Andrew is committed to the Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay regions because, let’s face it, it’s the best place in Queensland to live and work. And Andrew is determined, with your help, to keep it that way. It’s why he lives here, in Palmwoods, with his wife Taryn and their five children and why he’s worked hard over the past eleven years as your member of parliament delivering for our amazing communities.
Andrew was born in Melbourne and spent his childhood moving between Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney until his family finally settled in Burpengary. He completed secondary school at Redcliffe and gained degrees in Science and Arts at the University of Queensland.
He kicked off his career with the Defence Department in Canberra and, after a short time working overseas, returned to Queensland where he worked for the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Department of Child Safety. An increasing frustration with how our taxes were being spent, how government policy was being developed and delivered, and a sense that the Glass House electorate was missing out drove him to have a go at politics.
Andrew has had some fantastic roles since including a term as Minister for Environment, Shadow Minister for Transport, Main Roads and Local Government and Shadow Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, but nothing beats being the Member for Glass House. Together with the community Andrew has delivered improvements such as:
But the job’s not done and Andrew’s as keen as ever to keep on delivering for our communities in the great Glass House electorate.
Being a member of Parliament is an extraordinary privilege. I have never forgotten that, I never take it for granted and will continue to serve you to the best of my ability.