Biography

Gerard was born and raised on a property outside Chinchilla, on the Darling Downs. He has a deep appreciation of the land, its people and the challenges they face.

He completed his education in Toowoomba, before moving to Brisbane where he completed a Commerce degree at the University of Queensland. He also has a Masters 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 the economy and how it affects employers and employees. He understands the importance of reward for effort and will strive to ensure that small to medium businesses are given every chance to succeed.

He understands in the importance of effective economic management, property rights and a strong legal system, and is passionate about land management and ensuring the effective delivery of infrastructure.

Gerard wants to ensure that the next generation have better opportunities and living standards than we have enjoyed.

Yet again, Anthony Albanese is trying to have it each way on an important issue.

Aug 04

The Morrison Government will provide $1,500 payments to Victorian workers who have exhausted their leave and are required to isolate. Read more: www.australia.gov.au

Aug 04

We've asked so much of Australians over these many months, particularly of Victorians. And now we're asking even more. If you've got friends in Victoria, let them know you're there for them and offer whatever support you can. Today the Federal Government announced a new Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment. There should be no reason for Victorians to go to work if they need to isolate because they have tested positive or been in close contact with someone who has tested positive. This new payment is for those who have exhausted their sick leave, and it will be $1,500 a fortnight. It will be available to those who are not permanent residents or citizens of Australia and can be accessed multiple times, if needed. We know we have to help Victoria push through because Australia's future depends on these weeks and months ahead.

Aug 03

We will get through this, Victoria.‬ ‪Every Victorian is on the front-line in this battle & we can’t afford any holes in our defences. We all need to follow the rules.‬ ‪Please stay safe. Please stay strong. Please look after one another.

Aug 03