Mike Hammond

Mike Hammond

When I’m not at work I spend my time… looking after my three kids whilst having a life and trying to cram in a bit of study here and there!

The person that most influenced my decisions in life when I was younger was… my dad.

The last interesting book that I read was… The Australian Consititution…s51(xxxix) is a beauty given the current horse-trading that’s going on between the Feds and the so called “Independents”!!

My first job was… turning on the beer temprites (coolers) in our family pub before catching the bus to school (age 11).

My guiltiest pleasure is… I don’t feel guilty (not bad for a Catholic huh???).

At school, I was known for… having a go … and not feeling guilty!!

My favourite movie of all time is… “Citizen Kane”

I know it’s not cool but I love… being with my kids and doing “tuck-shop” (remember as a kid when mum/dad did tuck-shop … free stuff!!)

The people I most admire is… my mum and dad: five kids, private school educations, happy home full of fun…how the hell they did it I’ll never know.

My friends say that I… should get a nanny for the kids (tried it … it was like having an extra kid in the house!!)

My hope for the future is… that we get “stable and ethical government”!! (fat chance in NSW right now!!) … but most of all – simply that the people in my life are happy.