Andrew James Giles was born on 31 July 1973 and is an Australian politician.
17 Facts About Andrew Giles
Andrew Giles has been a Labor member of the Australian House of Representatives since September 2013, representing the Division of Scullin, Victoria.
Andrew Giles is currently the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs.
Andrew Giles previously served as Shadow Assistant Minister for Schools between 2016 and 2019, and Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure from 2019 to 2022.
Andrew Giles previously served as one of the two federal parliamentary convenors of the Labor Left faction, along with Pat Conroy.
Andrew Giles's mother was born in the United Kingdom, making him a British citizen by descent; he renounced his dual citizenship before standing for parliament in 2013.
Andrew Giles has a Bachelor of Arts and Laws from the University of Melbourne.
Andrew Giles acted as a solicitor for refugees stranded aboard the MV Tampa.
Andrew Giles worked as a senior advisor for the Bracks and Brumby Governments in Victoria.
Andrew Giles was secretary of the Socialist Left in Victoria.
Andrew Giles was elected to parliament at the 2013 federal election, replacing the retiring Harry Jenkins in the Division of Scullin.
Andrew Giles immediately took up a position as Labor's cities taskforce and has engaged in an Australia-wide cities listening tour.
Andrew Giles is co-chair of Parliamentary friends of Amnesty International, and the deputy chair of the Parliament's Northern Europe group of its IPU members.
Andrew Giles's portfolios included: Multicultural Affairs, Cities and Urban Infrastructure.
Andrew Giles served as the Shadow Minister Assisting for Immigration and Citizenship.
Andrew Giles was responsible for Labor's 'reboot' with multicultural communities, including the establishment of a Multicultural Caucus Committee to inform future policy development.
Andrew Giles has two children and lives with his wife, Dr Jillian Constable.