Daniel Andrews

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.


Daniel Andrews

Andrews in 2018
48th Premier of Victoria
Elections: 2014, 2018
Assumed office
4 December 2014
MonarchElizabeth II
GovernorAlex Chernov
Linda Dessau
DeputyJames Merlino
Preceded byDenis Napthine
Leader of the Labor Party in Victoria
Assumed office
3 December 2010
DeputyRob Hulls
James Merlino
Preceded byJohn Brumby
Leader of the Opposition in Victoria
In office
3 December 2010  4 December 2014
PremierTed Baillieu
Denis Napthine
DeputyRob Hulls
James Merlino
Preceded byTed Baillieu
Succeeded byMatthew Guy
Chair of the Crisis Council of Cabinet
Assumed office
3 April 2020
PremierHimself
Preceded byPosition established
Minister for Health
In office
3 August 2007  2 December 2010
PremierJohn Brumby
Preceded byBronwyn Pike
Succeeded byDavid Davis
Minister for Gaming
In office
1 December 2006  3 August 2007
PremierSteve Bracks
Preceded byJohn Pandazopoulos
Succeeded byTony Robinson
Minister for Consumer Affairs
In office
1 December 2006  3 August 2007
PremierSteve Bracks
Preceded byMarsha Thomson
Succeeded byTony Robinson
Member of the Legislative Assembly
for Mulgrave
Assumed office
20 November 2002
Preceded byDistrict created
Personal details
Born
Daniel Michael Andrews

(1972-07-06) 6 July 1972 (age 49)
Williamstown, Victoria, Australia
NationalityAustralian
Political partyLabor Party
Spouse(s)Catherine Andrews (m. 1998)
Children3
Alma materMonash University
Websitewww.danandrews.com.au

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.[1][2] Since 2020, he has received increased media commentary for his role in leading Victoria's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]