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LAMING, Andrew CharlesBiography for LAMING, Andrew Charles

Member for Bowman (Qld)

Liberal Party of Australia

Parliamentary Service

Elected to the House of Representatives for Bowman, Queensland, 2004.. Re-elected 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016.

Parliamentary Appointments

Government Representative, Australian National Commission for UNESCO from 2005

Committee Service

Joint Statutory: Public Accounts and Audit from 01.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Human Rights from 04.12.2013 to 25.09.2014; Public Accounts and Audit from 14.09.2016.

Joint Standing: Treaties from 14.02.2007 to 17.10.2007; Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade from 06.02.2018.

Joint Select: Australia Fund Establishment from 25.09.2014 to 25.06.2015 (Chair from 14.11.2014 to 25.06.2015).

House of Representatives Standing: Communications, Information Technology and the Arts from 01.12.2004 to 17.10.2007; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs from 28.02.2006 to 19.07.2010; Employment and Workplace Relations from 11.03.2008 to 10.11.2008; Health from 04.12.2013 to 09.05.2016; Indigenous Affairs from 25.09.2014 to 09.05.2016; Education and Employment from 13.10.2015 to 09.05.2016 (Chair from 13.10.2015 to 09.05.2016); Employment, Education and Training from 14.09.2016 (Chair from 19.10.2016); Health, Aged Care and Sport from 14.09.2016.

Parliamentary Party Positions

Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Health Services and Indigenous Health from 14.9.10 to 18.9.13

Party Positions

Member, Liberal Party Kawana Branch 1993-2001

Member, Liberal Party Wynnum Manly Branch 2001-03

Member, Liberal Party Cleveland Branch from 2003


Born 30.09.1966, Hobart, Australia.

Qualifications and Occupations before entering Federal Parliament

M.B.B.S (Qld)

DRCOG (London)


M.PA (Harvard)

M.Phil (Syd.)


Fitness Cert IV (TAFE Mooloolaba)

Medical practitioner 1990-91

Landmine clearer, rigger and gymnasium manager 1992

Medical practitioner 1993

Aboriginal health researcher 1995

Ophthalmology registrar 1996-98

Senior ophthalmology registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Friends In Deed Organisation (FIDO) 1999

World Bank consultant and travel writer 2000

Health planning specialist 2001

Ministerial adviser 2002

Management consultant 2003


Lets go - Turkey (contribution, ed. ES Daniel and SK Quinlan), St Martins Press, New York: 2000

Founding editor, Kennedy School Review, Harvard University, 2000

Military Service

University of Queensland Regiment 1984-86


Description: Outer Metropolitan

Location: south-east Brisbane; it includes the suburbs of Alexandra Hills, Birkdale, Capalaba, Cleveland, Mount Cotton, Ormiston, Redland Bay, Sheldon, Thorneside, Thornlands, Victoria Point and Wellington Point. It also includes the islands of Coochiemudlo, Lamb, Karragara, Macleay, Russell and North Stradbroke.

Area: 537 Sq km

Electors enrolled: 103446 (at 02.07.2016)

Industries: farming, retail, light industry and tourism.