Animal Justice Party Member of the Legislative Council for Western Victoria
I have been a dedicated animal rights campaigner for many years, and from early on recognised the critical role that the Australian parliamentary system plays in creating positive change for animals. I have devoted many years of my life to the Animal Justice Party, volunteering in many roles including on State Committee and the Policy Team, and have been instrumental in the growth and direction of the Western Victoria Regional Group, as well as guiding the growth of the now independent Ballarat Sub-Branch. After standing as a candidate in many State and Federal elections, I was successfully elected as a Member of the Legislative Council for Western Victoria in the recent 2018 Victorian State Election.
I have been a long-time campaigner against duck shooting, live export, jumps racing, greyhound racing, animal circuses and rodeos, and the horrific 1080 poison, and I’m thrilled to be able to now take this fight into Parliament, where over the next four years I will be holding the Victorian state government accountable for their decisions that lead to immense animal suffering.
After growing up on the central coast in NSW, I have been calling the beautiful Surf Coast in Western Victoria home for many years where I live with my wife April and our two amazing children, rescue greyhound, rescue shitzu and three cats.