Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman to stand for preselection in QLD State

Just announced on ABC Local


Merilyn said...

Don't know very much about Newman, Kae, he was after my time in Queensland, but already there is action on the stage, with Langbroek and his deputy standing down.

stackja1945 said...

He is not ALP.
Campbell Newman is the son of former Senator and Federal Minister Jocelyn Newman, and former Member for Bass and Federal Minister, the late Kevin Newman.

Merilyn said...

Thank you stackja, son of Jocelyn and Kevin Newman, well he is in front there, the late Kevin Newman was also the CO at one time to 5RAR.

Mick Gold Coast QLD said...

I spotted all that recently when a retiring RAEME brigadier type from rugby pursuits drew my attention to it (apropos Newman's flood management).

It explained much about his apparent practical nature. Both parents were Ministers, his mother a barrister before being elected as a Senator and five years a Minister.

So he's come from excellence and been trained and worked in achievement and practical applications.

Such a rare high qualification to lead politically. I'm happy about it.