Candidate Canvass: David Keogh – Greens Candidate for Bowman
David Keogh has an extensive background in business and accounting, and currently works as a consultant in the aged care sector. He and his family have been Bowman locals since 1985, where David has been actively involved in many political and social campaigns – such as leading the triumphant resistance against Redlands toll road during the 90s.
David’s campaigns have the environment at their core, with preservation for future generations at the fore. His experience in this area includes his role as Queensland Conservation’s Treasurer for the past five years.
How long have you lived in your electorate?
What would be the single most pressing issue in your electorate/state?
Jobs and cost of living.
What would you hope to achieve for your electorate in the coming term?
What would you hope to contribute to Australia as a parliamentarian?
Ensuring fairness to all Australians particularly those on low incomes.
Do you believe in anthropogenic climate change and should we act on it?
Yes and yes.
What is your position on asylum seekers?
We should deal with them humanly and with compassion and not export them overseas for “processing.”
Do you think filtering the Internet is a viable way of protecting the vulnerable online?
What is your view on cabinet confidentiality?
It should remain but at the same time I believe in open government, so only matters of National Security should remain secret.
Do you support gay marriage?
What do you feel has been your greatest achievement in life (family not included)?
Helping to defeat the Queensland State Government in 1995 for not listening to our concerns (I played a high profile role in their demise).
You can view the Candidate Canvass questions and information here.