Member for Deakin
Michael has lived, worked and been a part of the Deakin community all his life, having grown up in Ringwood in a small business family and attended secondary school at Aquinas College.
After high school Michael went on to complete a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University in Burwood, and later furthered his studies by completing a Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne.
Michael became a lawyer and is currently a Senior Associate with the law firm Ashurst. In this role he has advised many of Australia’s most successful individuals and largest corporate groups.
Michael regularly speaks on tax reform and the challenges for tax policy design and implementation into the future. He has also spoken to school students and parents on a wide variety of topics, including practical ways to achieve academic excellence, minimising the threats of drugs and alcohol and issues to consider with social media.
With the support of his wife Anna, Michael believes that he has the skills, experience and dedication to serve the people of Deakin.
Michael is determined to work hard for better local roads, job security, support for small business and improved health and education services for families in Deakin.