THE SENATOR FROM NORMANHURST
Glen Frost has known Nick Xenephon for years through various conferencing businesses he has been involved with. But it wasn’t until Senator Xenephon put the call out on social media for candidates to join his Nick Xenephon Team (NXT) last year that Frost decided to turn an interest in politics into a career.
“We had to apply as if it was like a job. We filled out forms with questions like, “What do you want to do for Australia?” Frost said.
“Then we had a couple of interviews and a day where we all got together with Senator Xenephon. We had to give a ten minute speech and then take questions from the room. Then the room voted on the two people we wanted to back for Senator candidates.”
Frost’s speech and answers to the questions obviously impressed enough people in the room to get the nod to not only be an endorsed candidate for the NXT in NSW, but to be its lead candidate.
The Normanhurst local’s main platform and the thing he is most passionate about is small business. He believes it is the biggest contribution he can make because he comes from a small business background.
He also believes the major political parties have not represented small business effectively in Government which is why he joined the Nick Xenephon Team and not Labor or Liberal.
Access to information in Australia is also something he wants to champion. Specifically, he believes political party donations in Australia should be far more transparent and public.
He also talks passionately about the other platforms that have traditionally been associated with Senator Nick Xenephon’s political career. In particular, tightening of predatory poker machine regulation is something he is keen to address in Canberra.
Born in Australia, Frost grew up in the UK, before moving back to Australia in 1993. He has lived almost exclusively in Normanhurst with his wife, Shiva and their two daughters, Yasmin and Leila ever since.
The NXT was launched in 2004 by Senator Nick Xenephon who was first elected to parliament in 1997 on an almost exclusive “no-pokies” platform.
Glen Frost Photo: Anthony Brewster