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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 and 2016.

Committee Service

House of Representatives Standing: Environment from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16; Indigenous Affairs from 4.12.13 to 19.10.15; Privileges and Members' Interests from 4.12.13 to 9.5.16 and from 10.10.16.; Infrastructure and Communications from 26.3.14 to 13.10.15; Infrastructure, Transport and Cities from 10.11.15 to 9.5.16 and from 15.9.16; supplementary member Employment, Education and Training from 31.5.17 to 21.5.18, Employment, Education and Training from 21.5.18.

Joint Standing: Public Accounts and Audit from 18.3.14 to 9.5.16; Electoral Matters from 15.9.16.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools from 23.07.16.

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, 2009 and 2011.


Born 31.7.1973, Melbourne, Vic.


Qualifications and Occupation before entering Federal Parliament

BA(Hons), LLB(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: 110 570 (at 2.7.16).

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

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