I am unashamed to say that we should favour Australia first in access to agricultural land, in defence policy, in trade policy and in natural resources.
I believe a strong economy provides Australians with the resources to properly fund health and education systems and create opportunities for the next generation.
With global dynamics changing, the concentration of wealth is shifting from Europe and the USA to the Asia Pacific region. This change will have implications for Australia and I'm passionate about ensuring we are appropriately placed in terms of policy to adapt to this shift.
I want to see a parliamentary system that Australians can once again be proud of. I hope for our leaders to be statesmen and women, who govern for the next generation not just the next election.
Australia may no longer ride on the sheep’s back but I'm confident that the increasing demand in soft commodities and the rise in wealth in Asia present many new opportunities for those in our country who seek them.
I am a member of:
House of Representatives Standing committee on the Environment
Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia joint standing committee on Treaties
Coalition Backbench Agriculture policy committee
Coalition Backbench Trade & Investment committee