Click here to book for the launch of can do: Campbell Newman and the Challenge of Reform. Campbell Newman was Premier of Queensland from 2012 to 2015 as a first term MLA. He was the first Queenslander to lead the opposition without actually being a member of the parliament since Sir Thomas McIlwraith, over 100 years ago. He won with a record majority, taking his own seat of Ashgrove from the government.
Three years of frenetic activity followed living up to the nickname he was given as Lord Mayor of Brisbane of “Can Do”. Utimately it was too much for voters, and in trying to send him a message they voted him out. Gavin King, who shared in this trajectory as the first term, one-term MLA for Cairns, a seat historically held by Labor has written his official biography. Join our mailing list to find out more.