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Daniel Andrews

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Andrews in 2018
48th Premier of Victoria
Elections: 2014, 2018
Assumed office
4 December 2014
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor Alex Chernov
Linda Dessau
Deputy James Merlino
Preceded by Denis Napthine
Leader of the Labor Party in Victoria
Assumed office
3 December 2010
Deputy Rob Hulls
James Merlino
Preceded by John Brumby
Leader of the Opposition in Victoria
In office
3 December 2010 – 4 December 2014
Premier Ted Baillieu
Denis Napthine
Deputy Rob Hulls
James Merlino
Preceded by Ted Baillieu
Succeeded by Matthew Guy
Chair of the Crisis Council of Cabinet
Assumed office
3 April 2020
Premier Himself
Preceded by Position established
Minister for Health
In office
3 August 2007 – 2 December 2010
Premier John Brumby
Preceded by Bronwyn Pike
Succeeded by David Davis
Minister for Gaming
In office
1 December 2006 – 3 August 2007
Premier Steve Bracks
Preceded by John Pandazopoulos
Succeeded by Tony Robinson
Minister for Consumer Affairs
In office
1 December 2006 – 3 August 2007
Premier Steve Bracks
Preceded by Marsha Thomson
Succeeded by Tony Robinson
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Mulgrave
Assumed office
20 November 2002
Preceded by District created
Personal details
Born
Daniel Michael Andrews

6 July 1972 (1972-07-06) (age 49)
Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Labor Party
Spouse(s) Catherine Andrews (m. 1998)
Children 3
Alma mater Monash University

Daniel Michael Andrews (born 6 July 1972) is an Australian Labor Party politician who has been the 48th premier of Victoria since December 2014 and Leader of the Labor Party in Victoria since 2010.

Andrews initially worked as a research and political officer, before being elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly at the 2002 election for the seat of Mulgrave. He was later appointed to the Ministry by Premier Steve Bracks in 2006, before being promoted by Premier John Brumby in 2007. After the defeat of Brumby at the 2010 election by Ted Baillieu, Andrews was elected as the Leader of the Labor Party in Victoria, becoming Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Assembly.

In November 2014, Andrews led Labor to victory at the 2014 election; he was sworn-in as Premier of Victoria by Governor Alex Chernov on 4 December. He led Labor to a second victory at the 2018 election with an increased majority. Since 2020, he has received increased media commentary for his role in leading Victoria's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Personal life

Andrews married Catherine Kesik in 1998 and they now live in Mulgrave with their three children. Andrews is a practising Roman Catholic.

On the morning of 9 March 2021, Andrews slipped and fell on wet stairs while on holiday on the Mornington Peninsula. He was taken to hospital where he was placed under intensive care. He suffered several broken ribs and a broken vertebra from the fall, but did not have any head injuries. Deputy Premier James Merlino was the Acting Premier until Andrews returned on 28 June 2021.

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