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Senator for Queensland
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.
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.
Last night I joined Andrew Bolt to chat about the Bureau of Meteorology revising historical records and data to make today’s temperatures seem hotter.
Despite repeated questions about the BOM’s confidence intervals on both its actual and adjusted records, the BOM refused to provide clear answers.
The rise in the superannuation levy to 12% will hurt both workers and businesses as money is invested into financial markets rather than the real economy.
Topics discussed on today’s panel include Industrial Relations, carbon emissions, jobs and superannuation.
“Untold millions of dollars each year is syphoned from the pockets of the battlers in the bush and sent to Sydney and Melbourne to manage at an enormous annual cost of around $34 billion in management fees. That's great for creating jobs in the inner city, but it does very little for the regions. It’s time Australian superannuation backed Australian industries and jobs."
17 Construction Squadron Association are set to receive $2000 to carry on their commemoration legacy in the Lilley electorate.
“Like the Murray-Darling river system, our dairy industry is complex and varies significantly by state. Trying to determine a price for milk that keeps everyone happy will be impossible and only goes to show how out of touch One Nation is."