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GILES, AndrewBiography for GILES, Andrew

Member for Scullin (Vic)

Australian Labor Party

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Scullin, Victoria, 2013. Re-elected 2016.

Committee Service

Joint Standing: Public Accounts and Audit from 18.3.2014 to 9.5.2016; Electoral Matters from 15.9.2016.

House of Representatives Standing: Environment from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.2013 to 19.10.2015; Privileges and Members' Interests from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Infrastructure and Communications from 26.3.2014 to 13.10.2015; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 10.11.2015 to 9.5.2016; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 15.9.2016; Privileges and Members' Interests from 10.10.2016; Employment, Education and Training from 31.5.2017 to 21.5.2018 (Supplementary member from 14.6.2017 to 21.5.2018); Employment, Education and Training from 21.5.2018.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools from 23.7.2016.

Party Positions

Member, Australian Labor Party from 1992

Delegate, ALP State Conference (Vic.) from 1997

Member, ALP State Administrative Committee (Vic.) from 1999

Party Officer and Trustee, ALP (Vic.) from 2006

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2007

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2009

Delegate, ALP National Conference 2011


Born 31.7.1973, Melbourne, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

B.A (Hons)(Melb.)

LL.B (Hons)(Melb.)

Senior Associate, Holding Redlich lawyers and consultants

Chief of Staff and Senior Adviser to Ministers Jennings and D'Ambrosio in the Bracks and Brumby Victorian Governments

Electorate officer

Principal lawyer, Slater and Gordon 2012-13


Description: Outer Metropolitan

Location: north-eastern outskirts of Melbourne; it includes the suburbs of Diamond Creek, Epping, Lalor, Mill Park, Plenty, Watsonia North, Wattle Glen and Yarrambat, and parts of Bundoora, Greensborough, Hurstbridge, South Morang, Thomastown and Wollert.

Area: 169 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 110570 (at 2.7.2016)

Industries: manufacturing, light industrial, food processing, packaging and distribution, health and education.

Electorate: Scullin includes parts of the Victorian Legislative Assembly electorates of Bundoora, Eltham, Mill Park, Thomastown and Yan Yean.