Fire engineering consultant Robert Forster has been appointed the United Australia Party’s Shadow Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development, Federal Leader Clive Palmer has announced.
A former East Ward councillor for the Shire of Mundaring, Mr Forster has belonged to multiple local organisations and committees including the Wooroloo Landcare Development Committee, Chidlow Recreational Organisation Committee, Mt Helena Recreation Group Committee and President of the Chidlow Ratepayers Association.
With a strong background in fire and emergency management, he is presently self-employed providing consultancy services on fire engineering, policy development and incident management as well as running his own business transporting horses.
Mr Forster has previously worked as a Superintendent for Operational Effectiveness and in other senior positions with the Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia and was a fire fighter with the Australian Army.
He also served as a Fire and Safety Advisor for the United Nations in Bosnia, Herzegovina (UNPROFOR) in 1994/95 during the Balkans conflict.
Mr Forster has lived in the village of Chidlow, Western Australia, on the rural fringe for over 30 years and owns a farm in Talbot, 22 kilometres southwest of York.
He is the United Australia Party’s candidate for Pearce in the 2019 Federal Election.
Married for 44 years with children and grandchildren, his interests include riding and training horses and spending time with family.