Colin Taggart

I am very pleased to be standing in Wagga for the Australian Conservatives at the March 23rd State Election.

Colin Taggart is a publisher of magazines and an online media specialist.
I am a marketing and communications professional who has started, managed and successfully sold advertising agencies and technology companies in Europe.
For many years I was the publisher of the Wagga Wagga City Council Official Visitors Guide and worked with Riverina Regional Tourism, publishing The Riverina Holiday Guide.
I have a deep understanding of the hospitality and tourism sector and strive to promote the city and the region.
I have strong links within the Wagga business community as a:
  • former board member of the Wagga Business Chamber.
  • former board member of the Business Enterprise Centre and also the Riverine Club.
  • publisher of Wagga Business Matters magazine.
  • Wagga Base Hospital Development Project Marketing and Communication Officer for NSW Health Infrastructure and Murrumbidgee Local Health District where I liaised with the local media launching the project branding and website.
I grew up in Belfast and lived in the UK where I:
  • Served in the Ulster Signals Regiment (Territorial Army).
  • Served in the Northern Ireland Fire Brigade for five years as a full-time professional firefighter.
  • Attended Queens University, Belfast where I studied politics and history.
  • Attended Ruskin College, Oxford where I attained a Diploma in Modern History and Politics
  • Attended Edinburgh University for a yet, unfinished Masters in Politics.
  • Was President of the College of Business Studies Students Union, Belfast.
Self-funded education by owning and running a number of small businesses: -
  • Mr. Spit - a hog roast company which toured game and summer fairs.
  • Student Food Guide - which did not make any money, however we did eat very well.
  • Festival Times – The leading guide to what’s on at the Edinburgh Festival.
  • Student Newspaper, Edinburgh – publisher of the oldest continually published student newspaper at Edinburgh University.
My Wagga-born wife and I returned here in 2002 with our two children who schooled at Kildare Catholic School.

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