Hon Karen Andrews MP

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Member for McPherson, Queensland

Positions
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
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 7070
Fax:
(02) N/A

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for McPherson, Queensland, 2010.. Re-elected 2013, 2016.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member, Speaker's Panel from 4.3.14 to 9.2.15
Ministerial appointments
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science from 23.12.14 to 21.9.15
  • Assistant Minister for Science from 21.9.15 to 19.7.16
  • 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
  • Cabinet Minister from 28.8.2018
Committee service
  • Joint Standing: Public Works from 25.10.2010 to 03.03.2015 (Chair from 12.12.2013 to 03.03.2015).
  • House of Representatives Standing: Education and Employment from 25.10.2010 to 10.02.2015; Petitions from 04.12.2013 to 10.02.2015.
Party positions
  • Female Vice-President, Liberal Party Carlton Branch 1989
  • Secretary, LNP Women 2008
  • Campaign Secretary, Mermaid Beach LNP 2008
  • Secretary, LNP Mermaid Robina Branch 2008-09
  • Chair, McPherson Federal Divisional Council 2008-09
  • Secretary, Mermaid Beach State Electoral Council 2009
  • Vice-President, LNP Women 2009
Personal
  • Born 23.08.1960, Brisbane, Australia.
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • B.Eng (Mech)(Queensland University of Technology)
  • GradDip in Industrial Relations (Victoria University)
  • Certificate in Mediation, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia
  • Engineer 1983-88
  • Industrial advocate 1988-91
  • Human resources manager 1991-93
  • Manager, Health, Education and Community Services, Victorian Employers' Chamber of Commerce and Industry 1993-94
  • Assistant Director, Industrial Relations, Dept of Health and Community Services 1994-96
  • Industrial relations and human resources consultant 1996-2010
Electorate
  • Description: Provincial
  • Location: south-east Queensland, southern part of the Gold Coast and hinterland; it includes a major part of the tourist strip of the Gold Coast and includes the centres of Burleigh Heads, Clear Islands, Coolangatta, Currumbin, Currumbin Valley, Elanora, Merrimac, Mudgeeraba, Palm Beach, Robina, Tallebudgera Valley, Tugun and Varsity Lakes.
  • Area: 230 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 103761 (at 02.07.2016)
  • Industries: tourism, retail and service industries.
  • Electorate: McPherson includes the Queensland Legislative Assembly electorate of Currumbin, and parts of Burleigh, Mermaid Beach and Mudgeeraba.