Edward Carroll


Edward Carroll is a member of the National Executive and lives in Queensland. Edward joined Australian Progressives in 2018, having been a member of Australian Democrats from a youth member until their dissolution.

Originally born and raised in Sydney, Edward moved up to Brisbane when he was 12, as Sydney's cost of living became too high for his family. Finishing high school at Corinda State High, Edward studied an Advanced Diploma of Jazz and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Relations and Psychology before dropping out to work full time in hospitality.

For over ten years hospitality has been Edward's career. From running gaming in pubs and clubs, where Edward has seen the damage and human cost of gambling addiction, to serving politicians and dignitaries at Private Members’ Clubs and hotel outlets, Edward has built a career based on listening to people and treating all as equal.

Outside of work, singing and music is a lifelong passion for Edward. Barbershop and choral singing in particular has been a passion, and Edward proudly considers himself an ex-QUMSian. History is another interest, and Edward served as Vice President of the Queensland Military Historical Society (formerly Victoria Barracks Historical Society) for seven years. Family is the third and greatest pillar that sustains Edward. Perfection to him is a day spent with his two boys and wife, cooking and playing.


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