Hon Karen Andrews MP

Hon Karen Andrews MP

Member for McPherson

Liberal National Party of Queensland
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

Ground Floor The Point 47 Watts Drive
Varsity Lakes, QLD, 4227

Postal address

PO Box 409
Varsity Lakes, QLD, 4227

(07) 5580 9111
(07) 5580 9700

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

(02) 6277 4056


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for McPherson, Queensland, 2010. Re-elected 2013, 2016, 2019 and 2022.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 4.3.2014 to 9.2.2015.
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 12.9.2023.
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.
  • Assistant Minister for Science from 21.9.2015 to 19.7.2016.
  • Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills from 19.7.2016 to 28.8.2018.
  • Minister for Industry, Science and Technology from 28.8.2018 to 30.3.2021.
  • Cabinet Minister from 28.8.2018 to 23.5.2022.
  • Minister for Home Affairs from 30.3.2021 to 23.5.2022.
Committee service
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Employment served from 25.10.2010 to 10.2.2015; Petitions served from 4.12.2013 to 10.2.2015
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works served from 25.10.2010 to 3.12.2013; Public Works served as Chair from 4.12.2013 to 23.12.2014; Public Works served from 24.12.2014 to 3.3.2015; Intelligence and Security served from 5.9.2022 to 22.6.2023; Public Works served from 22.6.2023 to present
Parliamentary party positions
  • Liberal Party of Australia. Served: 21.08.2010 to present
  • Shadow Minister for Home Affairs from 5.6.2022 to 18.4.2023.
  • Shadow Minister for Child Protection and the Prevention of Family Violence from 5.6.2022 to 18.4.2023.
  • Shadow Cabinet Minister from 5.6.2022 to 18.4.2023.
Party positions
  • Various positions including Liberal/LNP Party Unit Chair and Secretary.
  • Born: 23.8.1960, Brisbane, Australia
  • Gender: Female
  • Marital Status: Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BEng(Mech) (Queensland University of Technology).
  • CertMediation (Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia).
  • GradDipIndRel (Victoria University).
  • Small business owner.
  • Name: McPherson
  • Location: The Division of McPherson consists of part of the Gold Coast City Council.
  • Area: 229 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 113,951 (at 31.10.2020)
  • Industries: Tourism and associated industries and a variety of small industries.

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