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John Barilaro

John Barilaro was born in Queanbeyan to Italian migrant parents, who came to Australia in 1968. Their hard working and selfless example instilled in him a strong value of family and community service. John lives in Jerrabomberra with his wife Deanna and two daughters, who both attend local schools. Prior to entering politics, John ran his family business in Queanbeyan for 20 years, manufacturing energy efficient windows and doors. This experience has given him first-hand experience of the problems facing small businesses in the region.

Trade wins

by John Barilaro

TAFE is a fantastic learning hub that has been skilling students and connecting them to jobs for over 120 years

Quick, what do Lindsay Fox, Frank Lowy and Janine Allis have in common? (Apart from being successful businesspeople, that is.)

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Your state needs you

by John Barilaro

One of the best decisions I ever made was dropping out of University to pursue a trade

Our state is on a roll. We’re currently enjoying a period of unprecedented growth and prosperity. But at the same time, we’re also increasingly finding it difficult to meet the demand for skilled workers and apprentices. As a result, the construction sector is starting to face a crisis.

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