Rural lessons serve former Speaker well

The former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Neil Andrew, has never forgotten his humble beginnings.

In retirement, the Riverland born, third-generation horticulturist still seems surprised about his achievements in public life as the Federal Member for Wakefield.

“It’s extraordinary, a fruit grower from Waikerie, as Speaker of the House meeting individually with His Holiness Pope John Paul and in 2003, having one to one conversation with the President of the United States, George W Bush and his wife Laura and hosting the then President of China, Hu Jintao,” he says.

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Written by production · · Regional Showcase 2020