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Andrew Bartlett

Born (1964) and educated in Brisbane. Having worked as a Social Worker in the Department of Social Security and as an advisor to Cheryl Kernot (1990-1993) and Bill Woodley (1993-1997), Andrew was appointed to replace Senator Kernot when she resigned from the Australian Democrats in 1997.

He was elected Leader of the Democrats following the resignation of Natasha Stott Despoja in 2002. He is currently the Deputy Leader and Party Whip of the Australian Democrats.

Before entering politics, Andrew was selected in the Queensland under-16s Rugby Union team, and played in several Brisbane bands as a drummer, keyboard player and singer.

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

Author's website: Bartlett's Blog

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The Gillard and Hanson accord on 457 visas is a dangerous development
Society - 20/03/2013 - 14 comments
On the topic of 'giving preferences' ...
Domestic Politics - 18/08/2010 - 18 comments
Lacklustre electioneering
Domestic Politics - 27/07/2010
Inside the Indonesian 'solution'
Law & Liberties - 9/11/2009 - 7 comments
Cruel and ineffective or firm and fair?
Domestic Politics - 30/10/2009 - 58 comments
Changing Australia Day
Political Philosophy - 28/01/2009 - 107 comments
Human rights and China
January 2009 Feature - 13/01/2009
Relatively quiet reform
Law & Liberties - 27/08/2008 - 41 comments
Nuclear disarmament: Is Rudd serious?
International - 12/06/2008 - 7 comments
If the Olympics were being held in Zimbabwe ...
Law & Liberties - 25/03/2008 - 9 comments
Peter Andren dies
January 2008 Feature - 7/01/2008
Putting a stethoscope to the patient
October 2007 Feature - 16/10/2007 - 8 comments
An election is not a rubber stamp for three years of legislation
Domestic Politics - 10/09/2007 - 16 comments
An holistic approach to tackling housing affordability
Society - 23/08/2007 - 21 comments
We all want the same thing - an end to child abuse
Indigenous Affairs - 29/06/2007 - 33 comments
Australia’s oversized footprint
Environment - 22/06/2007 - 36 comments
Out of sight, out of mind?
Domestic Politics - 2/05/2007 - 16 comments
A refugee’s story
January 2007 Feature - 8/01/2007 - 44 comments
Hard choices on the future of the land
Environment - 6/11/2006 - 19 comments
The Democrats core values transcend individuals
Domestic Politics - 24/10/2006 - 28 comments
Breaking the disability deprivation cycle
Health - 6/10/2006 - 16 comments
Keeping the bastards honest
Domestic Politics - 31/08/2006 - 19 comments
A crisis in housing affordability
Domestic Politics - 28/08/2006 - 166 comments
Public interest versus political opportunism
May 2006 Feature - 8/05/2006 - 2 comments
Taking the sharp edge off our fears
Society - 27/01/2006 - 228 comments
An offence to democratic values
Law & Liberties - 1/11/2005 - 37 comments
How a little plagiarism is promoting honesty in Australian politics
Domestic Politics - 3/06/2004
Fair tax cuts would be for all, not just high-income earners
Domestic Politics - 7/05/2004 - 1 comment
New Zealand's humanity puts the Australian government to shame
Domestic Politics - 19/02/2004
Howard’s Senate reforms: another nail in the coffin of our democracy
Domestic Politics - 7/11/2003
Government-sponsored child abuse at the Nauru detention centres
Domestic Politics - 7/08/2003
Only a Royal Commission can reveal the full extent of child abuse
July 2003 Feature - 16/07/2003
Howard's Senate reform proposals are another grab for absolute power
Domestic Politics - 11/06/2003
Peter Hollingworth's response makes him unsuitable for Governor General
Domestic Politics - 14/05/2003
Sending troops into conflict must be a decision for Parliament, not the PM
Domestic Politics - 11/04/2003 - 1 comment
Treatment of refugees - an expensive farce
October 2001 Feature - 15/10/2001
Coalition plans to bulldoze the Senate
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