Greg Hunt

Member for Flinders

About Greg

Minister for Health
Member for Flinders

Greg was elected as the Federal Member for Flinders in 2001.

Raised in Mornington, Greg attended school at Mornington Primary and The Peninsula School. Graduating from Melbourne University with First Class Honours in Law, Greg won an award for the best final year law thesis. He subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a Masters in International Relations at Yale University.

After university and a year spent as an articled clerk, Greg became an Associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court as well as spending time as an intern with the United Nations Centre for Human Rights in Geneva. Later, Greg worked as a senior adviser to Alexander Downer with responsibility for South East Asia, defence, human rights, trade and international law.

After spending time as Chief Australian Electoral Observer in Cambodia, Greg spent almost three years with McKinsey and Co, rising to the position of Engagement Manager. His time with McKinsey included a secondment as Director of Strategy at the World Economic Forum in Geneva.

In 2004 Greg became Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Heritage and in January 2007 was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs.

Following the November 2007 election, Greg was appointed Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Urban Water. In September 2008 his role was expanded to include all water responsibilities. Upon the election of the Abbott Government in 2013 Greg was elevated to Cabinet as Minister for the Environment.

In July 2016 Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appointed Greg as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science.

As the Member for Flinders, Greg has completed several 500km walks around the electorate to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Greg is married to Paula, and they have a daughter, Poppy, born 2005, and a son, James, born 2009. They live at Mt Martha on the Mornington Peninsula. He is a keen sportsman and has competed in seven marathons as well as numerous local events.

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