Trevor Evans was sworn in as the Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management on 29 May 2019. He was first elected to Federal Parliament as the Member for Brisbane in 2016, and re-elected at the 2019 federal election.
During his first term, Trevor served as Chair of the Government’s Policy Committee on Employment, Innovation, Science, Small Business and Resources, and served on both the Economics and Environment parliamentary standing committees. As one of the nation’s first openly gay federal MPs, Trevor also played a central role in the ‘Yes’ campaign to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia.
Before his career in politics, Trevor served as the CEO of the National Retail Association from 2012 to 2016, and worked as an economist in various roles at the ACCC, Seqwater and the Queensland Competition Authority.
Trevor was born in Tweed Heads and grew up in a small business family. He holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Queensland.
Trevor is passionate about protecting the environment and serving the local communities of his inner-city Brisbane electorate.