played by Michael Beckley
Rhys is a real people person. He's fiery, impetuous and lives life to the full.
A family man, it is obvious Rhys adores his wife and daughters and loves being surrounded by a family of women. He still thinks his wife is the most intelligent woman he's ever met and respects her integrity. Politically, they are at opposite ends of the scale, but Shelley's calmness and balance is the perfect foil to Rhys' feisty temperament. As for his daughters, there's nothing Rhys wouldn't do for them.
Rhys is not at all interested in an office job. The service industry, where he can chat with people, is more his thing. In the city he ran a shop and his soft heart often saw him extending credit to customers for months. He's a firm believer that the innate goodness in people will always shine through in the end.
An ex-professional Aussie Rules player, Rhys is happy to relive his glory moments on the footy field with anyone who will listen. And nothing gives him a buzz like being recognised for his exploits on the field.