Bartlett's Blog

Andrew Bartlett has been active in politics for over 20 years, including as a Queensland Senator from 1997-2008. This blog started in 2004 and reflects his own views, independent of any political party or organisation.


Andrew Bartlett represented Queensland as a Senator in the Australian Parliament from 1997 to 30 June 2008. In August 2004, he became the first federal politician in Australia to establish a genuine blog, in an effort to demystify and de-hype some of the political debates and processes, and to explore ways to engage more openly and directly with the wider community about such issues. Even though Andrew is no longer in Parliament, the blog continues to explore political, social and cultural issues.

Andrew has lived his whole life (so far) in Brisbane. He is active in a wide range of interests in policy, politics, media and music.

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