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Andrews, Marie Therese (1940 - )

9 December 1940
Molong, New South Wales, Australia
Parliamentarian, Political candidate and Trade unionist


Marie Andrews has been a long-term unionist and Labor representative in the Legislative Assembly. She was successfully elected as a member for Peats in 1995, 1999 and 2003. She represented the electorate of Gosford from 2007 until the 2011 election, when she retired from Parliament.


Marie Andrews was educated at St Mary's College, Grafton, NSW. She became private secretary to the NSW branch secretary of the Australian Railways Union. She is a Life Member of the Australian Services Union (Clerical and Administrative Branch), and has represented the union at the NSW Labor Council, and the ACTU. In 1995 she was Deputy President of the NSW Clerical and Administrative Division of the ASU.

Elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1995, she was a member of the Parliamentary Library Committee, and the Joint Select Committees on Victim's Compensation 1999, and Threatened Species Conservation 1999. She was Deputy Chair of the Healthcare Complaints Commission, and a member of the Standing Committee for Public Works, and Joint Parliamentary Library Committee 1999-2003.

Marie Andrews joined the ALP in 1960 and has held a range of elected positions. She is a long standing Secretary of the ALP Aboriginal Affairs Policy Committee.

Sources used to compile this entry: (accessed 30 September 2004); Labor Times 1995 Election Issue.

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