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Andrew McNamara (centre), Hervey Bay Deputy Mayor Mick Kruger (left) and Queensland Deputy Premier Anna Bligh (right) at the Urangan Boat Harbour in May 2007
|Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Hervey Bay
17 February 2001 – 20 March 2009
|Preceded by||David Dalgleish|
|Succeeded by||Ted Sorensen|
|Born||Andrew Ian McNamara
19 August 1959
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Political party||Australian Labor Party|
|Alma mater||University of Queensland|
Andrew Ian McNamara (born 19 August 1959) is an Australian politician. He was a Labor member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland from 2001 to 2009, representing the district of Hervey Bay. He served as Minister for Sustainability, Climate Change and Innovation from 2007 to 2009, under the premiership of Anna Bligh. Currently, Mr McNamara is the CEO of the Chiropractors' Association of Australia.
McNamara was the Chair of the Queensland Government's Oil Vulnerability Taskforce. The Taskforce report, "Queensland's Vulnerability to Rising Oil Prices," also known as the McNamara Report was commissioned in 2005 and is the first of its kind to be commissioned by any government in the world. McNamara is also the Foundation Patron of the Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil (ASPO).
Andrew McNamara was a member of Australia's delegation to the Bali Climate Change Conference in December 2007. McNamara has also established a Climate Change Council with a number of prominent environmentalists and business leaders including Tim Flannery and Ian Lowe.
Seeking a fourth term, McNamara was defeated in the 2009 election by former Hervey Bay Mayor Ted Sorensen.
- First Speech in the Queensland Parliament, 3 April 2001
- Speech in Queensland Parliament on Peak Oil, 22 February 2005
- Speech in Queensland Parliament against Whaling, 6 February 2007
- Speech in Queensland Parliament against Whaling, 22 May 2007
- Speech in Queensland Parliament on Clean Coal Technology, 7 June 2007
- "Running On Empty". Sydney Morning Herald. 2 April 2005.
- "Australian Politician Goes on record about Peak Oil and Gas". Global Public Media. 22 February 2005.
- "New task force to tackle oil woes". ABC. 20 May 2005.
- "New Queensland Sustainability Minister on the future with less oil". Global Public Media. 19 September 2007.
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- Andrew McNamara interviews and speeches on Global Public Media
- Australian Association for the Study of Peak Oil
- Andrew McNamara personal home page
|Parliament of Queensland|
|Member for Hervey Bay