Andrew Powell (politician)
Andrew Cary Powell (born 15 May 1973) is an Australian politician. He was first elected for the seat of Glass House to the Queensland Parliament for the Liberal National Party of Queensland at the 2009 Queensland election.
|Shadow Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning|
|Assumed office |
15 December 2017
|Preceded by||Deb Frecklington (State Development and Infrastructure)|
Ian Walker (Planning)
|Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads, Shadow Minister for Local Government|
6 May 2016 – 15 December 2017
|Preceded by||Scott Emerson (Transport)|
Fiona Simpson (Main Roads and Local Government)
|Succeeded by||Steve Minnikin (Transport and Main Roads)|
Ann Leahy (Local Government)
|Shadow Minister for Energy and Water Supply|
14 February 2015 – 6 May 2016
|Preceded by||Curtis Pitt|
|Succeeded by||Michael Hart|
|Minister for the Environment and Heritage Protection of Queensland|
3 April 2012 – 14 February 2015
|Preceded by||Vicky Darling (Environment)|
|Succeeded by||Steven Miles|
|Member of the Queensland Parliament|
for Glass House
|Assumed office |
21 March 2009
|Preceded by||Carolyn Male|
|Born||15 May 1973|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Political party||Liberal National Party|
|Alma mater||University of Queensland|
Powell was born in Melbourne, but moved to Sydney while in primary school and later to Queensland. He received a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland in 1995, and a Certificate III in Public Administration from the Department of Defence in 1996. He became a public servant with the Commonwealth Department of Defence (1996–2000) before spending a year as a short-term missionary in Fiji and New Zealand. When he returned, he re-entered the public service in the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet (2001–04) and then Child Safety (2005–09). In the 2009 Queensland state election, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Queensland for the seat of Glass House, representing the Liberal National Party.
After retaining his seat with an increased majority at the 2012 Queensland state election, Powell was sworn in as Minister for the Environment and Heritage Protection in the Newman ministry on 3 April 2012.
In 2014 as the environment minister, he advised Australians to boycott the American ice-cream company Ben & Jerry's, saying they had damaged the reputation of the Great Barrier Reef and jeopardised jobs and tourism dollars.
- "Andrew Cary Powell". Archived from the original on 2 June 2009. Retrieved 31 May 2009.
- "Premier announces new Ministry". Department of Premier and Cabinet. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012.
- "Ben and Jerry's ice cream hurting reef: Qld govt". 29 April 2014. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
|Parliament of Queensland|
| Member for Glass House