Member for Blair
Shayne Neumann was born and raised in Ipswich. He lives at Flinders View with his wife Carolyn and has two adult daughters.
Shayne commenced his working life at the Dinmore meatworks. He completed his education at the University of Queensland with a Law Degree and an Arts Degree majoring in government and economics.
Shayne was a partner in a successful law firm before being elected to the Federal seat of Blair in November 2007. He was then re-elected in 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019. In March 2013, Shayne was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General and Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing. After the 2013 Federal election, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs and for Ageing. In 2016, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and following the 2019 Federal election, was appointed Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel.
Shayne has a deep commitment to, and understanding of, health, Indigenous Affairs and infrastructure issues. He is committed to an industrial relations system that gives working families in Blair fair workplaces.
Shayne is a voracious reader and enjoys keeping fit by running and going to the gym.