Condemn the Flag Burning Mr Premier.On 29 November 2014, he was elected Premier of Victoria after the ALP (Australian Labour Party)won the state election, defeating the incumbent Liberal government. It was the first time since 1955 that a Victorian government had lost office after just one term. As Health Minister during the passing of the Abortion Law Reform Act 2008, Andrews sought counsel from senior church clergy who advised him that the Act was contrary to Church teaching. Andrews replied that he "... [did] not intend to be a Catholic health minister ... [rather], it is my intention to be the Victorian health minister". Source.