Andrew Giles

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Andrew Giles
Andrew Giles.jpg
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

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.


Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Harry Jenkins
Member for Scullin