Andrew Peter Cripps (born 5 February 1981) is an Australian politician who is a member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines.
He was born in Tully, Queensland, Australia, and was elected for The Nationals in September 2006 to represent Hinchinbrook, replacing the retiring National Party MP, Marc Rowell. Cripps was re-elected in 2009 for Liberal National Party following the merger of the Liberal Party and The Nationals in Queensland.
Since 27 November 2010 Cripps has been the Shadow Minister for North Queensland, Reef Protection and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Economic Development and the Shadow Minister for Public Works.Following a reshuffle he was appointed Shadow Minister for Agriculture and North QLD. Cripps has previously been the Shadow Minister for Disability Services and Multicultural Affairs (6 April 2009 – 26 November 2010), the Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Water (30 September 2008 – 5 April 2009), the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and Planning (29 January 2008 – 12 August 2008) and the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Mines and Energy (21 September 2006 – 29 January 2008).
Cripps serves on the Law, Justice and Safety Committee (since 23 April 2009) and was previously a member of the Legal, Constitutional and Administrative Review Committee (23 April 2009 – 28 May 2009), and the Health Quality and Complaints Commission Select Committee (1 July 2007 – 15 November 2007) of the Queensland Parliament. On 9 September 2008 he became one of the sitting members of the Liberal National Party of Queensland.
Before his election, Cripps was a Queensland state president of the Young Nationals and worked as Rowell's electorate officer.Joined the Queensland Young Nationals in 2001
Chairman of the Greater Brisbane Young Nationals (2001–2003)
Secretary of the Cairns–Innisfail Young Nationals (2005–2006)
Delegate to Conference and Central Council of The Nationals—Queensland (2003)
Member of The Nationals–Queensland State Management Committee (2003)
State President of the Queensland Young Nationals (2004–2006)