Welcome to my website.

I am your Independent Member for the Division of Elwick in the Legislative Council, Tasmania’s Upper House of Parliament. Elwick covers a large part of the City of Glenorchy where I have lived and worked as a teacher for the past 36 years.

As an Alderman for 12 years and Mayor of the City between 2005 and 2011, I have worked vigorously and passionately for this city and its people, that I love.

I believe it will be more important than ever that Glenorchy has a strong, independent voice in the Legislative Council representing the interests of Glenorchy and the broader Tasmanian community.

My record as Mayor was one of standing up and fighting for the best interests of Glenorchy with no fear or favour and this is the approach I have taken in the Upper House. As an Independent I am not compelled to follow the line of any political party. I make careful, considered decisions on the facts and, where possible, after consulting with community and business leaders, representative groups and people in the electorate.

I will soon have a Facebook page set up to make it easier to get an even wider range of opinions from all sections of the community and I encourage everyone in Elwick to contact me and let me know their views and concerns.

Please feel free to drop into my office at 6/332-334 Main Rd Glenorchy.  Click on image for more pics of my Elwick OfficeThe office is a great meeting place for community groups and we can also help groups with office functions such as preparing or copying newsletters.  Please contact us to talk about your requirements.

Click on the image to the right to see more of my Elwick office.

I’ll use this  website to provide news and information about what’s happening in the Legislative Council and in Elwick.  I would welcome your comments, news, tips and suggestions to make it more relevant, interesting and useful for the people of Elwick.




From the blog

The 2015 Book of Bargains is now available and it's even better than prevous years. $10 to buy a book and if you do your weekly shop at COLES Northgate OR New Town (spend $100+) & you get $10 off.

Supporting the GCF costs you nothing and you've still got all of the other fantastic bargains in the book to use.

Buying a Book of Bargains has to be a tenner well spent!

Have you checked out the Faces of Glenorchy Book yet?

It really is worth adding to your library if you're in the book, know someone in the book or even if you just live in Glenorchy.

Makes a great inexpensive, quality gift too!

Available from my office, Glenorchy City Council and other quality outlets!

I am delighted to be the patron of the Southern Tasmanian Netball Association's (STNA) Junior Umpire Development Program. A recent article by the STNA provides some information about the Program and I have re-produced it below for your interest.

The Junior Umpire Development (JUD) Program, founded in 2009, aims at developing young umpire’s skills and to assist their progression to badge accreditation. Experienced badged umpires mentor participants regardless of Club affiliation.

A report was released on 30 May 2014 by the Parliamentary Salaries and Allowances Tribunal inquiring into the basic salary, allowances and benefits provided to members of the Tasmanian Parliament.