Members of Parliaments
In 2018, David was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for the South Eastern Metropolitan region.
David is a passionate believer in individual liberty and its ability to create peace and prosperity wherever it is allowed to flourish. David has particular interest in the policy areas of drug law reform, taxation, energy policy and digital rights.
David has been a member of the Liberal Democrats State Executive Committee since 2014, and has previously served as state president.
Prior to his election, David has spent most of his career working in the field of Business Analytics and Data Warehousing in a variety of industries, most recently as a senior manager in the finance sector.
David holds a Bachelor of Computing from Federation University where he majored in Computing and Physics. David is also conversationally fluent in Japanese, after living in Japan for several years.
David is a father of 3 young boys and enjoys camping and bushwalking in his spare time.
In November 2018 Tim was elected to the Victorian Legislative Council for the Northern Victorian region.
Tim is passionate about individual liberty and the rights of the individual, and believes when people are free to make their own choices, peace and prosperity are the result.
Tim is a member of the Liberal Democrats Victorian State Executive and a former member of the party Federal Executive.
Prior to his election, Tim was a councilor on Wodonga Council, and maintains a strong interest in council affairs.
Tim is an accountant with experience in the public and private sector. Before that, he was a farmer on the family property at Adelong in Southern NSW.
Tim is the father of two young boys and enjoys shooting and fishing in his spare time.
In 2017 Aaron was elected to the Western Australian Legislative Council for the South Metropolitan Region.
At 27 years of age, Aaron had no prior political experience. He live in Rockingham and worked in retail for most of his life, never having any grand political aspirations.
But as he said in his maiden speech, what he lacks in experience, he makes up for in conviction. And as the first elected to state parliament from a libertarian political party, he has a lot to say.
As a libertarian, Aaron believes you should be free to live your life as you see fit, free from unnecessary interference from the government. You should be free to smoke, eat, drink and spend your money as you like.
During his time in parliament, Aaron has planted the seeds for a new libertarian movement in WA.
If you believe in the enduring values of small government, low taxes and individual responsibility then he asks that you join him in the fight for liberty.
Lloyd Russell (President)
Lloyd Russell is a passionate Queenslander, family man and small business owner with an extensive career in the private and public sectors. He is a 4th generation family business member, therefore understands that family and private business is the engine room of the Australian economy. He is passionate about family business and regional and local communities, as they are the very fabric of the Australian economy and culture.
Lloyd has had a diverse career ranging from working in agriculture, being a Pastoral House Branch Manager, lending specialist in the State Government, undertaking export development while at the Queensland Department of Agriculture, General Manager for a steel fabrication business and now a specialist accredited family business continuity and succession consultant. He is MBA qualified in Strategy, Governance and Risk Management and an accredited / licensed Neuroscience practitioner in Group Dynamics
As National President, Lloyd’s priority is on creation of a positive delivery focused culture within the administration wing of the Liberal Democrats at the National, State and Branch levels. He is also very focused on improving the connectivity between the Parliamentary and Administration wings of the party through improved engagement.
He firmly believes in individual freedoms, individual property rights, small government, and a lower taxation regime. Lloyd is also the Queensland State President of the Liberal Democrats.
Andrew Cooper (Vice-President)
Andrew has resolved to help a better society evolve by peeling back the State's involvement in our economic and personal lives. He is the founder and president of LibertyWorks, a not-for-profit organisation advocating classical liberal values and policies; LibertyFest a conference series celebrating our liberty where it exists and plotting to expand it where it doesn't; and has recently hosted Australia's first ever CPAC event.
Andrew studied business at the Queensland University of Technology, is a past president of Entrepreneur's Organisation Brisbane and the QLD Liberal Democrats. To earn a living he invests in commercial property and IT startup companies.
Richard Davies (Assistant Secretary)
New South Wales
Rob McCathie (Treasurer)
Dr. Stuart Hatch
Stuart was born and raised in Perth. He is the executive director of the Australian Libertarian Society, and has also had a long association with the Mannkal Economic Education Foundation. Stuart studied physics and electrical engineering at the University of Western Australia and completed his PhD in 2009. He currently works in the field of electron and x-ray microscopy.
Nicola is a communications professional who has had a long-standing interest in furthering the cause of liberty in Australia. She has spent the last few years volunteering her time hosting events, assisting with conferences, writing articles and helping others to bring their work into the public domain. She has a particular interest in promoting the freedom of Australians to pursue their personal and business endeavours free from the overbearing hand of the state. Nicola is also a member of the Liberal Democrats WA State Executive.
Dr. Craig Buchanan (Secretary)