Graham Perrett


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Sunnybank Times Square
250 McCullough Street
Sunnybank QLD 4109

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Member for Moreton

Shadow Assistant Minister for Education

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Graham was born in St George in Queensland in 1966, the seventh of ten children. He received a Diploma of Teaching in 1985 and taught high school English for eleven years in state and Catholic schools.

Graham has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1999 and worked in commercial and estate law. He later worked as an organiser with the Queensland Independent Education Union, before becoming a Senior Policy Advisor with the Queensland Government and then the Queensland Resources Council.

Growing up in a small country town gave Graham a strong sense of community.

He joined the Labor Party because of the Party’s strong commitment to fairness, equality and an opportunity for all.  

As a teacher and lawyer Graham has fought for the rights of some of the most vulnerable people in our community and understands the importance of a top quality education for every Australian child.

Graham was elected to parliament in 2007 and has been fighting for the Southside ever since.

Graham is a keen musician, reader and the author of three books: The Twelfth Fish, The Big Fig and The Solid Rock. He lives in Moorooka with his wife Lea and two sons.

Following his re-election at the 2019 Federal Election, Graham was appointed as the Shadow Assistant Minister for Education and Training.