Andrew Fisher was the first Federal Member for Fisher and served three terms as Prime Minister of Australia. His political career was also highlighted by his leadership of the Labor Party from 1907 to 1915. He was a leader of the Liberal Party, and later a Federal member of parliament. In the early 20th century, he was a popular figure in the country, serving two terms as the leader of the party and a third as a cabinet minister.
The Division of Fisher is a federal electorate located in the Sunshine Coast, north of Brisbane. Its suburb is also named after a mining town in Australia. The Electoral Division of Fischer comprises the towns of Maleny, Woodford, Kilcoy, and Caloundra. The name of the seat is a tribute to the mining industry in the area. The seat is held by Andrew Fisher, who has been the Federal Member for Fisher since 2011.
During his time as Prime Minister, Andrew Fisher focused his Reserve Bank work on economic policy issues that are prominent in the country today. In 2007, he helped to establish the Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute, which sought to analyze globalization and its effect on US monetary policy. In addition, Fisher has put the Dallas Fed at the forefront of the debate over “Too Big to Fail” financial institutions. He is an advocate of a system that permits the largest banks to fail, as well as market discipline in the banking system.
The Electoral Division of Fisher was first held in 1899. The seat was held by the Country/National Party for decades. He served as secretary for railways and public works and was the second longest-serving member of the Queensland Parliament. He was re-elected to the Legislative Assembly in March 1899, and he dominated the first Labor government in Australia. His campaign for a federation of the Australian colonies was a major factor in his victory.
In his first two terms, Fisher won the seat by a landslide. He also served as a member of the first Labor government in Australia. He was a member of the House of Representatives from a small rural district in Queensland, and the Electoral Commission of the Federal Republic of Australia. He was the first Federal Member for Fisher until 1904. This position is held by a person of the same name as the current President.
As a member of the Legislative Assembly, Fisher was the first member of Labor for nearly two decades. During this period, Fisher served as the secretary of railways and public works for a six-day minority government led by Anderson Dawson. In the ensuing years, he became a member of the National Party after a successful bid from his own party. He died in his home in South Hill Park in London in 1928, leaving his wife and children.