Hon Kevin Andrews MP

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Member for Menzies, Victoria

Positions
Chair of Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System
Chair of Joint Standing Committee on the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Party
Liberal Party of Australia
Chamber
House of Representatives

Seating Plan

Seating map

Electorate Office

(Principal Office)

1st Floor 651-653 Doncaster Road
Doncaster, VIC, 3108

Postal address

PO Box 124
Doncaster, VIC, 3108

Telephone:
(03) 9848 9900
Fax:
(03) 9848 2741

Parliament Office

PO Box 6022
House of Representatives
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Telephone:
(02) 6277 4023
Fax:
(02) 6277 4074

Biography

Parliamentary service
  • Elected to the House of Representatives for Menzies, Victoria at by-election 1991, vice Hon. N Brown, QC (resigned). Re-elected 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019.
Parliamentary positions
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 4.3.1998 to 8.10.2001.
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 18.2.2008 to 23.2.2010.
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 5.2.2018 to 11.4.2019.
  • Member of the Speaker's Panel from 2.7.2019.
Ministerial appointments
  • Minister for Ageing from 26.11.2001 to 7.10.2003.
  • Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations from 7.10.2003 to 30.1.2007.
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service from 7.10.2003 to 30.1.2007.
  • Cabinet Minister from 7.10.2003 to 3.12.2007.
  • Minister for Immigration and Citizenship from 30.1.2007 to 3.12.2007.
  • Minister for Social Services from 18.9.2013 to 23.12.2014.
  • Cabinet Minister from 18.9.2013 to 21.9.2015.
  • Minister for Defence from 23.12.2014 to 21.9.2015.
Committee service
  • Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 8.12.1998 to 11.2.2002.
  • Joint Standing: Treaties from 11.3.2008 to 10.11.2008; Migration from 22.10.2015 to 9.5.2016; National Disability Insurance Scheme from 5.9.2016 (Chair from 5.9.2016); Broadcasting of Parliamentary Proceedings from 14.9.2016 to 1.7.2019; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 14.9.2016.
  • Joint Select: Certain Family Law Issues from 26.5.1993 to 28.11.1995; Intelligence Services from 28.6.2001 to 27.8.2001; Australia's Family Law System from 14.10.2019 (Chair from 24.10.2019).
  • House of Representatives Standing: Long Term Strategies from 21.6.1991 to 8.2.1993; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.12.1991 to 8.2.1993; Privileges from 25.6.1992 to 8.10.2001; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 30.5.1996 to 8.10.2001 (Chair from 30.5.1996 to 8.10.2001); Members' Interests from 14.10.1996 to 8.10.2001; Family and Community Affairs from 8.12.1998 to 8.10.2001; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 11.3.2008 to 3.2.2010; Health and Ageing from 11.3.2008 to 10.11.2008; Economics from 10.11.2008 to 3.2.2010; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Privileges and Members' Interests from 14.9.2016; Appropriations and Administration from 4.7.2019.
  • House of Representatives Select: Intergenerational Welfare Dependence from 28.6.2018 to 2.4.2019.
Parliamentary party positions
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 7.8.1992 to 7.4.1993.
  • Shadow Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training from 7.4.1993 to 26.5.1994.
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 26.5.1994 to 11.3.1996.
  • Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services from 8.12.2009 to 18.9.2013.
Party positions
  • Chairman of the Coalition's Federalism Taskforce from 6.4.2008 to 16.9.2008.
  • Chairman of the Coalition Policy Review Committee from 14.10.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Chairman of the Coalition Policy Coordination Committee from 14.10.2008 to 8.12.2009.
  • Deputy Chairman of the Coalition Policy Development Committee from 8.12.2009.
Personal
  • Born 9.11.1955, Sale, Australia
  • Married
Qualifications and occupation before entering Federal Parliament
  • BA (University of Melbourne).
  • LLM (Monash University).
  • LLB (University of Melbourne).
  • Research solicitor, Law Institute of Victoria 1980-81.
  • Co-ordinator, Continuing Legal Education, Law Institute of Victoria 1981-83.
  • Associate to the Hon. Sir James Gobbo, Supreme Court of Victoria 1983-85.
  • Barrister-at-law, Victoria 1985-91.
Electorate
  • Name: Menzies
  • Location: The Division of Menzies consists of: part of Manningham City Council, part of the Maroondah City Council, and part of the Nillumbik City Council.
  • Area: 184 Sq km
  • Electors enrolled: 107,801 (at 7.6.2019)
  • Industries: Retail, healthcare, education and training, manufacturing and various light industries.
Publications
  • Rights and Freedoms in Australia (chapter, ed. J Wallace and T Pagone), Federation Press, Sydney: 1990.
  • Trends in Biomedical Regulation (chapter, ed. H Caton), Butterworths, Sydney: 1990.
  • Issues in Biomedical Ethics (chapter, ed. Dr CJ Vas and EJ de Souza), Macmillan, Delhi: 1990.
  • The Heart of Liberalism: the Albury Papers (co-editor with K Aldred and P Filing), The editors, Mitcham, Vic: 1994.
  • Changing Australia: social, cultural and economic trends shaping the nation (co-author with M Curtis), Federation Press, Sydney: 1998.
  • Maybe 'I do': modern marriage and the pursuit of happiness, Connor Court, Ballan, Vic.: 2012.
  • Joseph Lyons and the management of adversity, Connor Court, Redlands Bay, Qld.: 2016.
  • One People One Destiny: a work in progress, Threshold Publishing, Melbourne, Vic.: 2017.
  • Great Rivalries: cycling and the story of Italy, Connor Court, Redlands Bay, Qld.: 2019.