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SOUTHCOTT, Dr Andrew JohnBiography for SOUTHCOTT, Dr Andrew John

Member for Boothby (SA)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Boothby, South Australia, 1996. Re-elected 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013. Retired prior to general elections 2016.

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Law Enforcement (formerly National Crime Authority from 15.6.1984 to 1.1.2003 and Australian Crime Commission from 1.1.2003 to 24.11.2010) from 14.5.1998 to 31.8.1998; Corporations and Securities from 8.12.1998 to 11.2.2002; Public Accounts and Audit from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016 (Chair from 9.12.2013 to 9.5.2016); Public Works from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016.

Joint Standing: National Capital and External Territories from 26.6.1996 to 31.8.1998; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 4.9.1997 to 11.2.2002; Treaties from 4.11.2003 to 17.10.2007 (Chair from 4.11.2003 to 17.10.2007); Migration from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 9.2.2006 to 17.10.2007.

House of Representatives Standing: Environment, Recreation and the Arts from 30.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Legal and Constitutional Affairs from 30.5.1996 to 31.8.1998; Financial Institutions and Public Administration from 12.12.1996 to 31.8.1998; Economics, Finance and Public Administration from 8.12.1998 to 31.8.2004; Privileges from 9.12.1998 to 6.2.2001 (Nominee of the Leader of the House from ); Ageing from 20.3.2002 to 4.11.2003 (Chair from 21.3.2002 to 4.11.2003); Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (Aboriginal Affairs before 4.5.1992) from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Education and Training (Education and Vocational Training from 1.12.2004 to 17.10.2007) from 11.3.2008 to 3.2.2010; Employment and Workplace Relations from 11.3.2008 to 10.2.2010; Health and Ageing from 3.2.2010 to 19.7.2010; Health from 4.12.2013 to 9.5.2016; Procedure from 13.10.2015 to 9.5.2016.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Minister for Employment Participation and Apprenticeships and Training from 6.12.2007 to 22.9.2008.

Shadow Minister for Employment Participation, Training and Sport from 22.9.2008 to 8.12.2009.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health Services, Health and Wellbeing from 8.12.2009 to 14.9.2010.

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Primary Healthcare from 14.9.2010 to 18.9.2013.

Party Positions

President of the Young Liberals Brighton-Glenelg Branch, 1989.

President of the Liberal Party Mitchell Branch from 1994 to 1995.

President of the Liberal Party Boothby Federal Electorate Committee, 1994.

Member of the Liberal Party State Council (SA), 1994.

Member of the Liberal Party State Council (SA) from 1996.


Born 15.10.1967, Adelaide, Australia


Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

MBBS (University of Adelaide).

MBA (University of Adelaide).

BEc (Flinders University).

Medical practitioner 1991-95.

Intern 1991.

Resident medical officer 1992-93.

Surgical registrar 1994-95.


Name: Boothby

Location: southern Adelaide; it includes the suburbs of Aberfoyle Park, Belair, Blackwood, Brighton, Daw Park, Eden Hills, Flagstaff Hill, Marion, Mitcham, Panorama, St Marys and Seacliff.

Area: 130 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 104,032 (at 7.9.2013)

Industries: major retailing, army camp and military barracks, tertiary education, several hospitals and various small industries.

Includes: Boothby includes the South Australian House of Assembly electorate of Waite, and parts of Ashford, Bright, Davenport, Elder, Fisher, Heysen, Mitchell and Morphett.