Meet the Minister with the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP

Meet the Minister with the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP
Amcham's Meet the Minister with the Hon. Chris Pyne MP, Minister for Defence

Meet the Minister with the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP

Minister for Defence

Following the 2018 Budget and with less than a year to the next federal election, hear the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP, Minister for Defence address the priorities of the government and the policy development within his portfolio.

Christopher Pyne was elected to the House of Representatives for the seat of Sturt in 1993. Christopher is the Minister for Defence and Leader of the House of Representatives. He enters this role after being the Minister for Defence Industry since 2016, responsible for delivering the $200 billion build up of Australia’s military capability, the largest in our peacetime history.

Christopher has been a Minister in the Howard, Abbott and Turnbull Governments serving as Minister for Ageing; Minister for Education and Training and Minister for Industry Innovation and Science.

In his time as a Minister he has delivered the National Innovation and Science Agenda, reformed the National Curriculum, introduced compulsory literacy and numeracy testing for Australian teaching graduates and expanded phonics teaching in remote schools in northern Australia. In 2006 he founded “headspace: the Youth Mental Health Initiative”.

Christopher is the author of “A Letter to my Children”, published in 2015.

Before entering Parliament, Christopher practised as a solicitor.

Christopher is married to Carolyn and is the father of Eleanor, Barnaby, Felix and Aurelia. 


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10/10/2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westpac Level 28, International Tower Two 200 Barangaroo Avenue Barangaroo, NSW 2000 AUSTRALIA
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