Member for Moreton
Graham was born in St George in Queensland in 1966 and is the seventh of ten children. He received a Diploma of Teaching in 1985 and taught for three years with Education Queensland on the Darling Downs and far north Queensland, and for eight years in Catholic schools in Brisbane.
Graham was awarded a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 1993 by the University of Queensland. He received his Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology and was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1999 and worked in commercial and estate law.
Graham then worked in industrial law with the Queensland Independent Education Union, before becoming a Senior Policy Advisor with the Queensland Government and the Queensland Resources Council.
Graham was elected the Federal Member for Moreton in 2007, 2010, 2013 and in 2016.
Graham’s parliamentary positions have included Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney-General from 2014-2016. Graham currently holds the position of Opposition Whip.
Graham is a passionate advocate for education and for local schools to receive extra funding and assistance, especially disadvantaged schools. He believes it is vital this nation invests in our children’s future so they all receive the best possible start in life irrespective of where they live or where they come from.
Graham is a keen reader and writer, and in 2008 published his first novel, The Twelfth Fish. He has since published two more novels, The Big Fig in 2013 and The Solid Rock in 2016. He lives in Moorooka with his wife Lea and his two young sons.