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Mr Andrew Laming MP

Mr Andrew Laming MP

Former Member

Liberal National Party of Queensland
House of Representatives


Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Bowman, Queensland, 2004. Re-elected 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.
Parliamentary appointments
  • Member of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO from 2005.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Human Rights from 4.12.2013 to 25.9.2014; Public Accounts and Audit from 14.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity from 4.7.2019.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 14.2.2007 to 17.10.2007; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 6.2.2018 to 1.7.2019.
  • Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment from 25.9.2014 to 25.6.2015 (Chair from 14.11.2014 to 25.6.2015).
  • House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs before 4.5.1992) from 28.2.2006 to 19.7.2010; Employment and Workplace Relations from 11.3.2008 to 10.11.2008; Health from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Indigenous Affairs from 25.9.2014 to 9.5.2016; Education and Employment from 13.10.2015 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 13.10.2015 to 9.5.2016); Employment, Education and Training from 14.9.2016 (Chair from 19.10.2016); Health, Aged Care and Sport from 14.9.2016 to 11.4.2019; Economics from 4.7.2019; Social Policy and Legal Affairs from 4.7.2019.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health Services and Indigenous Health from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.
Party positions
  • Member of the Liberal Party Kawana Branch from 1993 to 2001.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Wynnum Manly Branch from 2001 to 2003.
  • Member of the Liberal Party Cleveland Branch from 2003.
  • Born 30.9.1966, Hobart, Australia
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • MBBS (University of Queensland).
  • DRCOG (Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists).
  • FRANZCO (Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists).
  • MPhil (University of Sydney).
  • MPA (Harvard University).
  • MPol&PubPol (Charles Darwin University).
  • CertIVFitness (TAFE Mooloolaba).
  • Medical practitioner from 1990 to 1991.
  • Landmine clearer, rigger and gymnasium manager, 1992.
  • Medical practitioner, 1993.
  • Aboriginal health researcher, 1995.
  • Ophthalmology registrar from 1996 to 1998.
  • Senior ophthalmology registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Friends In Deed Organisation (FIDO), 1999.
  • World Bank consultant and travel writer, 2000.
  • Health planning specialist, 2001.
  • Ministerial adviser, 2002.
  • Management consultant, 2003.
Military Service
  • University of Queensland Regiment 1984-86.
  • Name: Bowman
  • Location: The Division of Bowman consists of: part of the Redland City Council, and part of the Brisbane City Council.
  • Area: 536 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 109,425 (at 10.6.2019)
  • Industries: Farming, retail and industrial activities. Tourism on the islands and a winery at Mount Cotton.
  • Lets go - Turkey (contribution, ed. ES Daniel and SK Quinlan), St Martins Press, New York, 2000.
  • Founding editor, Kennedy School Review, Harvard University, 2000.

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