Biography

After growing up in Maitland where his father was a local mayor, Andrew studied Economics and Law at Sydney University before he set up a business in Hong Kong with his brothers. He returned to Australia in 1999 and moved to Orange in 2005 with his wife Christina and their four children where he practised as a barrister in the fields of civil litigation and family law.

Andrew’s first foray into politics began in 2011 when he secured the NSW state seat of Orange for The Nationals, winning 74.2% of the two-party preferred vote. In 2015 he backed-up his 2011 result with an 8% increase in the primary vote - 66% - one of the strongest results in the state. The two-party preferred result was 71.7%.

In April 2016, Andrew was nominated and won pre-selection as The Nationals Federal candidate for the seat of Calare. Andrew went on to successfully hold the seat for the party and continues to be a strong voice for the communities of his Central West electorate.

Anthony Albanese has still not learnt the lessons of Labor’s policy failures and the need for a consistent approach on border protection.

Sep 04

Under the Morrison Government bulk billing is at a record high. Read more at: http://lbr.al/whf0

Sep 04

Did you know 28% of child sex offenders sentenced in Australia last year did not serve one day in jail? That’s just not OK, not even close and it has to change. These offenders are the lowest of the low and we’re going to ensure they go to jail with new mandatory sentencing laws. We owe it to our kids to protect them. What’s more, the most serious offenders could be jailed for life under our new laws we’re going to introduce to Parliament next week.

Sep 03

Today is Australian National Flag Day, marking the anniversary of the day our flag was first flown.

Sep 03