The State Executive are elected by the inaugural members. The inaugural period will last no more than 5 years but we plan to exit within 2 years. After this time, branches will appoint delegates to vote on their behalf for a new or continued executive.

Dr Barry Arnison PhD OAM


Involved in state and private sector education as a teacher/lecturer and administrator in primary, secondary, tertiary education and trade training for more than 40 years. Research degrees in chemical physics (MPhil) and education (PhD) Interests include; education delivery in the classroom, international education, school management and education policy development.


David Frarricciardi


David Frarricciardi, is treasurer of TPAQ and has been a teacher for many years. David currently teaches manual arts at Woodridge State High School and is passionate about providing a legitimate choice of representation for teachers.

David is a former QTU rep but made the change over to TPAQ, which he sees as a union that is focusing on issues that really matter, such as teacher safety, workload management and pay rates.


Cameron Murray

Vice President

Cameron joined Education Queensland as a teacher of Maths and Science in 1989, in the Central Queensland Coalfields mining town of Middlemount. Promoted to Head of Science and Industrial Design in 2007, at Elanora SHS, Cameron worked to develop links with CSIRO, the GCCC, and local Universities, building pathways for students beyond school.

Further promotion saw him move to Thursday Island’s Tagai State High School in 2012 as Deputy Principal, and then transferred to Keebra Park SHS in Southport, his current position.

Experienced as a secondary teacher in a wide range of subjects and roles, in the diverse regions of Queensland- from Central Queensland, Wide Bay, and the Torres Strait to the Gold Coast; in large, medium and small sized schools, from urban to regional and extremely remote schools, in schools reflecting modern Australian cultural and ethnic diversity- urban, indigenous, and recent immigrant communities.


Tracy Tully


Tracy’s education career spanned 38 years holding Primary and High School Principal positions across Queensland from the far North to the south. During this time, Tracy yearned for a modern teachers’ union without the industrial age attitudes, that catered for employees versus employees without bias or politics.

Tracy has taken up the baton from her predecessor Jack McGuire, continuing to fight for the rights of all Qld education employees.


Scott Stanford

National Coordinator

Scott has been working in education for over 20 years. Throughout his career he has held various roles in a number of secondary settings in both the independent and catholic sectors ranging from Classroom Teacher to Faculty and Department Head, Head of Boarding House and Director of Sport.

Scott has completed a Masters of Educational Leadership and throughout his career has been part of external organisations such as the Australian Council for Educational Leaders, Australian Boarding Schools Association, Business Educators Association of QLD and has been an active member in many community organisations which saw him awarded the 2016 Australia Day award in recognition for the valued community service in the Electorate of Lilly.

Throughout his career Scott has always been a proactive advocate for Teacher and school staff conditions and rights, and has always been an active member of the staff association in the schools he has worked in – often being a mentor to the new staff when they come into the organisation.

Scott is very excited to be the National Co-ordinator of the Teachers Professional Association and looks forward to working with the state secretaries to continue to advocate for fairness and equality with a goal for providing the best possible education setting for all.

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The Teachers' Professional Association of Queensland (TPAQ) - ABN 93 587 935 271 is an industrial association of employees, whose principal purpose is to protect and promote the interests of members in matters concerning their employment. We are a non-party political alternative to the QTU and the IEU. Our membership fees are lower and reflective of costs rather than your salary. We provide all the same services, plus Professional Indemnity Insurance.