Wayne is married to Nona and has four children. He was born and raised in Devonport. Wayne has worked as a high school teacher for the past 18 years in Devonport.
A commitment to fairness, social justice and inclusion underpin Wayne’s reasons for standing as a candidate in Braddon. The North-West Coast is being treated poorly by the current Liberal government, especially in education and health.
Wayne attended the great public schools of East Devonport, Reece High and Don College. He believes that Labor’s learning communities is a fantastic opportunity to foster the importance of continued educational participation and achievement. Regardless of which school a student is attending they deserve the opportunity to study the full range of subjects, whether they attend a college or stay at a regional high school.
Wayne wants his kids, and all Tassie kids, to be able gain qualifications which will allow them stay, if they wish, in the state rather than having to leave.
He believes that the chaos in Tasmania’s hospitals is a serious issue for Braddon, with many patients who are forced to wait extended periods for basic health care services. Labor will invest in health, putting patients first and fixing our current health crisis.
Wayne has the following qualifications: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Teaching, Masters of Education and Doctor of Philosophy.