Paul Newbury

Candidate for Brisbane

Dr Paul Newbury, Labor’s candidate for Brisbane, lives in Bardon with his wife Zoe and four children. They chose to make inner-Brisbane home because of its diversity and strong sense of community. 

Paul is a highly qualified business professional with over 20 years’ experience in industry and academia. After a successful career in senior roles within the electricity industry, Paul completed his PhD at the University of Queensland where he studied the transformation occurring within the Australian Electricity Industry. 

Paul is a passionate advocate for action on climate and energy policy and is frustrated by the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government’s failure to develop a coherent plan, despite five years in office.

Paul is a qualified accountant and graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He also has Postgraduate Diplomas in ‘Entrepreneurship’ (Cambridge) and ‘Strategy & Innovation (Oxford) which lead to his current role leading a project to develop and deliver entrepreneurship and business start-up training to university students.

Paul is concerned by the direction the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government is taking Australia, and the misguided priorities that would see handouts to large banks to the detriment of schools, hospitals and aged care.

Paul is a keen sportsman having played competitive sports all of his life. He has represented and captained Queensland and Australian at AFL Masters level.

Paul sees the contest for Brisbane as a choice between a unified and energised Shorten led Labor government, with a clear vision and purpose to position Australia for inclusive prosperity for the decades ahead, or the alternative, which is more of the same from an underperforming and inwardly focused coalition government.