Stephen Andrew

Stephen Seymour James Andrew (born 9 December 1968) is an Australian politician. He has been the One Nation member for Mirani in the Queensland Legislative Assembly since 2017.[1]

Stephen Andrew

Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Mirani
Assumed office
25 November 2017
Preceded byJim Pearce
Personal details
Born (1968-12-09) 9 December 1968
Mackay, Queensland
Political partyPauline Hanson's One Nation

Andrew describes himself as a "fourth-generation South Sea Islander", and is the first South Sea Islander to be elected to parliament.[2] His great-great-grandmother Lucy Querro of Ambae Island (now part of Vanuatu) was one of the Pacific Islander workers who came to Queensland to work in the sugarcane fields or in domestic service; Andrew claims he was "blackbirded". In July 2019 Andrew became a Vanuatu tribal chieftain, Chief Moli Duru Ambrae, following ceremonies held on Ambae Island.[3]

Before entering parliament he worked as a firearms dealer and pest controller.[4] Despite being the only One Nation MP in the Parliament, Andrew was not the state leader of the party; rather, ousted MP Steve Dickson was[5] until his resignation[6]. The position is currently vacant.

References

  1. Green, Antony. "Mirani". Queensland Election 2017. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Archived from the original on 9 March 2018.
  2. Moore, Tony (27 November 2017). "One Nation wins central Queensland seat of Mirani". Brisbane Times. Archived from the original on 27 February 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. Madigan, Michael (8 August 2019). "Chief Moi a reminder of our shameful past". The Courier-Mail. p. 26.
  4. "Gun dealer may lead One Nation in Qld - news.com.au — Australia's #1 news site". www.news.com.au. Archived from the original on 1 January 2018. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  5. "LNP chooses first female party leader Deb Frecklington to take on Premier Palaszczuk". ABC News. 12 December 2017.
  6. "One Nation's Steve Dickson resigns over strip club footage". SBS News. Retrieved 14 June 2019.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Jim Pearce
Member for Mirani
2017–present
Incumbent


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