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ANDREWS, the Hon. Kevin JamesBiography for ANDREWS, the Hon. Kevin James

Member for Menzies (Vic)

Liberal Party of Australia



Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Menzies, Victoria, at by-election 11.5.1991, vice the Hon. NA Brown, QC (resigned).

Re-elected 1993, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.


Parliamentary Positions

Member, Speaker's Panel from 4.3.98 to 8.10.01 and from 18.2.08 to 23.2.10.


Ministerial Appointments

Minister for Ageing from 26.11.01 to 7.10.03.

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations from 7.10.03 to 30.1.07.

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service from 7.10.03 to 30.1.07.

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship from 30.1.07 to 3.12.07.

Minister for Social Services from 18.9.13.


Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Long Term Strategies from 21.6.91 to 8.2.93; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 19.12.91 to 8.2.93 and from 30.5.96 (Chair from 30.5.96) to 8.10.01 and from 11.3.08 to 3.2.10; Privileges from 25.6.92 to 8.10.01; Members' Interests from 14.10.96 to 8.10.01; Family and Community Affairs from 8.12.98 to 8.10.01; Family, Community, Housing and Youth from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10; Health and Ageing from 11.3.08 to 10.11.08; Economics from 10.11.08 to 3.2.10; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 3.2.10 to 19.7.10.

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 8.12.98 to 11.2.02.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 11.3.08 to 10.11.08.

Joint Select: Certain Family Law Issues from 26.5.93 to 28.11.95; Intelligence Services from 28.6.01 to 27.8.01.


Conferences, Delegations and Visits

Deputy Leader, Parliamentary Delegation to USA and Canada, March-April 1995.

Parliamentary Delegate to the Australian Constitutional Convention, Canberra, February 1998.

Study tour, USA, July 1999; UK and Switzerland, November 1999.

Leader, Australian Political Exchange Council, UK, 2001.

Official visits to Spain and UK, April 2002; China, September 2002; France and UK, March-April 2005; Papua New Guinea and East Timor, April 2006; UK and Switzerland, June 2006.


Parliamentary Party Positions

Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from 7.8.92 to 7.4.93; Shadow Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training from 7.4.93 to 26.5.94; Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Leader of the Opposition from 26.5.94 to 11.3.96.

Member, Opposition Shadow Ministry from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13. Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services from 8.12.09 to 18.9.13.


Party Positions

Chairman, Coalition's Federalism Taskforce from 6.4.08 to 16.9.08.

Chairman, Coalition Policy Review Committee and Chairman, Coalition Policy Coordination Committee from 14.10.08 to 8.12.09.

Deputy Chairman, Coalition Policy Development Committee from 8.12.09.


Personal

Born 9.11.1955, Sale, Vic.

Married.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA, LLB (Melb), LLM (Monash).

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.


Publications

Rights and Freedoms in Australia (chapter, ed. J Wallace and T Pagone), Sydney: Federation Press, 1990.

Trends in Biomedical Regulation (chapter, ed. H Caton), Sydney: Butterworths, 1990.

Issues in Biomedical Ethics (chapter, ed. Dr CJ Vas and EJ de Souza), Delhi: Macmillan, 1990.

The Heart of Liberalism: the Albury Papers (co-editor with K Aldred and P Filing), Mitcham, Vic: The editors, 1994.

Changing Australia: social, cultural and economic trends shaping the nation (co-author with M Curtis), Sydney: Federation Press, 1998.


Electorate

Description: outer metropolitan.

Location: eastern Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Bulleen, Croydon Hills, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Park Orchards, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South, and parts of Croydon North, Ringwood North, Warranwood and Wonga Park.

Area: 125 sq km (approx.).

Electors enrolled: 98 647 (at 7.9.13).

Industries: retail and service industries.

State electorates: Menzies includes the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorate of Bulleen, and parts of Croydon, Evelyn, Ringwood and Warrandyte.