About Andrew

Andrew Giles is the Federal Member for Scullin in Victoria. Prior to being elected in 2013, Andrew was a principal lawyer at Slater & Gordon, practicing in employment law, where he helped people uphold their rights at work and resolve the issues they face in their workplace.

Andrew holds a degree in Arts and Law, having graduated from the University of Melbourne.

Andrew serves on a number of parliamentary committees: Public Accounts and Audit; Privileges; Environment; Infrastructure and Economics.

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.

Within the Parliamentary Labor Party, Andrew is the chair of the Education, Research, Science and Arts Committee, and a member of the Economics Committee. Reflecting his keen interest in urban development, he is the convenor of the Cities sub-committee.

A Labor member since he was 18, Andrew has dedicated his working life to the Labor values of helping out the most vulnerable in our society. He has assisted many community organisations and individuals in need, and works to advance human rights.

He is a strong believer in the value of community and a passionate advocate for Melbourne’s north.

Andrew is married to Dr Jillian Constable, and they are the proud parents of two young children – Daniel and Alice.