Graham Healy Bio
Graham Healy Lead senate Candidate.
Graham is a Master personal trainer with diplomas in sports coaching (specializing in martial arts ) and Fitness (specializing in lower back care),he is also a qualified TAFE teacher,and as mentioned above a 8th dan in Martial Arts .
Currently he is studying a bachelors degree in clinical/medical Science as CQU (Dr. of Chiropractic) and that will be followed by a Masters in Chiropractic. This gives Graham 'extra depth' combined with his 50 years of practical experience to bring a lifetime of experience together both in practical and theory applications.
Small Business & employment Background
Graham originally started as a cadet surveyor for NEA (northern electric authority) moved to a private firm then changed direction and spent 10 years in the Airlines (TAA) Trans Australia Airlines (Townsville)North Queenland, then progressed into small business partnerships.
He owned in partnerships in news agencies,post offices & bank agencies,Fruit market, owned a milk run (sold out just before deregulation hit ) and then culminated in owning his own health center Healys Health and Fitness in Townsville (1988-1993) with over 2,000 members (including 100 martial arts students), he later moved to Brisbane and continued in small business , personal training and various other business enterprises while upgrading his education continuously.
Graham has a broad spectrum of 'real life experience' in the 'pressure cooker' of the small business environment.
Graham is a born again Christian and was converted over 40 years ago. he has a registered charity/ministry and is a qualified minister with an honorary doctorate in divinity so is entitled to the title reverend Doctor.(although prefers not to use that title)
However in the same breath Graham is a very practical style of Christian who wants to see Faith by action not 'just talk' or religion, he has been on ministry trips to Fiji as well as organized apostolic Churches and Ministries from Nigeria Africa and Malaysia over the years .
Practical application of the "Love your neighbor" commandment is represented in relationship building with people and its outworking is a transformed character and attitude in the individual to the family and expands to the whole nation.
Graham does not believe in 'passive Christianity' but 'active Christianity' getting involved in business and politics to make a difference for the overall good of the community ,we are a democracy and freedom of speech and religion is critical to state 'your case' and the individual can make a 'free will choice' from there, that's how democracy works YOU HAVE A CHOICE !
REBUILD AUSTRALIA TO ITS GOD GIVEN POTENTIAL
Graham has a fiercely Independent spirit and his history and life journey details this, perhaps it is the same pioneering independent spirit his both sets of grandparents had as well as his hard working 'Auzzie battlers' parents Bert and Dot Healy forged into Graham as a young man (now 63 years young this year 2018).
In the Airlines I was a labour man, during the Bob Hawke era and held the position of Clerks Union steward for the federated clerks union (at 21 years of age) under Les Hauff the Union secretary. I always had a sense of justice and Integrity and fair-mindedness in how employees were treated ,and those days you had the militant TWU (transport workers unions) to deal with as well. I was involved in many negotiations with unions, Airline management and members over the years.
In the John Howard years I voted Liberal, however after John Howard I voted Independent, as I watched the two major parties slip away from their 'roots' and become totally incompetent, bureaucratic and unaccountable to the people not representing the view of the 'majority' but 'minorities' seemed to be writing the National policies ? In my view Australia has progressively slipped down hill over the last 30 years Politically, Financially and Morally/spiritually .