Michael Amadio is a follower of Queensland, Australian and Pacific regional politics with an emphasis on trade and energy, particularly the renewable type.
Usually know as 'Mick', he is 49, born in Adelaide and grew up in South Western Sydney and attended Hurltsone Agricultural High School — the same school as infamous Labor opposition leader, Mark Latham.
Mick then spent a number of years in the construction industry in New South Wales and Queensland until injury forced him out. He moved to Queensland in 1989.
Ten years ago, Mick developed a keen interest in information and technology and has recently completed a Diploma of Network Engineering at Charles Darwin University. He works freelance repairing computers and networks with the occasional contract job.
Mick is also keen on open source software and strongly disagrees with current university and school policies of using proprietary software for education.
A keen follower of the NRL, Mick was a one eyed Bulldogs fan but has developed a soft spot for the Gold Coast Titans. He renounced his New South Welshmanship in 2008 and now is a fully fledged Queenslander!
In his spare time, Mick enjoys listening to some good old 70's rock or any good guitar music with a nice cold beer.
You can follow Mick on Twitter @fta_oz.