14 Oct #060: James Newbury MP | Liberal Member for Brighton
Trench Talk Podcast: James Newbury
James Newbury MP is the elected Liberal Member for Brighton, my hometown here in Melbourne, Australia.
James was born in Melbourne and grew up in East Malvern. During high school, James did bookwork for his father’s dental practice, where he learned about the burden of over regulation and the challenges of running a small business.
James has completed three university degrees, including a Juris Doctor and a Master’s Degree in Business Law.
After completing a Master of Business (Law), James began working for the Howard Government, eventually moving to Canberra to work at the highest levels of Federal Government. During his time working in Canberra, James had responsibility for advising many Senior Ministers and Party leaders.
After the election of the Abbott Government, James moved back to Brighton with his wife Suzanne and started their own family, they now have two young daughters.
James worked as Senior Adviser to then Premier, Dr Denis Napthine, before moving into the private sector. James worked as a Group Company Secretary for the Australian Retail Credit Association, the peak body for organisations involved in credit reporting.
In 2016, James decided to put his hand up to represent the Brighton community and be a strong voice for them in Parliament.
He was elected to the Victorian Parliament in November 2018.
During this chat, we covered:
- how the roles of Minister’s are changing
- safety on the job, including some aspects of mental health
- the state and federal systems of government
- working with former Australian Prime Minister John Howard
- crafting questions for parliament
- his first days in office
- why he supports small businesses
- a little about the Brighton community, and, as always,
- much more
You can learn more about James and his current work in Brighton at jamesnewbury.com.au. You’ll also find many ways to contact James at that same site.
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