Member for Dalrymple Electorate (QLD)
Shane is a hardworking Member of Parliament who has been elected to the Queensland Parliament three times since first winning the support of his community in 2004.
As Member for Dalrymple, Shane is responsible for one of Queensland’s largest electorates, representing communities which extend from Atherton in the north, through Charters Towers and south to Moranbah.
Shane is a family man and has four children with his wife, Heather: Anna ; Joel; Daniel; and Naomi. He also owns a small pastoral property and understands the pressures faced by rural and regional communities.
Shane has extensive Parliamentary experience and has overseen Shadow Portfolios for Communities and Disabilities and Mines and Energy. He has also been Parliamentary Secretary for the Shadow Minister for Northern Development and held positions on number of Parliamentary committees.
Before entering politics, Shane worked for Queensland Rail for 19 years.
Shane is a keen sportsman and was a member of the Charters Towers Queensland Rail Silver Spike race team that won the State Titles in 1997, 1998 and 1999.
Shane is also keenly interested in Rugby League and represented Australia and Queensland at a number of junior levels. Shane has played 13 A Grade games for North Queensland and 90 first grade games for Redcliffe, including as a member of the Charters Towers Miners A-Grade Premier team.
Shane is actively involved in his local church community and is a supporter of outdoor recreational activities. He is also involved in several community groups and activities.