Glenn Andersen is the son of the late Bill Andersen. He was once jailed for smuggling heroin.
In 1998 Andersen was a unionist on board a New Zealand ship. he wrote a letter to the Maritime Union Australia, supporting their strike.
Said Laila Harre at Bill Andersen's funeral in 2005;
- It is truly an honour to have been asked by Bill's family and Party to reflect here on his contribution. Knowing Bill's capacity for love, I can only imagine the sense of loss for those closest to him: Jennifer, whose leadership and dedication Bill respected hugely; our comrades Karl and Glenn; Rochelle the grandchildren, and our friends, Sheryl, Stan and Gloria, Donna and others closest to Bill and Jennifer. 
- [ Eulogy to Bill Andersen by Laila Harre at Bastion Point 17.1.05]