Your Local Left Team in Dawson

Gareth Taylor

Phone 0412 417 353

Hello, my name is Gareth Taylor and I am running to be a State Conference Delegate for Dawson.

I have been an active member of our party for 6 years now having held positions such as Branch Secretary, current Mackay Northern Beaches Branch President, FEC Vice-President and Dawson Field Organiser. I am looking forward to being your Left Delegate for Queensland State Conference.

As a father of three and a Paramedic, I am passionate about health and education and as a product of our TAFE system the ongoing training for skilling future employees. I have been passionate about workplace rights and safety having been a union delegate for 8 years with the United Workers Union. I also spend time contributing to my community having coached junior cricket and served on various boards and volunteer organisations.

As the current President of my branch, I believe that strong branches equal a strong Labor Party so I will always do my utmost to ensure that will continue into the future.

I look forward to your support and feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Bessie Hayes

Phone 0438 598 960

G’day, my name is Bessie Hayes and I am looking to become an ALP state conference delegate for Dawson.

Though I am only new to the Labor Party, I have a long history of campaigning and activism in community groups whose focus is social justice. I am a coordinator for the Share the Dignity charity, which focuses on ensuring disadvantaged women have access to sanitary products. Also, I volunteer with the PCYC Brake the Cycle program which looks to help people obtain a driver’s license to better their lives.

I am a member of the AMWU ALP Branch and am a strong believer in protecting our local industries. I hope to take place these values of social justice front and centre as a delegate for Dawson.

Jake Farrell

Phone 0429 709 806

My Name is Jake Farrell, I am the Vice President and Branch Secretary for Labor Rising Sun Branch. I am a progressive local that lived in Townsville and Burdekin for most of my life, I am extremely passionate about Regional Queensland.

I have been an active member of Labor party in helping to elect local Labor MPs since 2015 such from Carolee O’Rourke, Aaron Harper and Les Walker. I have also helped in various campaigns from Marriage Equality, VAD and I am currently a member of the executive of Rainbow Labor Qld.

I am passionate about developing Northern Queensland with industries such as hydrogen, continual growing our agriculture industry and decentralising key government services to regional areas that will greatly benefit in jobs and support for our local communities.

I want to improve grassroots engagement in regional areas in Mackay, Whitsundays, Burdekin and Townsville. I am keen to work with regional branches on growing and rebuilding our local grassroot membership.

Evol Fayers


I have been a Party Member for 26 years. I would hope that I can be part of a team of Delegates who knows and understands the needs of Regional and remote Queenslanders.

We need a bigger voice from rural Queensland that will work towards some equality with the South East Corner and to do that we must have regional/rural delegates and policies to represent us.

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