians, all of them, not just the politicians. And so The New Liberals was born. Politics without politicians. A grass roots team aiming to get us back to a place of justice all our citizens could be proud of, and all our visitors and neighbours would approve.

But if you want to know more about me, check out: The House at Anzac Parade.

0419 686 783
victorkline@thenewliberals.net.au
victorkline.com
The Refugee Law Project
LinkedIn
@victorklineTNL

North Sydney, NSW

Victor Kline

Remember Peter Finch in Network, when he leaned out the window and shouted: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.” I think there is a time in everyone’s life when they feel that way. Mine came when, as a barrister, I couldn’t watch the appalling treatment of refugees and asylum seekers anymore. In particular I couldn’t bear to watch around 1000 asylum seekers each year shunted through the courts without any legal representation at all (more like 2000 post Peter Dutton). So I formed the Refugee Law Project with just 10 law students and myself. Our aim was to try to give pro bono help to those 2000 people. A seemingly impossible task. But just 18 months on we have 35 volunteer barristers and 25 of the best final year students from Sydney’s law schools and another dozen or so graduate Volunteer Litigation Assistants, and we are close to achieving our goal of being able to offer everyone help. We lose a lot of the time because we are up against the power of a Government determined to spend as many billions of dollars as is needed, to keep us down. But at least we are in there fighting and it feels good.

My second “mad as hell moment” was when I realised that I couldn’t have a coffee with any of my friends, whatever their political persuasion, without us bitching about how frustrating, self-serving, and just plain ignorant all our politicians were, and how impotent we felt at having nowhere to go. My Liberal voting friends still voted Liberal but with no enthusiasm because Labor looked even worse. And my Labor voting friends, searched desperately for a reason to vote Labor, and in the end only did so because they looked the lesser of two evils.

So I drafted a Charter of Core Values for a new political party and showed it to everyone I knew. They all loved it, whatever their bent, Labor, Liberal or Green. Because it was not a politician’s document. It was a document of everyone’s key concerns, that looked at the needs of Australia and Australians, all of them, not just the politicians. And so The New Liberals was born. Politics without politicians. A grass roots team aiming to get us back to a place of justice all our citizens could be proud of, and all our visitors and neighbours would approve.

But if you want to know more about me, check out: The House at Anzac Parade.

0419 686 783
victorkline@thenewliberals.net.au
victorkline.com
The Refugee Law Project
LinkedIn
@victorklineTNL

Wentworth, NSW

Mike Gibbons

Armed with a BA LLB, I spent years in the investment and advisory sectors in Sydney, London and Hong Kong. In the last 15 years, I have been running my own business (specialising in employee relocations). In the background, I have dabbled in the media in various forms – radio writing and presenting plus developing new online TV content for politics and sport.

However, my enduring passion is to recapture a political approach in this country that represents everybody and delivers the vision and leadership this country desperately needs. In the last 30 years, we have witnessed the utter failure of the archaic 2 party system which sees zealots of one echo chamber attacking the zealots of another. There are no visionary leaders – nobody with a focus beyond the next election. Spin doctors hold greater sway than strategists. Science has become a matter of “belief”, not fact. We say we are a wealthy, developed country – but we have millions in poverty or in financial hardship. Quite simply, we have a broken system – and no interest from the perpetrators in fixing it.

I didn’t particularly want to be a politician – I wanted to use the media to change the way we view things. Now, I can do both. I look forward to explaining to Australians why our current politicians (and media) are letting us down – and lying about it. I want Australians to understand that sensible, important change is possible. But, most of all, I want Australians to have an opinion and a vote which is informed.

This is what I believe The New Liberals will deliver – and it is decades overdue.

0419 148 889

mg@emove.com.au

LinkedIn

@GruffaloGoose

Wentworth, NSW

Mike Gibbons

Armed with a BA LLB, I spent years in the investment and advisory sectors in Sydney, London and Hong Kong. In the last 15 years, I have been running my own business (specialising in employee relocations). In the background, I have dabbled in the media in various forms – radio writing and presenting plus developing new online TV content for politics and sport.

However, my enduring passion is to recapture a political approach in this country that represents everybody and delivers the vision and leadership this country desperately needs. In the last 30 years, we have witnessed the utter failure of the archaic 2 party system which sees zealots of one echo chamber attacking the zealots of another. There are no visionary leaders – nobody with a focus beyond the next election. Spin doctors hold greater sway than strategists. Science has become a matter of “belief”, not fact. We say we are a wealthy, developed country – but we have millions in poverty or in financial hardship. Quite simply, we have a broken system – and no interest from the perpetrators in fixing it.

I didn’t particularly want to be a politician – I wanted to use the media to change the way we view things. Now, I can do both. I look forward to explaining to Australians why our current politicians (and media) are letting us down – and lying about it. I want Australians to understand that sensible, important change is possible. But, most of all, I want Australians to have an opinion and a vote which is informed.

This is what I believe The New Liberals will deliver – and it is decades overdue.

0419 148 889
mg@emove.com.au
LinkedIn
@GruffaloGoose

Victoria

Corio, Vic

Trayde Mackenzie

Bio to follow

0412 022 090
trayde.mackenzie@gmail.com
@TraydeMackenzie

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Corio, Vic

Trayde Mackenzie
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Western Australia

Perth, WA

Trevor Rossiter

I am one of those people who has really tried his hand at everything. I completed high school in 1991 and went to work in the Public Service. I found myself having the privilege to work alongside many wonderful people in Centrelink. I was incredibly lucky to have exposure to many departments during my 13 years there – AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY, Pensions and Unemployment. It was one of the defining periods in my life. Not only was it where I met my wonderful wife, but it instilled in me a sense of fairness, compassion and a keen willingness to always try understand and help overcome the challenges so many people in our society face.

Then 11 September, 2001 happened. I watched with a sense of disbelief and struggled to make sense of the world and what was happening in it. I decided to enrol in a Bachelor of Social Science (International Relations and Critical Security) part time at Curtin University. I needed some sort of framework to help me understand the broader issues facing other nationalities, religions and races who felt that such action was an acceptable option. It took me 10 years to complete, whilst working full time and raising my two beautiful daughters, but I loved every second of it.

Since then I have been a storeman and forklift driver, Sales Account Manager, run my own picture framing business, managed an energy efficiency business, a railway signals workshop, FIFO logistics and a Logistics and Facilities Manager.

There have been times I succeeded when I thought I could never succeed and failed when I thought I could never fail. Through it all though I have always tried to maintain a clarity about what attributes were important for me to live by – honesty, a strong work ethic, compassion and a sense of humour. I always felt that if you played hard, played fair, looked after each other and had a laugh, regardless of the result, everyone benefitted.

I believe our current political parties, made up of career politicians, are neither playing the game hard nor fair. They are playing the game for the benefit their career, party, votes at the next election and interest groups. Rigid ideologies have replaced common sense. Profits above all else have replaced ensuring everyone is looked after.

It is time for a Wave of Change.

0410 909 940
trevor.rossiter@iinet.net.au
LinkedIn
@Trevor2804

Perth, WA

Trevor Rossiter

I am one of those people who has really tried his hand at everything. I completed high school in 1991 and went to work in the Public Service. I found myself having the privilege to work alongside many wonderful people in Centrelink. I was incredibly lucky to have exposure to many departments during my 13 years there – AUSTUDY, ABSTUDY, Pensions and Unemployment. It was one of the defining periods in my life. Not only was it where I met my wonderful wife, but it instilled in me a sense of fairness, compassion and a keen willingness to always try understand and help overcome the challenges so many people in our society face.

Then 11 September, 2001 happened. I watched with a sense of disbelief and struggled to make sense of the world and what was happening in it. I decided to enrol in a Bachelor of Social Science (International Relations and Critical Security) part time at Curtin University. I needed some sort of framework to help me understand the broader issues facing other nationalities, religions and races who felt that such action was an acceptable option. It took me 10 years to complete, whilst working full time and raising my two beautiful daughters, but I loved every second of it.

Since then I have been a storeman and forklift driver, Sales Account Manager, run my own picture framing business, managed an energy efficiency business, a railway signals workshop, FIFO logistics and a Logistics and Facilities Manager.

There have been times I succeeded when I thought I could never succeed and failed when I thought I could never fail. Through it all though I have always tried to maintain a clarity about what attributes were important for me to live by – honesty, a strong work ethic, compassion and a sense of humour. I always felt that if you played hard, played fair, looked after each other and had a laugh, regardless of the result, everyone benefitted.

I believe our current political parties, made up of career politicians, are neither playing the game hard nor fair. They are playing the game for the benefit their career, party, votes at the next election and interest groups. Rigid ideologies have replaced common sense. Profits above all else have replaced ensuring everyone is looked after.

It is time for a Wave of Change.

0410 909 940
trevor.rossiter@iinet.net.au
LinkedIn
@Trevor2804