I have had a many and varied career in IT, currently working as an infrastructure engineer for a major construction and manufacturing organisation. My career has spanned more than 22 years, and I describe myself as a general technology enthusiast.

I have a strong interest in politics, particularly Australia. I don’t however, tar myself with the brush of either side of the current political divide in this country. Neither the “left” or the “right” choices particularly inspire me. I am more interested in the policies, not the politicking. It would be wonderful if our politicians would do the same from time to time. I do not support the Labor Party, nor do I support the Liberal Party – or in fact, any particular party at all.

Online, I have been “accused” of being left-leaning, and also of being right-leaning. To be labelled as either is not a bad thing, and not something I get upset about, but clearly I can’t be both. For clarity, I simply don’t believe in this non-thinking concept that a party you do not support cannot possibly come up with good policies. If you are a right-leaning person, to simply believe that any policy that comes from a left-leaning party must automatically be a bad one is just nonsensical. The opposite is of course completely true also.

A thinking person should judge a policy on its merits, not on the colour of the tie the person presenting it is wearing.

I am a fanatical supporter of the Essendon Football Club and have been all of my life. I have been a paid member of the club since 1997, and will be for every year of the rest of my life.

I love just about any form of motor sport, but in particular V8 Supercars, where I support all Holden teams, and Formula One with no particular favourite team or driver.

Family means the world to me, and I am proud father to an amazing little girl named Hannah, born 10 weeks prematurely on the 28th of February, 2006. She is my inspiration.