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Queensland

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Bernard Gaynor

Bernard Gaynor

Senate Candidate for Queensland

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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]

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Alan BiggsAlan Biggs

Senate Candidate for Queensland

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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]


Chelle DobsonChelle Dobson

Senate Candidate for Queensland

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Chelle’s childhood was spent in working class suburbs of Brisbane, the youngest of six children. She went through the State School system and left school, as most did at that time, after Year 10 and worked as a Girl Friday.

Chelle’s career experience spans both the public and private sectors, including working in her own business in the building industry. She claims she eventually 'fell into' project management and  now holds a Diploma of Project Management.

Her personal interests are varied and she has been involved with and learnt many new things working within community groups, as an ordinary working Australian.

Chelle has two children from her first marriage and a grandchild. After a period of being a single mum she remarried, and she and her husband briefly moved to Canberra before returning to Queensland where, loving the country life, they settled in a rural town on the outskirts of Brisbane.

“I love all that Australia has to offer, as a Senate candidate I want to give the people living in rural and regional areas a voice. It is time to restore respect to the elderly, those who built this country into what it is. Respect for our veterans, and serving members, that their services to their country do not go unrewarded. Respect for our farmers, let’s stop giving away our heritage.

All Australians deserve to have the same rights and obligations.

We cannot accept ‘cultural difference’ as a reason to accept poor behavior from anyone who is living within the Australian culture. We must end the divisiveness of multiculturalism and work towards an integrated multi-ethic society. Policies for the future need to be focused on integration for all Australians.

My commitment to the people of Queensland is fairness for all within the National context. I strongly feel that the current major parties are not listening to the people of this country. This is reflected in my conversations with the people of Queensland as I move around the state. I am sure this also reflects the wider view of a majority of Australians. “

Connect with Chelle Dobson via email [email protected]

Shaun Spain

Shaun Spain

Candidate for Forde

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The Australian Liberty Alliance has endorsed Australian Army veteran, Shaun Spain, for the electorate of Forde. Mr Spain has served on multiple operations with the Australian Army in East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq. He returned to civilian life on doctor’s orders.
 
Mr Spain said that efforts to protect Australia overseas were being undone by politically-correct policies in Australia.
 
“Australia should be a free nation. Unfortunately, political correctness is eroding freedom. Last year we saw anti-free speech laws remain in place at the behest of minority groups,” Mr Spain said. “Decent ordinary Australians receive abuse whenever they question dangerous ideologies. They can face legal action if they express their views, even if those views are truthful. I am committed to fighting for freedom now in the political sphere before it is too late.”
 
“We only have to look to Europe to see that dangerous ideas can quickly take hold when minority groups refuse to embrace the democratic values of their host nations.”
 
“With a farming background and having managed a small business before joining the ADF I have experienced myself the challenges faced by regular Australians. They have been forgotten by the current politicians. I will always put Australians before small group interests.  I invite all veterans and supporters of veterans to join my campaign by finding me on Facebook.”
 
The Australian Liberty Alliance’s Queensland Senate Team Leader, Bernard Gaynor, said that he was proud to campaign alongside Mr Spain.
 
“Shaun Spain has fought to defend Australia’s freedom in uniform and has the battle scars to prove it. His bravery and love for our country is beyond question,” Mr Gaynor said.
 
“Shaun recognises that Australia’s freedom is now under attack from political correctness.”
 
“Shaun will ably represent the good people of Forde who want to see this political correctness banished to the dustbin of history where it belongs.”
 
Mr Spain is a qualified diesel mechanic and grew up on a farming property in Broadford, Victoria. He has travelled extensively and is focused on listening to the concerns of local residents who want politicians to put Australia first again. In particular, local residents believe that more should be done to assist the elderly, pensioners, disabled persons, veterans and farmers.

Connect with Shaun Spain via email : [email protected]

Rob Windred

Rob Windred

Candidate for Hinkler

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I am a proud Australian. Up until my early 20’s I lived in Bankstown. A totally different Bankstown of today. After I was married I moved to the Sunshine Coast for some years, eventually moving to Gin Gin then Bundaberg in my late 20’s where I now call home.

I have two boys and a girl from my first marriage whom I am extremely proud of. From my Second marriage I have a Stepson whom I consider a son as well as a brother to my other children.

Although I have not played too much of a role in public life, I have been involved in positions of management in my professional career and spent many years looking after small business people, some of whom struggled day to day until eventually having to close their business.

My family and friends will testify that I have always had a strong sense of what is right and wrong and not afraid of voicing my beliefs. For many years I have seen and read about the slow and eventual destruction of the Australian way of life through the political agendas of the major parties. 

I have read many articles about what has been happening in Australian politics but until now there has been no answer of how to fix these problems. With Australian Liberty Alliance, I feel that this party “is the solution” to my question of how to fix this situation and I am convinced that through the platform of Australian Liberty Alliance we can make a vital change to reverse the downward spiral and reinstate the Australian values that so many people fought and died for over many years.

I am not a politician or part of the so called political class, just a normal Australian who has seen and experienced the struggles of everyday life and as such I feel I am more qualified to represent the normal Australians that the political class does not understand anymore. 

We need to get our education system back to what it should be and that is teaching general knowledge and refocus on more traditional methods of education. Simply put, Maths, English and Arithmetic without confusing them with socialist programs that their minds are too young to understand. 

With this election now the future of our children and our children’s children is in our hands It is most critical that we stop the downhill slide of this great nation through the agendas of the past governments. Stop them giving away our land, ports, infrastructure ie. Power companies, Telcos and food security to other nations.

Connect with Rob Windred via email : [email protected]

Matt Durragh

Matt Darragh

Candidate for Griffith

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Matt grew up on the south side of Brisbane and attended Rochedale SS and Rochedale High. He has completed a Bachelor of Applied Science – Medical Laboratory Science and an Honours in Life Science at QUT. He then worked for a few years at the Brisbane Treasury Casino upon its opening followed by 4 years in medical sales. In 2001 he took on the challenge of running his own business which was also the year he and his wife of 21 years had the first of their 4 beautiful sons. In 2009 Matt undertook a Masters of Public Health through the University of QLD and graduated with a distinction. These studies took Matt into Occupational Health which placed Matt in the Mining and Construction sector for the next 4 years where he lived the fly in fly out lifestyle. “The money was great, however I missed my family and they missed me. Boys need their dad around”. Matt decided to come home and spend time with the family. He now works locally for a major hardware chain in the trade section.

Matt’s decision to become involved in politics spans 15 years. “I took an interest in my early 30s which set me on a journey of discovery.” Matt has contested previous state and federal elections as a lower house candidate. “I couldn’t stand by and just watch if I saw injustice and expected someone else was going to fix it.” Matt values the Christian heritage on which our country’s culture and constitution were founded.

“This is what makes Australia the lucky country, the freedoms and other liberties that it brings. Whether you are Christian or not is irrelevant, you still enjoy these freedoms and I believe we are risk of losing them over the next 20ys if we’re blind to the risks. Our peaceful culture has also instilled in us a sense of complacency and tolerance for a great number of issues which I too share, however we must draw a line in the sand on some issue. Islam is the single greatest threat to Australian democracy and the freedoms we enjoy. Its invasion of Australia is insidious and it shields itself under the guise of religion whilst using other cancers such as political correctness and the left anti-Christian movements which are attempting to tear down the Christian pillars of our society.”

Matt is careful to point out that while he is anti-Islam, he is not anti-Muslim. “It is very important to distinguish Muslims from Islam. Islam is the ideology, Muslims are people. We hear the term “Islam is a religion of peace”, I don’t agree with this. Many Muslims are peaceful people who embrace Australian culture and laws, and are tolerant to religious differences and people’s life choices, which puts them in contrast with Islamic doctrine and many of the examples of Mohammed in the Hadiths. Many Muslims simply identify as Muslim because they were born into a Muslim family or country. Other’s may choose to leave the religion however the Islamic text calls these people apostates and the act of leaving Islam is punishable by death.” Matt has some Muslim friends and maintains a relationship with them today.

Matt has outlined a plan for his electorate. “I will endeavour to build solid relationships with the people of Griffith so I can really understand their needs. I strongly believe mainstream party candidates today have departed from their core role of representing the electorates and have more self-interest than the interest of the electorate. It seems to be a battle for power more than anything rather than a battle for justice and standing up for what’s right.” Matt understands the seat of Griffith is enormously diverse in culture and socio economic qualities and believes he is well suited. “I was once a student with no money, a business owner with money, an employee, unemployed at times, I’ve been sick and healthy, I lived a single life, and now a family man. I’ve been a renter and a home owner. These life experiences can put me in almost anyone’s shoes.”

Connect with Matt: Call 0419 228 154 or write to [email protected]

Tony Duncan

Tony Duncan

Candidate for Bowman

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Tony grew up in a working class suburb in Brisbane.   Tony took many part-time jobs to make ends meet and fund his studies through university, graduating with a Bachelor of Business.  He joined a small accounting firm and studied further, later progressing his career through large accounting and consulting firms.  This included working overseas for 6 years and starting his own software business.  Since 2005 his current business has grown and now employs a considerable number of people and services customers on an international basis.

Tony has never been a member of a political party before joining the ALA in 2015.  He has watched with increasing concern as successive governments of various political leanings over the last 10 years have treated the Australian people as mugs and made decisions that are not in the nation's best interests.

As a concerned father and husband, who has always subscribed to the theory that "it is no good complaining about something without being prepared to do something about it", he joined the ALA to rectify the problems that are being ignored and in some cases positively enlarged, as these problems will not go away and will need to be sorted out by future generations if action is not taken.

Tony could have ignored these issues, avoided public comment and left it to someone else to sort out.   The unfortunate truth is that if everyone thinks this way, all you will end up with is career politicians and that is what Australian currently has in abundance.  The results are all around us, whether they be:

  • Record National Debt, which our children will have to repay in the form of reduced government services and lower pensions.  This is the cruellest legacy the current generation can pass onto our kids.
  • Cultural suicide where the proud history and example of our previous generations in protecting each other is being ignored and actively corroded.
  • Our education system being used as a plaything of the politically correct, while the basics of education are being ignored.
  • Political Correctness that is strangling our ability to conduct necessary yet confronting debate on important topics for our country's future.
  • Red Tape, Green Tape and more regulations that are strangling our ability to generate productive employment for our fellow Australian Citizens.
  • The gulf between our political class and the Australian Citizens they claim to represent.
  • The sell off of productive assets (always called "investment", because that sounds better in focus groups) to fund non-productive and unsustainable public expenditure.

Connect with Tony by writing to write to [email protected]

Caleb Wells

Caleb Wells

Candidate for Longman

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Caleb Wells is a proud Australian, father, husband and citizen. 25, Caleb is married with 3 children and a 4th little one on the way.

The eldest of seven children, Caleb was born and raised in Bundaberg, a city of crushing unemployment and no prospects. To gain better opportunities, he moved away from there with his young family.

Caleb started working life as a catalogue deliverer. Since then it has been a slow progress to better himself and the prospects of his young family. He has worked in everything from general labouring, truck driving, construction, and more recently Real Estate.

“It may be old fashioned but my chief motivations for entering politics are my belief in the greatness of Australia and her people and my desire for justice.

I believe in Australia, that Australia can be more than just the "land down under". I hope to live in a future where Australia is a world leader, economically, politically, diplomatically, technologically and militarily. Australia can be a force for a positive change in the world and be the standard of civilization in the centuries to come. Why only work towards a better today? I want a better tomorrow, not just for myself but for my children to grow up in and eventually their children and I will concentrate my efforts towards this goal.

I believe that no society can flourish without justice. Much more than just that, I feel responsible as a citizen, as a man, as a human being for the unchallenged injustices in our legal and political system. What use is a citizen, a man or a human being who does not stand up for the things they know in their heart to be right? I cannot be silent and look away pretending that all will be well and I know many Australians feel the same way.

It would be ignorant to forget that modern politics is and has become an increasingly dirty game. After all, we have had five Prime Ministers in as many years. More and more politicians in both major parties are becoming concerned with their own careers and failing to represent their constituents. This is why I must stand in the upcoming federal election with those who believe that we can break that cycle, so that we may work to build a better tomorrow.

It is my goal and fervent wish, that at the end of life, to leave a better World and a better Australia.”

Connect with Caleb by writing to [email protected]

John spellman

John Spellman

Candidate for Fisher

My name is John Spellman, and I have some great news for the residents of Fisher who want to see a genuine change to our political landscape. Our once great country has virtually been brought to its knees by incompetent government from the two ‘major’ parties for the last 30 – 40 years.

The Australian Liberty Alliance party was formed last year as a direct result of concerned citizens, such as myself, banding together to fight for the return of Australia to its core values. Values that made it a great nation to live in. 

My wife Elly and I live on the Sunshine Coast where we are close to our children and grandchildren. In my time, I have been a farmer, a self employed business man, a church pastor, a worker and a boss. Whatever happens to me in life, I always seems to find myself in a leadership role, and I am ready to be part of a team to lead Australia out of the wilderness.

I’m concerned about the future of our country, and the future of our grandchildren. What legacy are we going to leave them if we do not make a stand now? I’ve concerns about many issues including, the state of our economy, the massive size of our governments and bureaucracy, the slow but steady Islamisation of Australia, the decline of our education system, the unsustainable loss of jobs to foreign countries and the selling off of our land and major assets to multinational corporations.

The Australian Liberty Alliance has, as a part of its core manifesto, policies to right these wrongs being suffered by hard working Australians. I invite you to “Stand With Me” as I attempt to climb Everest in becoming the federal member for Fisher. 

I believe, as a nation, we are running out of time to protect and hold onto what we embrace as dear to us. In another 3-5 years it may be too late to stop the rot that has been allowed to pervade our country under the so called stewardship of the two ‘major’ parties”. We have to win back Australia for Australians. We have to rebuild our manufacturing and rural base. We need to keep Aussie jobs here, we need to get back to basics in the classroom and we need to be prepared to stop the threat to our way of life presented by Islamisation.

Connect with John by writing to [email protected]