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Hon Karen Andrews MP

Hon Karen Andrews MP

Member for McPherson, Queensland

Positions
Minister for Home Affairs
Party
Liberal National Party of Queensland
Chamber
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

Telephone:
(07) 5580 9111
Fax:
(07) 5580 9700

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 7860
Fax:

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for McPherson, Queensland, 2010. Re-elected 2013, 2016 and 2019.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 4.3.2014 to 9.2.2015.
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.
  • Minister for Home Affairs from 30.3.2021.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Works from 25.10.2010 to 3.3.2015 (Chair from 12.12.2013 to 3.3.2015).
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Employment from 25.10.2010 to 10.2.2015; Petitions from 4.12.2013 to 10.2.2015.
Party positions
  • Various positions including Liberal/LNP Party Unit Chair and Secretary.
Personal
  • Born 23.8.1960, Brisbane, Australia
  • 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.
Electorate
  • 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.