Andrew Giles

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Andrew Giles
MP
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Scullin
Assumed office
7 September 2013
Preceded by Harry Jenkins
Majority 14.4%
Personal details
Born (1973-07-31) 31 July 1973 (age 43)
Melbourne, Australia
Political party Australian Labor Party
Spouse(s) Dr Jillian Constable
Children 2
Alma mater University of Melbourne
Profession Lawyer
politician

Andrew James Giles (born 31 July 1973) is an Australian politician. He has been a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives since September 2013, representing the Division of Scullin, Victoria. Giles joined the ALP when he was eighteen, and – prior to his election to Parliament – worked as a principal lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Melbourne, practicing in employment law.[1]

Early Life and Education[edit]

Giles has a Bachelor of Arts and Laws from the University of Melbourne.

Before entering Parliament, Giles was a principal solicitor for Slater and Gordon and as a senior associate at Holding Redlich lawyers and consultants. [2] He acted as a solicitor for refugees stranded aboard the Tampa.[3]

Giles has worked as a senior advisor for the Bracks and Brumby Governments in Victoria.[4] He was secretary of the Socialist Left in Victoria.[5]

Parliamentary career[edit]

Giles is the head of Labor's cities taskforce and has engaged in an Australia-wide cities listening tour.[6]

He is co-chair of Parliamentary friends of Amnesty International, and the deputy chair of the Parliament's Northern Europe group of its IPU members.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He has two children and lives with his wife, Dr Jillian Constable.[8]

In the 1990s, Giles played guitar in an indie rock band called Ether, along with James Cecil, who went on to play in bands such as Architecture in Helsinki.

References[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Harry Jenkins
Member for Scullin
2013–present
Incumbent