Andrew Fraser (Queensland politician)
|32nd Deputy Premier of Queensland|
16 September 2011 – 26 March 2012
|Preceded by||Paul Lucas|
|Succeeded by||Jeff Seeney|
|47th Treasurer of Queensland|
13 September 2007 – 26 March 2012
|Preceded by||Anna Bligh|
|Succeeded by||Tim Nicholls|
|Minister for State Development and Trade of Queensland|
21 February 2011 – 26 March 2012
|Preceded by||Stephen Robertson|
|Succeeded by||Jeff Seeney (State Development)|
Tim Nicholls (Trade)
|Minister for Local Government, Planning and Sport of Queensland|
13 September 2006 – 13 September 2007
|Succeeded by||Paul Lucas (Local Government)|
|Deputy Leader of the Labor Party in Queensland|
16 September 2011 – 28 March 2012
|Preceded by||Paul Lucas|
|Succeeded by||Tim Mulherin|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament|
for Mount Coot-tha
7 February 2004 – 24 March 2012
|Preceded by||Wendy Edmond|
|Succeeded by||Saxon Rice|
|Born||15 September 1976|
Proserpine, Queensland, Australia
|Children||Angus and Eleanor|
|Alma mater||Griffith University|
Andrew Peter Fraser (born 15 September 1976) is an Australian politician. He was first elected into the Legislative Assembly of Queensland on 7 February 2004. He was the Deputy Premier of Queensland, Treasurer and Minister for State Development and Trade of the Queensland Government. On 24 March 2012, Andrew Fraser lost his seat to the LNP candidate Saxon Rice.
Growing up in Proserpine, Queensland, Fraser moved to Brisbane after winning a scholarship to Griffith University. He undertook a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce at Griffith, obtaining first class honours and was winner of the University Medal. As a student, Fraser lived predominantly in the Brisbane suburb of Paddington; he then moved to Bardon where he now lives with his wife Therese, and son and daughter, Angus and Eleanor.
On 7 February 2004, Fraser was elected as the State Member for Mount Coot-tha and was subsequently re-elected in 2006. After the 2006 election, Fraser was appointed to the position of Local Government Minister, where he oversaw controversial council amalgamations in Queensland.
On 13 September 2007, Peter Beattie resigned as Premier of Queensland; that day, then Treasurer, Anna Bligh, was appointed as the new Premier, and Fraser was appointed Treasurer. At a subsequent media conference, Fraser stumbled by saying that he hoped to be a "future-focused Premier", but quickly corrected himself. Furthermore, on 26 March 2009, he was given an additional portfolio and appointed the Minister for Employment and Economic Development on top of already being State Treasurer.
Appointed at the age of 30, Fraser was the second-youngest Treasurer in the state's history. In 2011, Fraser became Deputy Premier of Queensland after the resignation of Paul Lucas from the position.
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