Minister for Planning and Land Management; Minister for Racing and Gaming; Minister for Workplace Safety and Industrial Relations; Manager of Government Business; Member for Brindabella
Mick has been working hard for his local community both as a local member and as a Minister, including the delivery of the duplication of stage two of Ashley drive, planning the light rail network to deliver better transport choices to Tuggeranong and working to clean up Lake Tuggeranong. Mick will keep working for Brindabella to make sure Tuggeranong becomes an even better place to live.
Mick has lived, worked and raised his family in Canberra his entire life, seeing Canberra grow from a city of 30,000 people to the buzzing regional centre it is today. He has been part of Canberra’s transformation through his many roles in the community and is committed to ensuring that our city continues to grow and develop, whilst ensuring we don’t leave our most vulnerable out in the cold.
As a Minister in the ACT Government one of Micks proudest achievements is the $38 million commitment to Step Up For Our Kids. A Step Up for Our Kids has transformed the way we support children and young people in care to put their needs at the centre of a more tailored, responsive system. It is a major investment to support vulnerable children and young people to reach their full potential, providing support at the point of need rather than at a point of crisis.
Mick has consistently worked in the local community to bring change. This can be shown by his board positions including as President of the Tuggeranong Arts Centre and board member of the Canberra Men’s Centre. He has also been involved in the White Ribbon Foundation for many years and works hard to bring awareness and action to stop violence against women.
Prior to Micks election to the assembly he held a variety of jobs including being a postman, protective service officer & mechanic, whilst raising his three now adult children in the Tuggeranong valley. In Mick’s spare time you can find him either in his garage working on his cars and motorbikes or in a forest competing in his sport of choice, rallying.
Mick still has much more to do and will continue to work for Tuggeranong, bringing fresh ideas and the enthusiasm needed to continue its urban renewal.