Three people I would love to invite to dinner: Nicole Elliott, Winston Churchill and Lachlan Macquarie.
The best advice I ever received: Mum once sent me a card and wrote ‘‘Follow your dreams’’.
The most amazing thing I’ve ever done is: Watched my sons being born.
If I was down to my last $10 I would spent it on .. A glass of wine.
My greatest fear: Nicole Elliott.
My fantasy job is: A history teacher.
If I could have a super power it would be: X-ray vision.
My favourite quote is: ‘‘Success is not final. Failure is not fatal, it’s the courage to continue that counts.’’ — Sir Winston Churchill.
My hidden talent: Thanks to a university assignment, I can quote the whole page of Shakespeare’s balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet.
If I could travel back in time, I would love to meet ... Cleopatra.
The one thing I will never throw out: My peacekeeping medals.
My last meal would be: One of Nicole’s Sunday lamb roast dinners.
I’m always being asked: ‘‘What made you go into politics?’’
My most embarrassing moments: The six months after I met Nicole when she consistently refused to go out with me.
What people may not know about me: My first jobs included being a painter’s labourer, bank teller, extra on Home and Away and gardener.
Wierdest thing in my glovebox: A CD of Gregorian Chants.
My biggest fashion faux pas was: According to Nicole you can’t wear spotted ties with striped shirts. Also I once wore a light grey suit to Parliament – Navy blue pin stripe or be damned, they said!
I wish I hadn’t: Been Peacekeeping when my Pop died. Even though he would have boasted about the reason why I wasn’t there, I regret missing his funeral.
My earliest memory is: Trying to convince my mum there was a red belly black snake behind the back shed. Apparently I use to exaggerate!
On my bedside table is: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown and a picture of Nicole Elliott in a frame, she’s not on the book cover.
People say I look like: My son, Lachlan. Which is just as well, really.
A movie I think everyone should see:Casablanca.
In the future… There will be a cure for breast cancer.
Favourite book as a child:The Naughty Bunny. It had a great influence on my childhood.