As your local voice, I am committed to holding the Government to account and fighting for our fair share.

Five generations of my family have called Bundaberg home. I am the youngest of three boys – the Batt boys! I was born here, I went to school here and my wife and I have chosen to raise our two beautiful daughters here.

I am a former police officer of 23 years, working as a detective and in child protection. After leaving the police, I served on Bundaberg Regional Council for almost ten years as a councillor and was the Disaster recovery co-ordinator in 2013.

When I left local government to take up this seat in parliament, as the 15th State Member for Bundaberg, a ratepayer sent me a heartfelt and greatly appreciated email that said that my authenticity would be missed in the council. I hope you, as Bundaberg constituents, will also come to see me as authentic. I have strong Christian and charitable values and firmly believe in giving people a hand up and not a hand out.

I understand that being the state member is a great privilege, not a right, so I make this commitment: I will serve you, the people of Bundaberg, with honesty, integrity and compassion for as long as you will have me represent you in state parliament.

If you would like to know more about me and my commitments to Bundaberg, you can read or watch my Maiden Speech. 

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