Andrew Fraser (Queensland politician)

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Andrew Fraser
Queensland Treasurer Andrew Fraser.jpg
32nd Deputy Premier of Queensland
In office
16 September 2011 – 26 March 2012
PremierAnna Bligh
Preceded byPaul Lucas
Succeeded byJeff Seeney
47th Treasurer of Queensland
In office
13 September 2007 – 26 March 2012
PremierAnna Bligh
Preceded byAnna Bligh
Succeeded byTim Nicholls
Minister for State Development and Trade of Queensland
In office
21 February 2011 – 26 March 2012
PremierAnna Bligh
Preceded byStephen Robertson
Succeeded byJeff Seeney (State Development)
Tim Nicholls (Trade)
Minister for Local Government, Planning and Sport of Queensland
In office
13 September 2006 – 13 September 2007
PremierPeter Beattie
Succeeded byPaul Lucas (Local Government)
Deputy Leader of the Labor Party in Queensland
In office
16 September 2011 – 28 March 2012
LeaderAnna Bligh
Preceded byPaul Lucas
Succeeded byTim Mulherin
Member of the Queensland Parliament
for Mount Coot-tha
In office
7 February 2004 – 24 March 2012
Preceded byWendy Edmond
Succeeded bySaxon Rice
Personal details
Born (1976-09-15) 15 September 1976 (age 42)
Proserpine, Queensland, Australia
Political partyLabor
Spouse(s)Therese
ChildrenAngus and Eleanor
Alma materGriffith University

Andrew Peter Fraser (born 15 September 1976) 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.[1] On 24 March 2012, Andrew Fraser lost his seat to the LNP candidate Saxon Rice.

Early life[edit]

Growing up in Proserpine, Queensland, Fraser moved to Brisbane after winning a scholarship to Griffith University.[2] He undertook a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce at Griffith, obtaining first class honours and was winner of the University Medal.[3] 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.[4]

Political career[edit]

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.[5] 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.[1]

On 21 February 2011, Premier Anna Bligh announced a machinery of government change and appointed Fraser as Treasurer and Minister for State Development and Trade.[6]

Appointed at the age of 30, Andrew 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.[7]

In the state election of 24 March 2012, Andrew Fraser lost his seat to the LNP candidate Saxon Rice.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Member Profile for the Queensland Legislative Assembly: Andrew Fraser MP". Queensland Parliamentary Service. Archived from the original on 23 July 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  2. ^ "Meet Andrew Fraser". Archived from the original on 4 September 2010. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  3. ^ Taylor, Fiona (14 September 2007). "Griffith alumnus appointed as Treasurer". Griffith News. Griffith University. Archived from the original on 4 September 2008. Retrieved 16 September 2007.
  4. ^ "Andrew Fraser - State Member for Mount Coot-tha". Queensland Labor Party. Archived from the original on 19 February 2011. Retrieved 18 July 2010.
  5. ^ PM - Bligh begins as Qld Premier
  6. ^ "Administrative Arrangements (No. 1) 2011 - Premier of Queensland" (PDF). Department of the Premier and Cabinet. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 March 2011. Retrieved 13 March 2011.
  7. ^ Andrew Fraser elected Qld's deputy premier Archived 16 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine., SBS News, 16 September 2011.
Political offices
Preceded by
Paul Lucas
Deputy Premier of Queensland
2011 – 2012
Succeeded by
Jeff Seeney
Preceded by
Anna Bligh
Treasurer of Queensland
2007 – 2012
Succeeded by
Tim Nicholls
Preceded by
Desley Boyle
Minister for Local Government and Planning
2006 – 2007
Succeeded by
Warren Pitt
as Minister for Local Government
Succeeded by
Paul Lucas
as Minister for Planning
Preceded by
Terry Mackenroth
Minister for Sport
2006 – 2007
Portfolio abolished
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Wendy Edmond
Member for Mount Coot-tha
2004 – 2012
Succeeded by
Saxon Rice