Robert has lived in Canberra with his wife Judith for over 40 years. Robert and Judith raised their family in Weetangera and are enjoying watching their grandchildren grow up here. Robert has worked in both the public service and private sector. As a self-funded retiree, he understands what it means to work hard and aspire to be independent. Robert has a long history of involvement with the community, having been chair of the Belconnen High School Parents and Citizens Association, and a member of the school board. He is currently chair of the Community Advisory Council for Calvary Canberra. Robert believes our government has an important role in delivering a strong economy, and reflecting community values. He wants to ensure Australians have the best opportunity to get ahead and have access to the essential services we all rely on.