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Gerard was born and raised on a family farming property just outside Chinchilla, on Queensland’s Darling Downs. Thanks to his upbringing and childhood experiences, Gerard maintains a deep appreciation for the land, its people and the challenges they face.
Gerard completed his secondary education in Toowoomba, before moving to Brisbane where he completed a Commerce degree at the University of Queensland – and later a Master’s degree in Taxation Law.
Gerard has extensive experience in senior finance roles across a range of industries, business types and countries. His experience gives him a strong understanding of our economy and how it affects consumers, investors, employers and employees. Gerard also understands the importance of reward for effort and will always strive to ensure that Australia’s small to medium-sized businesses are given every opportunity to succeed.
Gerard’s background means that he understands sound business principles; and as an LNP Senator for Queensland, he recognises the value of strong economic management, property rights and a just legal system, while he is also passionate about land management and ensuring the delivery of critical infrastructure. Gerard wants to ensure that the next generation of Australians have better opportunities, security and living standards than even we have enjoyed.
Good Government, is the best form of community service, and those who have gained it, should give it back in return.
The way forward
Provide strong economic management to ensure full employment.
The Australian Way
Uphold the Australian way of life & traditions that made this country great.
Fair & Efficient Markets
Ensure Australian businesses have access to fair & efficient markets.
World Class Services
Deliver infrastructure & security to our families and communities.
Standard of Living
Provide a high standard of living for future generations.
Cost of Living
Tackle the cost of living, including reduced taxes.
Dorothy didn't tap her shoes together and say, 'There's no place like childcare.' She said, 'There's no place like home.'
Senator Tim Ayres needs to stand down as the head of the senate inquiry into the recent catastrophic bushfires – due to an obvious political bias and prejudice.
“The way that they behave towards people in the private sector and the difficulty they make with the red tape and the green tape, and the blue tape - trying to stop Australian small business from getting ahead, has got to stop," he told Sky News on Tuesday.
Yesterday I joined the Outsiders' Rowan Dean, Rita Panahi and James Morrow on Sky News Australia to chat about the Bureau of Meteorology’s modelling practices - particularly their “homogenization of data” which is resulting in higher-than-expected recordings.
It's time for Annastacia Palaszczuk to open Queensland's borders and get Queenslanders working again.
Now is the time for much needed federation and tax form.
The Morrison LNP Government is backing local companies to modernise how they do business, as they grapple with the impact of the coronavirus.
The operations of the Government’s business 13 28 46 contact centre are being expanded to provide specialist advisers and extended support hours.
The Federal Government has released the second stage of its economic plan to cushion the economic impact of the Coronavirus.
At a time when the politics of climate change is more pervasive and polarising than ever before, the EPBC Act should be amended to ensure it remains fit for purpose.
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