Andrew Nikolic AM, CSC, MP
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Federal Member for Bass
After migrating to Australia when he was four years old, Andrew enlisted in the Australian Army when he was 17. Andrew and his wife Christine have three adult children, and despite a busy military career, they have owned a home in Launceston for most of their married life and remained involved in the community. Andrew is a member of the Riverside Lions Club, the RSL and Launceston Bowls Club.
Andrew left the Department of Defence in July 2011, having served for 33 years as a soldier, officer and senior public servant, and achieving the rank of Brigadier in the Army. Andrew’s military career included postings in peace and war to Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Israel, South Lebanon, Philippines, the United States, and many locations in Australia. He spent nine years in regular army infantry battalions, taught at the Royal Military College, and commanded the Parachute Training School and the Army Recruit Training Centre. Andrew also achieved a Bachelor of Arts and Social Science, and three Masters degrees in Management, International Relations, and Strategic Studies.
In 1987, Andrew was commended for bravery by the South Australian Commissioner of Police. Andrew was honoured to be awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross for exceptional leadership in 2002, and in 2010 was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for exceptional service on operations and in the field of international policy.
Because he understands the challenges facing families, as a part of Liberal team, Andrew wants to fight for reduced cost of living pressures, more support for small business and better services for the residents of Bass.
Andrew believes you should be judged on your actions and is known as someone who gets things done. He is proud to have served our nation and now wants to use his experiences to deliver real results for Northern Tasmania.