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Andrew Refshauge

Andrew John Refshauge (born 16 January 1949) was an Australian politician and Deputy Premier of New South Wales from 1995 to 2005.

Refshauge was born in Melbourne, the son of Major-General Sir William Refshauge (born 1913), who later became Commonwealth Director-General of Health. Andrew has a brother, Richard Refshauge, who is the present Director of Public Prosecutions for the ACT. Refshauge went on to study medicine and joined the Australian Labor Party. In 1983 he was elected to the New South Wales Legislative Assembly as the member for Marrickville. He served in a variety of portfolios, as well as rising to be the leader of the left faction of the party and deputy premier of the state. He resigned in August 2005, soon after the retirement of the premier, Bob Carr.

Parliamentary Roles

  • Member of the NSW Legislative Assembly 22 October 1983 10 August 2005
  • Member for Marrickville 22 October 1983 10 August 2005
  • Minister for Health 4 April 1995 8 April 1999
  • Deputy Premier 4 April 1995 3 August 2005
  • Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 4 April 1995 3 August 2005
  • Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning 8 April 1999 21 November 2001
  • Minister for Housing 8 April 1999 2 April 2003
  • Minister for Planning 21 November 2001 2 April 2003
  • Minister for Education and Training 2 April 2003 21 January 2005
  • Minister for State Development 21 January 2005 3 August 2005
  • Treasurer 21 January 2005 3 August 2005
  • Legislative Assembly rep. on the Senate of the University of Sydney 30 April 1987 22 February 1988
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition 11 April 1988 4 April 1995
  • Member, Public Accounts Committee (PAC) 20 February 1985 22 February 1988
  • Vice-Chairman of Committee 1986-1988.
  • Member, Standing Orders and Procedure Committee 27 April 1988 3 March 1995
  • Member, Select Committee upon the Port Macquarie Base Hospital Project 1 May 1992 1 March 1994

Public Roles

  • Member of the Aboriginal Affairs Policy Committee 1981-1986
  • Delegate to State Conference 1984-2005
  • Founding Member and Past President of Doctors' Reform Society.
  • Executive Committee Member of the H.V. Evatt Memorial Foundation. Board Member Mandela Foundation
  • Fellow of the Senate of the University of Sydney 1983-1986.

Qualifications

  • Medical Practitioner
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Previously senior medical officer Aboriginal Medical Service, Redfern.

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