Candidate for Cooper
I am a Professor in Criminology in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology and have been a full-time academic for 25 years in New Zealand, Scotland, England and Australia. I live in Ashgrove with my wife and daughter and two (very spoiled) dogs.
Throughout my professional life, I’ve researched and analysed the harm done to the environment by corporations and governments, especially the harm done to air and water quality. I’ve advised governments and the United Nations on crime and justice issues including nuclear expansionism, food security and air and water quality.
As I’ve witnessed during my participation in local community action groups, this state and our Cooper electorate desperately need a strong independent voice that’s dedicated to putting people before profit. With my local experience and skills honed throughout my career, I can be an effective and progressive voice for Cooper in the Queensland Parliament.
On behalf of all our community, and our State, I will be an impactful advocate of social justice and transparent democracy, and I will stand up for those issues that really matter to people; including sustainability, holding decision-makers to account, personal safety and wellbeing.