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Personal Profile


JOHNSTON, Selwyn Noel Leslie


McSweeney Crescent, Gordonvale (FNQ)


WEST END Brisbane... QLD


Computer Systems Analyst and Administrator

Owner and Editor of 'The Countryman News'


A 6th generation Australian, a fourth generation Queenslander and a direct descendant of John Nichols, who arrived at Sydney Cove as part of the First Fleet, on board the HMS Scarborough on 26 January 1788.


Australian Politics

International Politics

Computer Research

Health and Fitness


Rugby League


Australia Day - Queensland - Organising Committee

Australian National Flag Association of Queensland - Life Member

Cairns Heritage Group - Founding Member

Cairns Residents Reference Group - Foundation Chairperson

Clan Johnston/e Association of Australia - Honorary Webmaster

Drug and Alcohol Free in Youth Campaign

Justice of the Peace (Qualified) State of Queensland

Coordinator: JP's in the Community Program - Cairns (FNQ)

Parliamentary Reform Group (Queensland)

Queensland Day - Organising Committee

Queensland Independent Forum - Convenor

Queensland 'NO REPUBLIC' Campaign - State Convenor

Rally Queensland - Coordinator 

Rural Action Movement (Queensland) - State Convenor


Banking Industry - 7 Years

Airline Industry - 10 Years

Tourism and Hospitality - 5 years

Small Business Owner/Operator - Current

Selwyn Johnston is a sixth generation Australian and a fourth generation Queenslander, who was born in West End, an inner suburb of Brisbane. He resided with his parents and two brothers at Holland Park, a southern suburb of Brisbane and was educated at Greenslopes State School. 

After leaving school, he spent the first six years of full time employment with the then Bank of New South Wales, now Westpac. 

 He joined Qantas Airways in 1966 where he was trained in the Qantas IBM ‘Qantam’ computer system.  

The following eight years saw Selwyn’s involvement in the Airline Industry include a posting to New Delhi, India where he achieved the unenviable position of becoming the first Australian to obtain first-hand experience in an international aircraft disaster. 

Selwyn entered the private sector of the travel industry for two years in 1974 before changing direction into the hospitality/tourism industry in Cairns, Far North Queensland. 

In 1980, he purchased a small business, which, over the ensuing 10 years, he developed into a group of companies that included; an interstate transport company; a rural contracting company, which specialised in pest and noxious weed control and rural property maintenance. 

With the Information Technology explosion in the early 1990’s, and with his prior computer training, he studied and achieved the following accreditations:

Associate Diploma of Information Technology

Diploma of Information Technology

Advanced Certificate - Applied Business Computing

Certificate in Small Business Management 

As a qualified Computer Systems Analyst and Administrator, Selwyn regularly assists those still coming to terms with new ‘information technology’ generation.  

His popular WebSite ( has won the International VoteNet ‘Most Outstanding Political Website Award’, and is highly regarded as a political resource.

Selwyn, his wife Susan and their two adult sons, Damion and Aaron, are long-term residents who came to Cairns in 1974, and reside in Gordonvale, a rural village 25 kilometres south of Cairns. He is a small business owner specialising in groundbreaking Bio-Plastics technology, and is a qualified computer systems analyst and administrator. He is politically aware, politically active, and has NEVER been a member of any political party.

He is a respected member of the Cairns Community, a small businessman, a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) and a dedicated family man.

In short, Selwyn has 'runs on the board' as he has well and truly established his acknowledged credibility and highest integrity


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