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Check out your QLD LibDem candidates for the upcoming 2022 federal election.

Campbell Newman
#1 Senate Candidate for QLD

Campbell Newman, AO is the Liberal Democrats Senate Candidate for Queensland. When he isn’t campaigning he is the Chairman of Arcana Capital, syndicating commercial property investment opportunities for sophisticated investors, a Director & adviser to a number of start-up technology companies and a regular commentator on SkyNews Australia.

He previously held the role of Lord Mayor of Brisbane from 2004 to 2011 and Premier of Queensland from 2012 to 2015 and was involved in the conception and delivery of major infrastructure projects.

Before politics, Campbell worked for six years as an executive for Grainco Australia in the grain storage, handling and logistics industry and also for four years as a management consultant. He also spent 13 years in the Australian Army and served as an officer in the Royal Australian Engineers.

BE Hons (UNSW), MBA Financial Management (UQ),
Graduate of RMC Duntroon. 
FIE Aust.

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Tegan Grainger
Senate Candidate for QLD

Tegan was born in Warrnambool in country Victoria where she spent her childhood, before moving to Brisbane with her family as a teenager. She undertook her secondary studies at Citipointe Christian College and completed her Bachelor of Business at the University of Queensland, with majors in human resource management and events. Her country town upbringing and Christian faith continue to influence the high value she places on family and community.

She is genuinely invested in people and prides herself on creating trusted relationships with others. Tegan demonstrates this personally and professionally and is a loyal friend to many and a great encouragement to those within her professional network. For fifteen years Tegan has worked in people management and stakeholder engagement in both private and government roles, but most recently as a small business owner.

Tegan has been married for five years to her husband Mark and together they have a two-year-old son and one-year-old daughter. They juggle parenthood and work while renovating their post-war home in Brisbane’s bayside.

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Michelle Jaques
Candidate for Blair

Michelle has lived in Queensland her whole life, in Ipswich since 2007, and is a passionate advocate for the Blair region. She has had many relevant career experiences, including being a small business owner, an aged-care worker, and a professional piano teacher/musician.

Michelle holds a Masters Degree from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music at Griffith University. She also home-schooled her children over a 9 year period. Because of these experiences she is perfectly placed to understand issues in the business and aged care sectors, the arts sector, and the education sector.

Anthony Bull
Candidate for Brisbane

Anthony is a passionate pro-liberty candidate who has been a long time supporter and member of the Liberal Democrats. Having previously contested the 2020 city council election, Anthony is keen to campaign for real leadership and a sensible alternative to Labor & the LNP in the seat of Brisbane.

After seeing how both Labor at the state level and the LNP at the federal level failed Australians over the last 2 years, he is looking to shake up this seat and bring about real change in Australian politics.

Steve Murphy
Candidate for Capricornia

Steve Murphy is a fourth generation Australian and a proud Queenslander. Born in Brisbane, he grew up in the northern suburbs before spending his formative years on a farm in the Lockyer Valley.

Steve left Australia in his twenties and travelled the world. He has lived and worked in many countries, from Egypt, India and Japan to England, China and Israel. From these experiences he developed an appreciation of the rich diversity of religious and political philosophies. He believes that the best education is to travel and that the best way to understand different opinions is through discourse.

Moving to Tasmania to study in 2007, he returned to Queensland in 2019. Since then, he has taught English and Social Science on the picturesque Capricorn Coast, doing his best to build tenacity and self-reliance in his students.

In his spare time, he enjoys studying history and watching old films.

Lloyd Russell
Candidate for Dickson

Lloyd Russell is a proud Queenslander and standing in the seat of Dickson because of his concerns about Australia’s cost of living increases, encroachment on liberties, a lack of real leadership from the country’s political leaders, and the rising impost on small businesses and entrepreneurs.

He and his wife Julie founded their successful business consultancy with the specific focus of serving the family and private business sector.

As a fourth-generation agricultural family member, he has a personal and deep understanding of family business and a passion for seeing family businesses rise above the challenges and succeed through difficult times of transition.

Lloyd is committed to providing a real alternative to the major parties and bringing meaningful change to the people of Dickson.

Alex Forbes
Candidate for Fadden

Alex completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in politics, international studies, and security studies in 2019. During his time at university, he focused his studies around the economic and nation-building issues of Afghanistan, the complexity of the south china sea, and the military industrial complex of Australia and the US.

Joining the army in 2018 as a reservist officer, he completed his training at the end of 2020; however, multiple injuries prevented him from continuing with his military career. Alex is now pursuing a career in politics, and is passionate about the cause of freedom and liberty for all Australians.

Tobby Sutherland
Candidate for Forde

Tobby is a dedicated faith filled man, husband, and dad to a 5-year-old daughter, 2-year-old son, and loveable golden retriever. He has a patriotic love for his country and at a young age he had the honour of representing Australia at the World Athletic Championships. He went on to hold a scholarship at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra where he was ranked number one in Australia for the 400 metre hurdles.

Since then, he has been teaching in southeast Queensland for the last 12 years and is committed to developing lifelong learners that can contribute to their community in a positive way. As a teacher, he is currently witnessing firsthand the effects that the lockdowns, mask mandates, and woke ideologies are having on our younger generation.

The rising cost of living, national debt, and government overreach has drawn him to serve the electorate of Forde, the state of Queensland, and the Australian people. His determination to defend Australian liberties that have been slowly eroded away is evident and he is a person with the courage to see the return of common sense in parliament.

Jens Lipponer
Candidate for Longman

Jens Lipponer has embarked on his first venture into politics after a tumultuous two years of uncertainty and has stepped up as a concerned citizen willing to represent his community.

Having lived in his local area and division of Longman most of his life since emigrating from Germany, he is well-placed to represent the diverse community that resides there. After discharging from service in the Royal Australian Navy in 1999, he became a local business owner in the transport and construction sector. Since then, Jens has worked in the Mining and Oil & Gas industries, and more recently worked for a large retail business. Jens is proud to represent the Liberal Democrats Party and fight for a freer and fairer Australia.

Daniel Freshwater
Candidate for Lilley

Daniel grew up in country Victoria on a farm, where he was involved in several volunteer organisations: Surf Lifesaving, The Country Fire Authority, and coaching junior sporting teams.

In 2001 Daniel joined the Australian military where he served for 11 years, including six years in the Royal Australian Navy as a Medic during the Iraq War. After this he served in the Royal Australian Air Force in Aviation Fire Rescue for five years, and then an additional ten years as a Reservist. Daniel is currently involved in assisting and volunteering for the veteran community. Since leaving the military he has worked in the mining industry as both Fire Rescue and a Rescue Paramedic.

Glenn Pyne
Candidate for McPherson

Glenn was born in Sydney in 1957. He had a difficult upbringing, having been born with Spina Bifida, which led to his left leg being amputated when he was eighteen.

Despite this, Glenn completed his HSC at Newcastle Tech and received a B.Sc. in Biology and a Diploma of Education from Newcastle University. Due in no small part to his strong Christian convictions, Glenn went on to teach science and physical education at several Christian schools over the next ten years, and became heavily involved in sports for people with disabilities. In 2000 he represented Australia in the Paralympics, and won gold for the Australian National Kayak Marathon team in South Africa in 2017. He is also a passionate foster parent.

Diane Demetre
Candidate for Moncrieff

Diane Demetre, the endorsed candidate for Moncrieff on the Gold Coast is an absolute powerhouse of educated insight, practical experience, and dynamic delivery.

Her diverse leadership background began as an educator, before she blazed her way into the entertainment industry in radio, television, and on the stage after which she secured several roles in the corporate world. Today she is one of the Gold Coast’s leading creative entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, and businesswomen.

This lady knows how to lead through a crisis - a rare quality coveted in these uncertain times. Diane believes life is either a daring adventure or nothing, and it is this passion, perseverance and purpose that brings her to the Liberal Democrats.

Diane is an advocate of the people, for the people, and believes it’s time to make Australia the Lucky Country once more. The voters in Moncrieff really have no better choice than Diane for the House of Representatives in the 2022 Federal elections

Anneke Wilson
Candidate for Petrie

Anneke is a successful business-woman who works in the information technology industry as a customer relationship manager for a leading Queensland business. She has an extensive background in the banking, finance and superannuation industry.

Damian Coory
Candidate for Ryan

Damian holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and studied journalism and business communications at QUT. He spent more than three years as an on-air Senior News Reporter with Network Ten Australia, and was the network’s Olympics-issues reporter for 12 months in the lead-up to the Sydney 2000 games. Prior to moving to television, he spent 10 years in radio.

In 2005 Damian founded Coory & Associates to offer regionally consistent, high quality corporate communications training programs and facilitation to multinational companies operating across the Asia Pacific region. He has 20+ years experience in corporate public relations in Asia Pacific, specializing in executive communication.