I come from a family of stockmen and cattle station managers and was taught the benefits of education from an early age. My family left the outback and settled in Gawler, and despite the accomplishments from the agri-sector, found we had to quickly adapt to the challenges of a bustling manufacturing economy. I am a university graduate in both Art and Science (Adelaide Uni and UniSA) and successfully pursued an 18-year career in the mining industry as a geologist and trainer. I continue to embrace my roots and pursue my love of education, currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Art History, as pre-requisite for a Masters in Art Curation. I believe education is paramount, and a leveller of socio-economic barriers.
The events of the last two years have compelled me to address the new adversities facing all Australians – particularly the erosion of human rights. I am active in the Freedom Movement and am Secretary and Speaker for Chippers SA Inc., an NGO established to address mental health issues in the community, which has been exacerbated by the unrelenting mainstream media narrative. I will campaign for an open Inquiry and Royal Commission into the government’s handling of the pandemic and the related activities in our media.