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Senate Candidate for Queensland
Bernard has an extensive background with the Australian Army. He spent three years at the Australian Defence Force Academy before graduating from the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in December 2002.
Bernard served first as an Engineering Officer before undertaking roles as an Intelligence Officer focusing on the Middle East. Bernard was deployed to Iraq in 2006, 2008 and 2009. He also served briefly in Afghanistan. In 2007, Bernard graduated from an intensive course studying Arabic language and culture.
In 2010, Bernard was awarded the United States Meritorious Service Medal for exceptional operational performance. Bernard left full-time service in 2011 (remaining in the Army Reserve) and has since established himself as fearless, conservative political commentator.
As a result, Bernard has been targeted by anti-free speech activists trying to silence him. However, Bernard has successfully defeated all complaints lodged against him. Bernard’s commission as an Army Reserve officer was terminated in 2014 after he highlighted dangerous political correctness in the Australian Defence Force, including the failure to understand the link between Islam and actions of Australia’s battlefield enemies. Even though all investigations cleared Bernard, he still lost his commission. He says this only highlights the urgent need to address political correctness in all areas of Australian society.
Bernard has a deep understanding of the threat posed to Australia’s democracy by Islam. In 2015 he appeared before a Senate inquiry investigating halal certification. Bernard is also a vocal supporter of the traditional family unit and stands for policies that allow families to flourish. Bernard holds a Bachelor of Arts (History) and a Graduate Certificate in Civil Engineering from the University of New South Wales. Bernard is 36 years old and married to Ellen. Together, they have seven children: six boys and one little princess.
Connect with Bernard: Call 0401 446 439 or write to [email protected]
Senate Candidate for Queensland
Alan trained as a Primary teacher and served in the State education system for 26 years. Through his union membership he helped instigate and serve on, a Headteacher’s branch that looked at addressing the issues confronting rural schools.
With his wife Lucy he then went into business opening a tuition franchise in Mackay. The small business quickly prospered and very soon was employing many other teachers part time.
Life offers opportunities if you are prepared to learn and back your abilities. This happened in 2001 when Alan and Lucy moved to England and bought a failing UK based business with 27 franchises. Within 6 years the operation had grown to 264 centres across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.
After selling the organisation in 2007 and returning to Australia, Alan undertook a degree in Psychology / Business and was awarded the Faculty Medal.
He has served as a director on the Boards of a number of Not for Profit organisations both in Australia and the UK.
He is a father of two and a proud grandfather of three.
“Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine I would be drawn into politics because the politicians of the day were sleepwalking our country towards cultural suicide; and yet that is the very situation we find ourselves in today.
I made a promise to myself when our first granddaughter was born; that no grandchild our ours in some problematic future could ever say that their grandfather knew this was going to happen and yet did nothing and yet said nothing.
By joining the ALA and standing for the Senate I am fulfilling that obligation to our grandchildren, your children and grandchildren, and generations of Australians yet to be born.”
Connect with Alan: Call 0481 136 844 or write to [email protected]