A right wing conservative politician from Queensland. Prior to his involvement in politics, Dickson was a business owner, operating motels, a vineyard and even his own horse drawn carriage service ffs. He entered into politics in 2000 after being elected as a councillor within the Shire of Maroochy, serving as chair of town planning.
Dickson decided to enter into state politics within the Liberal Party, getting elected to the seat of Kawana in 2006, which he held until 2009. The same year he was elected to the seat of Buderim. Dickson was a prominent advocate for the merging of the Liberal and the National party’s to form a stronger conservative party. He went on to become a key member of the Liberal National Party, serving as Minister for Parks, Recreation and Sports under Queensland premier Campbell Newman.
Dickson defected from the LNP in early 2017, opposing their positions on a number of issues, namely their opposition to medicinal marijuana. He has since joined the far right One Nation Party, taking with him his Buderim seat and allegedly 52 internal LNP documents.