Former Senator Andrew Bartlett

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Former Senator

Party
Australian Greens
Chamber
Senate

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Chosen by the Parliament of Queensland on 30.10.1997 under section 15 of the Constitution to represent that State in the Senate, vice C Kernot (resigned). Elected to the Senate for Queensland 2001. Defeated at general elections 2007. Declared elected 10.11.2017 as a Senator for Queensland by the High Court of Australia, vice L Waters (disqualified under section 44 (i) of the Constitution). Resigned 27.8.2018.
Parliamentary positions
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 10.11.98 to 15.10.02
  • Temporary Chair of Committees from 12.2.08 to 30.6.08
Committee service
  • Senate Standing: Regulations and Ordinances from 25.11.1998 to 30.6.2008; Selection of Bills from 13.12.2004 to 30.6.2008; Appropriations and Staffing from 8.2.2005 to 30.6.2008; Procedure from 8.2.2005 to 30.6.2008.
  • Senate Select: A Certain Maritime Incident from 14.2.2002 to 23.10.2002; Ministerial Discretion in Migration Matters from 23.6.2003 to 31.3.2004; Lindeberg Grievance from 14.4.2004 to 16.11.2004; Scrafton Evidence from 18.11.2004 to 9.12.2004; Housing Affordability in Australia from 14.2.2008 to 30.6.2008.
  • Senate Legislative and General Purpose Standing: Environment, Recreation, Communications and the Arts: Legislation from 30.10.1997 to 2.3.1998; Community Affairs: References from 30.10.1997 to 11.2.2002; Community Affairs: Legislation from 2.3.1998 to 12.10.1999; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation from 30.9.1999 to 11.5.2004; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: Legislation from 8.2.2005 to 30.6.2005; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts: References from 23.6.2005 to 11.9.2006; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: Legislation from 23.6.2005 to 11.9.2006; Legal and Constitutional Affairs: References from 23.6.2005 to 11.9.2006; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.9.2006 to 30.6.2008; Environment, Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 11.9.2006 to 11.2.2008; Environment, Communications and the Arts from 13.2.2008 to 30.6.2008; Economics: References from 8.2.2018 (Substitute member from 8.2.2018).
  • Joint Standing: Migration from 30.10.1997 to 30.6.2008; Electoral Matters from 8.12.1998 to 9.3.2004; Treaties from 7.3.2000 to 18.11.2002; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 1.7.2002 to 18.11.2002; Treaties from 13.12.2002 to 30.6.2008; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 9.12.2005 to 30.6.2008; Australian Crime Commission from 9.11.2006 to 11.2.2008; Northern Australia from 7.2.2018.
Conferences, delegations and visits
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Indonesia, June 2005
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to Turkey and Ireland, October 2005
  • Member, Parliamentary Delegation to New Zealand, August 2006
Parliamentary party positions
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Social Security; Sport; Veterans' Affairs from 30.10.1997 to 12.12.1997.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Housing; Social Security; Veterans' Affairs; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Population; Gay and Lesbian Issues; Animal Welfare; Sport from 12.12.1997 to 1.1.1999.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Electoral Matters; Environment; Gay and Lesbian Issues; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Income Support; Veterans' Affairs; Welfare and Community Housing from 1.1.1999 to 11.10.1999.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Electoral Matters; Environment; Gay and Lesbian Issues; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Income Support; Veterans' Affairs; Welfare and Community Housing from 11.10.1999 to 14.2.2001.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Electoral Matters; Environment; Gay and Lesbian Issues; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Income Support; Veterans' Affairs; Welfare and Community Housing from 14.2.2001 to 14.4.2001.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Environment; Forestry and Conservation; Housing, Community and Welfare; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Social Security and Income Support; Trade; Veterans' Affairs from 14.4.2001 to 9.8.2001.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Environment; Forestry and Conservation; Housing, Community and Welfare; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Social Security and Income Support; Veterans' Affairs from 9.8.2001 to 1.7.2002.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Defence; Environment; Forestry and Conservation; Housing, Community and Welfare; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Territories and Pacific Affairs; Veterans' Affairs from 1.7.2002 to 21.8.2002.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Defence; Environment; Forestry and Conservation; Housing, Community and Welfare; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Sport; Territories and Pacific Affairs; Veterans' Affairs from 21.8.2002 to 24.10.2002.
  • Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Democrats from 5.10.2002 to 13.12.2004.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Children and Youth Affairs; Defence; Environment; Housing; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Treasury; Treaties; Veterans' Affairs from 24.10.2002 to 2.4.2004.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Children and Youth Affairs; Defence; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Treasury; Treaties from 2.4.2004 to 13.12.2004.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Children and Youth Affairs; Defence; Environment; Heritage; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Veterans' Affairs from 13.12.2004 to 14.3.2005.
  • Deputy Leader of the Federal Parliamentary Australian Democrats from 13.12.2004 to 30.6.2008.
  • Australian Democrats Whip in the Senate from 13.12.2004 to 30.6.2008.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Animal Welfare; Children and Youth Affairs; Defence; Environment; Heritage; Immigration and Multicultural Affairs; Veterans' Affairs and Agriculture from 14.3.2005 to 1.7.2005.
  • Australian Democrats Spokesperson on Environment and Animal Welfare; Family and Community Services; Immigration; Indigenous Affairs from 1.7.2005 to 30.6.2008.
Party positions
  • Secretary, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1990-93
  • Candidate at local, state and federal elections 1991
  • Candidate at local, state and federal elections 1992
  • Campaign Director, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1992-93
  • Editor, Australian Democrats National Journal 1994-97
  • Campaign Director, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1995-97
  • Deputy President, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1995
  • President, Australian Democrats (Qld) 1996-97
  • Candidate at local, state and federal elections 1996
  • National Campaign Director, Australian Democrats from 1998
  • Queensland delegate to Australian Greens National Council & Conference 2010-17
  • Candidate for seat of Brisbane (federal) 2010
  • Various roles on Queensland Greens election campaign committees 2010-16
  • Convenor, Queensland Greens 2011-14
  • Candidate for Brisbane Lord Mayor 2012
  • Treasurer, Queensland Greens 2014-15
  • Convenor, Queensland Greens 2016-17
Personal
  • Born 4.8.1964, Brisbane, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • Grad Dip Ed
  • Grad Cert Rel Ed (ACU)
  • B.A (Qld)
  • B.SocWk (Qld)
  • Community radio announcer and finance officer, 1985-86
  • Social worker 1989-90
  • Electorate officer to Senator C Kernot 1990-93
  • Electorate officer to Senator J Woodley 1993-97
  • Research Fellow, Migration Law Program, ANU 2008-17
  • Advocacy Officer, Ethnic Communities Council of Qld 2008-2010
  • Campaigns Manager, Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) 2010-2011
  • High School Teacher 2015
Publications
  • Representation and Institutional Change: 50 years of Proportional Representation in the Senate (ed. M Sawer and S Miskin), Dept of the Senate, Canberra: 1999