Biography

Andrew Hastie was first elected to the House of Representatives at the 2015 by-election for the Division of Canning, Western Australia.

Prior to entering Parliament, Andrew studied Philosophy and History at the University of New South Wales.

In 2003 he joined the Australian Defence Force, attending the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and Royal Military College Duntroon. Andrew served in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment before being selected to the Special Air Services Regiment (SASR). Andrew has served in Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, Afghanistan, the Asia Pacific and the Middle East while working closely with Special Operations Forces from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.

In 2017 Andrew was appointed Chair of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Intelligence and Security. He is also a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, among his other duties. 

Andrew is a strong advocate for the protection of Australian values and the Western liberal democratic tradition.