Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Tim Mander

Published 3:05am 8 December 2022

Who’s Who in 2022, Government Gurus: Tim Mander
Words by Moreton Daily

From the opposition benches, State Member for Everton Tim Mander has continued to campaign and call the Queensland Government to account.

As a shadow minister currently with three portfolios, Mr Mander has been particularly vocal on the housing and social housing crisis.

In recent years, he has also campaigned for safety improvements to major roads, such as Old Northern Rd and South Pine Rd which run through his electorate.

Also securing the Everton Park Link Rd and upgrades at the Albany Creek Rd intersection with Ferguson St and Wruck Cres.

He has also been working on funding for local organisations and clubs. Mr Mander’s website says more than $900,000 in grants has been secured by organisations in the Everton electorate from rounds 100-108 of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.

There have also bee countless visits to local organisations – ranging from sports club presentations, to anniversaries, meetings and arranging tours of State Parliament for school groups.

About Tim Mander

Tim Mander has represented the area where he grew up and went to school since 2012.

After two decades as one of Australia’s top NRL referees, he won the electorate of Everton for the LNP in 2012 and has been returned three times (2015, 2017 and 2020).

During that time Mr Mander became one of the leading figures in the party, rising to Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 2017-2020.

He is currently Shadow Minister for Olympic and Paralympic Sport and Regional Engagement, Housing and Public Works and Sport and Racing.

Mr Mander has been Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Shadow Minister for Corrective Services and Shadow Minister for Education and Training.

He was also Minister for Housing and Public Works, Assistant Minister for Sport and Racing and Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Racing.

Mr Mander’s website says before entering state politics, he gained a Bachelor of Ministries, was CEO of the Scripture Union Qld and a manager with Australia Post.

His school years were spent at Grovely and Mitchelton State High, while he played in the juniors at West Arana Hills Rugby League Club.

In 2005 Mr Mander was named Queensland Father of the Year.

He is also patron of West Arana Hills RLFC, Wests Mitchelton JRLFC, The Hills Player, Albany Creek Crushers RLFC and Waratahs Softball Club while being an Honorary Life Member of Mitchelton Rotary Club.

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