Australian Country Party Announces New State Co-ordinator for Queensland, DAVID BURKETT

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Federal Chairman of the Australian Country Party, Glenn O’Rourke is excited to announce that David Burkett is the New Queensland State Co-ordinator of the Australian Country Party in Queensland

“I am excited to welcome David to this role and look forward to the growing number of Queensland Party members and endorsed candidates for upcoming Local Council, Queensland State Elections and the 2022 Federal Election.” Glenn said.

David brings a wealth of experience from running previous political campaigns, to time spend working in the Queensland Government Department of Premier and Cabinet, under both Anna Bligh and Campbell Newman.

Additional to his previous political experience, David has a long history of marketing, promotions and public relations experience with examples like Australian Idol and For Mark Holden’s Record Label.

David is also a committed technology innovator and entrepreneurial activist who seeks to play a key role in the introduction of new technology to Australia and its youth as well as guide and mentor upcoming entrepreneur’s in their business endeavours and future business and personal success.

Glenn confirmed that “this announcement continues the direction and commitment of the Australian Country Party to being a grass roots, people’s party, a Party that puts people before party and policy before politics is something that the Queensland public, current and former members of parliament and local councils will be excited to be a part of.”

A brief overview of David’s experience is attached.


For Media Contacts:

Glenn O’Rourke 0405 111 228 /

Qld Coordinator, David Burkett 0468 368 777/

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David Burkett – Queensland Co-ordinator

David Burkett is a business and community leader with over 20 years professional experience and hundreds of community volunteer hours under his belt.

David is a dedicated father of 3 young daughters and committed husband who is passionate about helping his community grow, evolve and flourish in the technology led era.

As a professional David has dedicated himself to the pursuit of excellence in entrepreneurial projects including consultancy in branding, communications, media and marketing.

In 2005 David was appointed Marketing Executive at Australian Idol, a contract that lead to him instituting a framework for a national students’ music program which was implemented in over 100 schools Australia-wide (+500,000 students).

Following this, David worked as a lead consultant to Dream Dealers, Sony BMG, Universal, Central Station and Macquarie Bank, Audi, Mission Australia, Newscorp and Flight Centre.

In 2008 David was engaged to assist several campaign marketing initiatives including assisting Bert Van Manen in the Federal seat of Forde, against the odds, Bert went on to win his seat and has remained in that position since. Following this David went on to work with 2 Queensland Premiers as a Senior Ministerial Officer for 4 years in the area of Communications. David also served on the board that helped to launch the Katter Party nationally.

David Burkett now sits on several boards sharing his wisdom and insights into the world of disruptive technology, marketing and results driven productivity. David is also the founder of Just Dream Pty Ltd and boutique marketing company that produces and manages thought leadership events.

In 2018 David launched EV Leap Pty Ltd – a school-based program that engages students into the future of work including Robotics, Coding, Virtual Reality, Drone Technology and more.


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