Andrew Rohan

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Andrew Rohan
Member of the New South Wales Parliament
for Smithfield
Assumed office
26 March 2011
Preceded by Ninos Khoshaba
Majority 4.8 points (2011)
Personal details
Born 1948
Habbaniyah, Iraq
Nationality Australian
Political party Liberal Party of Australia
Spouse(s) Janet Rohan
Residence Bossley Park, New South Wales
Alma mater University of Baghdad
Occupation Politician
Profession Petroleum geologist
Ethnicity Assyrian
Website Parliamentary webpage

Andrew Baijan Rohan MP (born 1948 in Iraq), an Australian politician, is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing Smithfield for the Liberal Party of Australia since 2011.[1]

Early years and background[edit]

Born in Iraq, Rohan completed studies in petroleum geology at the University of Baghdad, graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Geology) in 1970 and a Master of Science (Petroleum Geology) in 1975. Migrating to Australia in 1979,[2] he initially worked as a petroleum geologist for Robertson Research before establishing his own printing business in 1995.[1][2]

Elected as an Councillor to Fairfield City Council in 2008, Rohan was President of the Smithfield branch, and Smithfield SEC of the Liberal Party between 2003 and 2011.[1]

Political career[edit]

At the 2011 state election Rohan was elected to the normally safe[3] Labor seat with a swing of 18.8 points and won the seat with 54.8 per cent of the two-party vote.[4] His main opponent was the then incumbent sitting member, Ninos Khoshaba, representing Labor. Since the seat was first created in 1988, Rohan's win was the first time the seats has been held by the Liberals.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Mr Andrew Rohan, BSc(Geology), MSc(Petroleum Geology) MP". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Meet Our First Liberal MP". Fairfield City Champion. Fairfax Media. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Liberals win Smithfield for first time". Fairfield Champion (Fairfax Media). 27 March 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ Green, Antony (4 April 2011). "Smithfield". NSW Votes 2011. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 

External links[edit]

Parliament of New South Wales
Preceded by
Ninos Khoshaba
Member for Smithfield