National Conference on Reconciliation, Multiculturalism,Immigration and Human Rights

Senator Andrew Bartlett
Australian Democrats

Senator for Queensland

Animal Welfare
Electoral Matters
Gay & Lesbian Issues
Immigration and Multicultural Affairs
Income Support
Veterans Affairs
Welfare and Community Housing

Andrew Bartlett has lived in Brisbane since he was born in 1964. He lives in the Brisbane suburb of Windsor with wife Julie - and their Rottweiler.

He attended St Columban's College, at Albion. In those days, when he was capable of physical exertion, he represented Queensland in Rugby Union at under 16 level, being part of the national championship winning team.

He achieved his tertiary qualifications in social work at the University of Queensland, where he also completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in English and Sociology.

Andrew worked as a social worker with the Department of Social Security and spent many years working with community radio station 4ZZZ-FM in roles including announcer and finance coordinator.

He joined the staff of Cheryl Kernot following her election to the Senate in July 1990 and worked for her for the next three years, before joining the staff of Democrats' Senator John Woodley as an adviser and researcher after Senator Woodley's election in 1993.

When Kernot resigned in 1997, Andrew, who had been preselected by the party's members as next in line on the Senate ticket, was appointed as a Senator for Queensland.

Andrew has a strong interest in environmental, social justice, and animal welfare issues.

Information courtesy of Australian Democrats website

University of Technology, Sydney, 1-2 December 2000

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