James Newburrie is an openly gay IT security specialist whose employer (a large, multinational mining house) insists he lives in an outback mining town called Mount Isa.
A committed atheist and small-l liberal, James’s economics are somewhat to the right of Margaret Thatcher’s. He believes strongly in the primacy of the individual over the state.
James has built a reputation for standing up for rural Australia’s same-sex attracted youth. He even held rural Australia’s first Equal Love Rally in front of Bob Katter’s electoral office.