Me at home
My family is what drives me everyday to support you and make our community a better place. I have lived in Casey and Cardinia for nearly all my life. I married my high school sweetheart Jo in 1999 and we proudly raise our two daughters Mikaela and Chloe in Berwick.
Things about me
- Volunteered at The Fred Hollows Foundation
- Coached juniors at the Berwick FC
- Brew my own beer
- Love the Geelong FC
- Was a paper boy in Berwick back in the 80’s
- Love travel, with India being a highlight
- Listen to Harry Styles
My time in Parliament
I was elected to the seat of Gembrook in the 2010 state election. I served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Environment in the Napthine Government. In 2014 I joined the front bench and, since then, have served as Shadow Minster for Environment, the Building Industry, Emergency Services, Youth Justice, Victim Support, Crime Prevention, Roads and Road Safety.
My previous life
My career has taken me on a journey of which I have learned so much from. My time as a Police Officer was a career highlight. However, time working with young people, as a prison officer, in retail and running a small business gave me a great background to understanding and representing my community.
I am the third child of Joan and Philip Battin, I was lucky to have two loving parents who wanted the best for their children. Dad worked 6 days a week in sales and Mum worked at Heinz in Dandenong while raising three active kids. We were taught the value of hard work and commitment to family.
Young Brad continued...
I attended Harkaway Primary School and Berwick College and I was not what teachers would call studious. I left school at age 15 and started working full time at McDonalds before a job offer at Panther’s Mensland with local icon Harry Hutchinson.
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