Trevor Evans (politician)

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Trevor Evans

Trevor Evans MP (cropped).jpg
Evans in 2016
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Brisbane
Assumed office
2 July 2016 (2016-07-02)
Preceded byTeresa Gambaro
Personal details
Born
Trevor Mark Evans

(1981-08-28) 28 August 1981 (age 39)
Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLiberal National
Alma materUniversity of Queensland
ProfessionEconomist

Trevor Mark Evans (born 28 August 1981) is an Australian politician who has been a member of the House of Representatives since the 2016 federal election, representing the Division of Brisbane. He is a member of the Liberal National Party of Queensland, and sits with the Liberal Party in federal parliament.[1] In May 2019, Evans was appointed Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management in the Morrison Government.

Early life and education[edit]

Evans was born in Tweed Heads in New South Wales on the border with Queensland. He graduated with a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Queensland.

Professional career[edit]

Evans was an investigator with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission from 2004 to 2007, an economist with the Queensland Competition Authority from 2008 to 2009, the Chief of Staff to then Shadow Minister for Health Peter Dutton in 2010, and an economist with Seqwater from 2011 to 2012. Before his election in 2016, Evans was the Chief Executive Officer of the National Retail Association from 2012.

Parliamentary career[edit]

In 2016, Evans was preselected as the LNP candidate for Brisbane, replacing the retiring Teresa Gambaro. The contest for Brisbane in 2016 was the first time both major parties had put forward openly gay candidates in a single electorate: Evans and his Labor opponent, Pat O'Neill.[1]

Evans is currently a member of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training, the Standing Committee on Environment and Energy, and the Standing Committee on Economics.

Evans won re-election at the 2019 federal election. He was subsequently appointed Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management in the Second Morrison Ministry, under Environment Minister Sussan Ley.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Brisbane - Australia Votes". Election 2016. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. ^ Dennett, Hayley (26 May 2019). "New cabinet, machinery of government changes: Second Morrison Ministry". The Mandarin. Retrieved 26 May 2019.

External links[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Teresa Gambaro
Member for Brisbane
2016–present
Incumbent