New Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel

The Hon Andrew Gee MP was sworn in as the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel on 2 July 2021.

Minister Gee has held previous roles as the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister from 25 January 2019 to 6 February 2020, and Minister for Decentralisation and Education and Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment from 6 February 2020 to 2 July 2021.

Minister Gee is the Member for Calare in New South Wales and was first elected to Federal Parliament in 2016 and re-elected in 2019. The seat encompasses a region of nearly 33,000 square kilometres west of the Blue Mountains in NSW, including the key regional centres of Bathurst and Orange.

Prior to entering federal Parliament, Mr Gee was a Member of the NSW Parliament.

Minister Gee is also the father of a young family. He studied economics and law at Sydney University and practised as a barrister in the fields of civil litigation and family law.

On behalf of the veteran community, we would like to welcome Minister Gee to the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio, and look forward to working with him to serve veterans and their families. We also acknowledge the former Minister, the Hon Darren Chester MP, for his service to the veteran community over the past 3 years.

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