The Australian Taxpayers' Alliance is excited to announce our newest initiative: the appointment of State Directors to help co-ordinate ATA campaigns in states around Australia!
Queensland State Director: Roderick Schneider
Roderick Schneider is the Membership Director of the Australian Institute for Progress.
He is a Financial Adviser and is on the Queensland committee of the Association of Financial Advisers. Roderick is a regular guest on Triple J’s current affairs programme Hack, and was a participant in the award-winning SBS documentary “Go Back To Where You Came From.” Roderick holds a Masters degree in Business and a Bachelors degree in Commerce from the University of Southern Queensland, and was a former President of the YLNP.
ACT Director: Dr Ben O'Neill Dr O'Neil is a lecturer in statistics and mathematics at the University of New South Wales (ADFA) in Canberra. He holds a PhD in statistics, two Masters degrees (economics & law) and two undergraduate degrees (actuarial studies & law). His scholarly writing has been published in The Mathematical Scientist, International Statistical Review, Journal of Approximate Reasoning, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Policy Journal, and The Independent Review. he is also a Templeton Fellow of the Independent Institute, a presenter at the “Liberty and Society” seminars hosted by The Centre for Independent Studies, speaker at the Australian Mises Seminars, and a regular contributor to the Ludwig von Mises Institute.
Victorian Deputy Director: Zeev Vinokurov
Vladimir Zeev Vinokurov is a practising solicitor. A committed libertarian, he came to his views partly due to his Russian background and keen awareness of its Soviet past. In his spare time he is an avid reader of history, politics and fiction, and helps organise Liberty on the Rocks, a monthly libertarian drinks night, in Melbourne. He has also written for Catallaxy Files and Menzies House.
New South Wales State Director: Alex Butterworth
Alex is an Intellectual Property Lawyer with NewSouth Innovations, having previously worked for global law firm Squire Patton Boggs.
Alex has previously worked with members of state and federal parliament, state and federal shadow ministers and as an intern with the former Chairman of the United States Congress House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. As a young person in politics, Alex led several organisations, including the Australian Liberal Students' Federation and the WA branch of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy.
New South Wales Deputy State Director: Kerrod Gream
Kerrod Gream is an economics student at University of Sydney, Australia and the Chairman of Australia & New Zealand Students for Liberty. He is an associate editor of the Australian online centre-right forum Menzies House. Kerrod was also founding president of the University of Sydney Libertarian Society, current president of the University of Sydney Economics and Econometrics Society, and a long-time co-ordinator of Sydney Liberty On The Rocks
Western Australia State Director: Lee Herridge
Lee worked for ten years in retail and has spent the last three years working as a labourer for a local small business. He was a candidate in the 2010 Federal election for the seat of Forrest, and a a candidate in the 2012 Busselton City Council elections. He is passionate about housing policy and the minimum wage.
West Australian Deputy State Director: Kathleen Linger
Kathleen Linger has a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and an MBA. She is a former journalist and editor. Kathleen worked for a number of years in the corporate environment, gaining a broad range of experience in strategic planning, advertising and marketing communications, culture-change, and seminar development. She is one of the Perth Liberty On The Rocks organisers and a Vice President of the Mt Lawley Branch of the Liberal Party.