Senator Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett

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Senator for Queensland

Positions
Australian Democrats Whip
Deputy Leader of the Australian Democrats
Party
Australian Democrats
Chamber
Senate

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Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Chosen by the Parliament of Queensland on 30.10.1997 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice C Kernot (resigned) (term ended 30.6.2002). Elected 2001 (term began 1.7.2002). Defeated at general elections 2007 (term ended 30.6.2008).

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Parliamentary positions

  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 10.11.98 to 15.10.02 and from 12.2.08 to 30.6.08.

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Committee service

  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 25.11.98 to 30.6.08; Selection of Bills from 13.12.04 to 30.6.08; Appropriations and Staffing from 8.2.05 to 30.6.08; Procedure from 8.2.05 to 30.6.08.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Community Affairs: References Committee from 30.10.97 to 11.2.02 and Legislation Committee from 2.3.98 to 12.10.99; Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 30.10.97 to 2.3.98; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation Committee from 30.9.99 to 11.5.04 and from 8.2.05 to 30.6.05 and References Committee from 23.6.05 to 11.9.06; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 11.9.06 to 11.2.08; Environment, Communications and the Arts from 13.2.08 to 30.6.08; Legal and Constitutional: Legislation and References Committees from 23.6.05 to 11.9.06; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.9.06 to 30.6.08.
  • Senate Select: A Certain Maritime Incident from 14.2.02 to 23.10.02; Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters from 23.6.03 to 31.3.04; Lindeberg Grievance from 1.4.04 to 16.11.04; Scrafton Evidence from 18.11.04 to 9.12.04; Housing Affordability in Australia from 14.2.08 to 30.6.08.
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 30.10.97 to 30.6.08; Electoral Matters from 8.12.98 to 9.3.04; Treaties from 7.3.00 to 18.11.02 and from 13.12.02 to 30.6.08; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.02 to 18.11.02 and from 9.12.05 to 30.6.08; Australian Crime Commission from 9.11.06 to 11.2.08.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia, June 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Turkey and Ireland, October 2005.
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, August 2006.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Leader of the Australian Democrats from 5.10.02 to 13.12.04.
  • Deputy Leader of the Australian Democrats from 13.12.04 to 30.6.08.
  • Australian Democrats Whip in the Senate from 13.12.04 to 30.6.08.
  • Spokesperson for Australian Democrats on Animal Welfare; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Social Security; Sport; Veterans' Affairs from 30.10.97 to 12.12.97; Housing; Social Security; Veterans' Affairs; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Population; Gay and Lesbian Issues; Animal Welfare; Sport from 12.12.97 to 1.1.99; Animal Welfare; Electoral Matters; Environment; Gay and Lesbian Issues; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Income Support; Veterans' Affairs; Welfare and Community Housing from 1.1.99 to 11.10.99; Electoral Matters; Environment; Gay and Lesbian Issues; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Income Support; Veterans' Affairs; Welfare and Community Housing from 11.10.99 to 14.2.01; Animal Welfare; Electoral Matters; Environment; Gay and Lesbian Issues; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Income Support; Veterans' Affairs; Welfare and Community Housing from 14.2.01 to 14.4.01; Animal Welfare; Environment; Forestry and Conservation; Housing, Community and Welfare; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Social Security and Income Support; Trade; Veterans' Affairs from 14.4.01 to 9.8.01; Animal Welfare; Environment; Forestry and Conservation; Housing, Community and Welfare; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Social Security and Income Support; Veterans' Affairs from 9.8.01 to 1.7.02; Animal Welfare; Defence; Environment; Forestry and Conservation; Housing, Community and Welfare; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Territories and Pacific Affairs; Veterans' Affairs from 1.7.02 to 21.8.02; Animal Welfare; Defence; Environment; Forestry and Conservation; Housing, Community and Welfare; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Sport; Territories and Pacific Affairs; Veterans' Affairs from 21.8.02 to 24.10.02; Animal Welfare; Children and Youth Affairs; Defence; Environment; Housing; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Treasury; Treaties; Veterans' Affairs from 24.10.02 to 2.4.04; Animal Welfare; Children and Youth Affairs; Defence; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Treasury; Treaties from 2.4.04 to 13.12.04; Animal Welfare; Children and Youth Affairs; Defence; Environment; Heritage; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Veterans' Affairs from 13.12.04 to 1.7.05; and Agriculture from 14.3.05 to 1.7.05; Environment and Animal Welfare; Family and Community Services; Immigration; Indigenous Affairs from 1.7.05 to 30.6.08.

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Party positions

  • Secretary, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1990-93.
  • Deputy President, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1995.
  • President, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1996-97.
  • Campaign Director, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1992-93 and 1995-97.
  • Candidate at local, state and federal elections 1991, 1992 and 1996.
  • Editor, Australian Democrats National Journal 1994-97.
  • National Campaign Director, Australian Democrats from 1998.

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Personal

  • Born 4.8.1964, Brisbane, Qld.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA, BSocWk (Qld).
  • Social worker 1989-90.
  • Electorate officer to Senator C Kernot 1990-93.
  • Electorate officer to Senator J Woodley 1993-97.

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Publications

  • Representation and Institutional Change: 50 years of Proportional Representation in the Senate (ed. M Sawer and S Miskin), Canberra: Dept of the Senate, 1999.

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