The Hon Kevin Andrews MP

Kevin Andrews

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Member for Menzies, Victoria

Positions
Minister for Social Services
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

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Contact details

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7560
Fax:
(02) 6273 4122

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

1st Floor 651-653 Doncaster Road
Doncaster, VIC, 3108

Postal address
PO Box 124
Doncaster, VIC, 3108

Telephone:
(03) 9848 9900
Fax:
(03) 9848 2741

Connect with The Hon Kevin Andrews MP

Email
menzies@aph.gov.au
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Websites
Personal website
Party website

Alternative URL

www.aph.gov.au/K_Andrews_MP

Biography

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Parliamentary service

  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Menzies, Victoria, at by-election 11.5.1991, vice the Hon. NA Brown, QC (resigned).
  • Re-elected 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

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Parliamentary positions

  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 4.3.98 to 8.10.01 and from 18.2.08 to 23.2.10.

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Ministerial appointments

  • Minister for Ageing from 26.11.01 to 7.10.03.
  • Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations from 7.10.03 to 30.1.07.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service from 7.10.03 to 30.1.07.
  • Minister for Immigration and Citizenship from 30.1.07 to 3.12.07.
  • Minister for Social Services from 18.9.13.

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Committee service

  • House of Representatives Standing: Long Term Strategies from 21.6.91 to 8.2.93; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.12.91 to 8.2.93 and from 30.5.96 (Chair from 30.5.96) to 8.10.01 and from 11.3.08 to 3.2.10; Privileges from 25.6.92 to 8.10.01; Members' Interests from 14.10.96 to 8.10.01; Family and Community Affairs from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10; Health and Ageing from 11.3.08 to 10.11.08; Economics from 10.11.08 to 3.2.10; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10.
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 8.12.98 to 11.2.02.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 11.3.08 to 10.11.08.
  • Joint Select: Certain Family Law Issues from 26.5.93 to 28.11.95; Intelligence Services from 28.6.01 to 27.8.01.

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Conferences, delegations and visits

  • Deputy Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to USA and Canada, March-April 1995.
  • Parliamentary Delegate to the Australian Constitutional Convention, Canberra, February 1998.
  • Study tour, USA, July 1999; UK and Switzerland, November 1999.
  • Leader, Australian Political Exchange Council, UK, 2001.
  • Official visits to Spain and UK, April 2002; China, September 2002; France and UK, March-April 2005; Papua New Guinea and East Timor, April 2006; UK and Switzerland, June 2006.

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Parliamentary party positions

  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 7.8.92 to 7.4.93; Shadow Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training from 7.4.93 to 26.5.94; Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 26.5.94 to 11.3.96.
  • Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13.

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Party positions

  • Chairman, Coalition's Federalism Taskforce from 6.4.08 to 16.9.08.
  • Chairman, Coalition Policy Review Committee and Chairman, Coalition Policy Coordination Committee from 14.10.08 to 8.12.09.
  • Deputy Chairman, Coalition Policy Development Committee from 8.12.09.

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Personal

  • Born 9.11.1955, Sale, Vic.
  • Married.

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Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament

  • BA, LLB (Melb), LLM (Monash).
  • Research solicitor, Law Institute of Victoria 1980-81.
  • Co-ordinator, Continuing Legal Education, Law Institute of Victoria 1981-83.
  • Associate to the Hon. Sir James Gobbo, Supreme Court of Victoria 1983-85.
  • Barrister-at-law, Victoria 1985-91.

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Electorate

  • Description: outer metropolitan.
    Location: eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Bulleen, Croydon Hills, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Park Orchards, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South, and parts of Croydon North, Ringwood North, Warranwood and Wonga Park.
    Area: 125 sq km (approx.).
    Electors enrolled: 98 456 (at 7.9.13).
    Industries: retail and service industries.
    State electorates: Menzies includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bulleen and Doncaster, and parts of Evelyn and Warrandyte.

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Publications

  • Rights and Freedoms in Australia (chapter, ed. J Wallace and T Pagone), Sydney: Federation Press, 1990.
  • Trends in Biomedical Regulation (chapter, ed. H Caton), Sydney: Butterworths, 1990.
  • Issues in Biomedical Ethics (chapter, ed. Dr CJ Vas and EJ de Souza), Delhi: Macmillan, 1990.
  • The Heart of Liberalism: the Albury Papers (co-editor with K Aldred and P Filing), Mitcham, Vic: The editors, 1994.
  • Changing Australia: social, cultural and economic trends shaping the nation (co-author with M Curtis), Sydney: Federation Press, 1998.

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