Hon Andrew Robb AO, MP

Former Member

Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Goldstein, Victoria, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs from 27.1.06 to 30.1.07.
  • Minister for Vocational and Further Education from 30.1.07 to 3.12.07.
  • Minister for Trade and Investment from 18.9.13 to 18.2.16.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 1.12.04 to 28.2.06; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 1.12.04 to 9.2.06; Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government from 10.11.08 to 3.2.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Intelligence and Security from 27.8.08 to 19.3.09.
  • Joint Standing: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 11.3.08 to 25.9.08; Electoral Matters from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 6.12.07 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs from 6.12.07 to 22.9.08; Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and COAG and Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on Emissions Trading Design from 22.9.08 to 8.12.09; Shadow Minister for Finance and Debt Reduction from 25.3.10 to 14.9.10; Shadow Minister for Finance, Deregulation and Debt Reduction from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13.
  • Chairman, Coalition Policy Development Committee from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13.
Party positions
  • Member, Liberal Party Queanbeyan Branch 1988-97.
  • Deputy Federal Director, Liberal Party 1988-89.
  • Federal Director, Liberal Party 1990-97.
  • Member, Liberal Party Cremorne Point Branch 1997-2002.
  • Member, Liberal Party Fundraising Committee (NSW) 1997-2004.
  • Honorary Finance Director (Party Treasurer), Liberal Party (NSW) 2001-04.
  • Member, Liberal Party Kirribilli Branch from 2002-04.
  • Member, Liberal Party State Executive (NSW) 2001-04.
  • Honorary Chair, Liberal Party Millennium Fundraising Forum (NSW) 2004.
  • Member, Liberal Party Brighton Branch from 2004.
Personal
  • Born 20.8.1951, Melbourne, Vic.
  • Married.
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEc (Hons)(La Trobe), Dip AgricSc (Dookie Agricultural College).
  • Animal health officer, Vic. Dept of Agriculture 1972-74.
  • Agricultural economist, Vic. Dept of Agriculture 1974-79.
  • Part-time tutor, La Trobe University 1976-79.
  • Economist, National Farmers' Federation 1980.
  • Executive Director, Cattle Council of Australia 1981-84.
  • Executive Director, National Farmers' Federation 1985-88.
  • Deputy Federal Director, Liberal Party 1988-89.
  • Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon. AS Peacock 1989-90.
  • Federal Director, Liberal Party 1990-97.
  • Consultant, Ammirati Puritas Lintas 1997.
  • Senior Executive, PBL 1997-99.
  • Board member, Sinclair Knight Merz 1998-2001.
  • Chief Executive Officer, Acxiom Australia 1999-2001.
  • Chairman, Acxiom Australia 2001-04.
  • Business adviser 2001-04.
Electorate
    Description: inner metropolitan.
    Location: south eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Beaumaris, Black Rock, Brighton East, Caulfield South, Hampton, Hampton East and Sandringham, and parts of Bentleigh, Cheltenham, Elsternwick, Glen Huntly, Highett and Ormond.
    Area: 50 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 100 583 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: light industrial and commercial activities.
    State electorates: Goldstein includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bentleigh, Brighton, Caulfield and Sandringham.
Honours
  • Appointed Officer of the Order of Australia, January 2003.
  • Awarded Centenary Medal 2003.