Who is Damien?
Damien is one of us!
He's 38 years old, and has lived in Fig Tree Pocket since 1997. He married Deana in 2003 and they have two daughters - Lauren (8) and Anya (5).
Damien has worked as an information technology professional with several large private sector companies, and currently works for Queensland's Education Department in an IT role.
He went to school at Marist College Ashgrove, and is a Bai Rui Taekwon-do black belt.
Understanding that unions are a vital part of defending Queensland against the Newman Government's unnecessary and harsh sackings and cuts, Damien is a workplace delegate for Together Union.
A Message from Damien
Labor's values are Australia's values: a fair go for everyone, communities that are vibrant and inclusive, a better future for our kids and a healthy democracy for all Australians.
Campbell Newman's cuts are wrecking Queensland's economy and trashing vital community services – Tony Abbott promises the same and we must say "no".
I want to build on Labor's plans for the future, and ensure Tony Abbott's backward-looking extremism doesn't dictate policy in Canberra.
I want to help restore civility and kindness to politics – the Opposition's relentless negativity and nastiness is undermining community respect for important institutions, and its time to focus on policies not personalities.
As the father of two young girls, I strongly support Labor's schools reforms which deliver a better quality education and improved facilities for all students.
I am also seriously concerned that Tony Abbott will reintroduce WorkChoices, stripping rights from every worker— the low-paid in particular. Labor will always support your right to a decent job and fairness in the workplace.
Australia's economy is one of the strongest in the world, with low Government debt – Tony Abbott will make massive cuts to vital services, hurting those most in need.
We need a Member of Parliament who will stand up for our community – not just be an LNP mouthpiece.