Andrew Hastie

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Full Name Andrew Hastie
Age 38 Years Old
Nick Name Andrew Hastie
Gender Male
Famous As Politician
Birth Date September 30th, 1982
Birth Place Wangaratta, Victoria

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Andrew William Hastie is an Australian politician who serves as Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security and as the Federal MP for Canning, WA in the Australian House of Representatives. He was first elected in the 2015 Canning by-election and re-elected in 2016 and 2019.

China denounces Liberal MP Andrew Hastie's Nazi Germany analogy

China has said it “strongly deplores” comments by the Liberal MP Andrew Hastie comparing the west’s attitude to China to France’s inadequate defenses against Nazi Germany, accusing him of a “Cold War mentality and ideological bias”. On Thursday morning Labor branded Hastie’s intervention “extreme, overblown and unwelcome” and Scott Morrison attempted to distance himself from the backbencher’s remarks.

Hastie, who chairs the parliamentary joint committee on intelligence and security, accused China in an opinion piece for Nine newspapers of trying to supplant the US as the dominant power in the Indo-Pacific region. He argued that Australia needed to balance its security interests with the US and trade interests with China but suggested remaining “true to our democratic convictions” and “resetting the terms of engagement with China to preserve our sovereignty” as the most important goals of foreign policy.

Australia suffered from an “intellectual failure [that] makes us institutionally weak”, Hastie said, warning that its sovereignty and freedom would be diminished if it did not confront the challenge of a rising China.

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Early life of Andrew Hastie

Andrew Hastie was born on 30 September 1982 in Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia. later his parents moved to  Ashfield, NSW in 1987. He holds Australian nationality with white ethnicity. His father's name is Peter Hastie who is the Minister of Ashfield Presbyterian Church and his birth name is Andrew William Hastie. His mother's name is unknown. Regarding his education,  Hastie attended Ashbury Public School In 1993 until his age ten and then began studying at The Scots College in Sydney where he graduated in the year 2000. Hastie holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree (B.A., Hons.) in History, Politics, & Philosophy from the University of New South Wales in Sydney and UNSW Canberra at ADFA. After receiving his undergraduate degree in 2005, Hastie went on to officer training at Royal Military College, Duntroon in 2006 and Armoured Corps Officer training at Puckapunyal Military Area thereafter. In 2007, Hastie completed the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs' U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program in Washington, D.C.

Body Measurements of Andrew Hastie

There is no information available currently but the height of Andrew Hastie is estimated to be 6ft and weight of 63-70kg. Additionally, He looks more attractive with blue eyes and light brown hair color.

Career of Andrew Hastie

  • Hastie served as military from 2001-2015 and was appointed an Officer Cadet in the Australian Army Reserves following the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001.
  • Hastie then served as a troop commander and first deployed to Afghanistan as Cavalry Troop Commander of the 2nd Mentoring & Reconstruction Task Force in 2009–2010, commanding a troop of Australian Light Armoured Vehicles on patrols in Uruzgan province.
  • In 2012, he deployed to Port Moresby to support the Papuan New Guinea National Election then returned to Afghanistan with Special Operations Task Group 18. 
  • Hastie completed selection for the Special Air Service Regiment (SAS) in 2010 and was subsequently posted to 1 SAS Squadron in 2012.
  • Hastie deployed in late-2014 and 2015 to a Middle East-based role countering ISIL.
  • He resigned his commission in August 2015 after announcing his candidature.

Political career

  • Andrew Hastie's political career had a turning point when the seat of Canning became vacant by the death in office of the Liberal member, Don Randall.
  • On Saturday 19 September, after a four-week campaign, Hastie won 55.26% of votes under the two-party-preferred system making him the 10th Federal Member for Canning.
  • In the 2016 Federal Election, Hastie ran for re-election and won 56.79% of the votes under the Two-party-preferred vote.
  • In September 2016, Hastie was appointed to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, he was then invited to chair the committee in 2017.
  • In the 2019 Federal election, Hastie ran for re-election and won 61.83% of the two-party-preferred vote.
Personal life of Andrew Hastie

Who is Andrew Hastie married to?

Politician Andrew Hastie is married to his wife Ruth Hastie in 2008. He first met Ruth in the summer of 2007 while he was studying at George Washington University and proposed her on the steps of Sydney Opera House. They also had 2 children whose names are not available currently but they were born in June 2015 and August 2017.

Birthday of Andrew Hastie

Andrew Hastie celebrates his birthday on the 30th of September with his family. Currently, he is  36 years old.

Net worth of Andrew Hastie

As of 2019, The Net worth of Andrew Hastie is still under review.