Who is Greg Hunt?

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New Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Greg Hunt, graduated from Melbourne University in 1990, with First Class Honours in Law. He subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a Masters in International Relations at Yale University in the United States.

After university and a year spent as an articled clerk with Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Mr Hunt 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.

Between 1994 and 1998, he worked as a senior adviser to the then Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer. He had responsibility for South East Asia, defence, human rights, trade and international law.

After spending time as Chief Australian Electoral Observer in Cambodia, Mr Hunt spent almost three years with McKinsey and Co - from early 1999 to late 2001. His time with McKinsey included a secondment as Director of Strategy at the World Economic Forum in Geneva.

He was elected as the Federal Member for Flinders in 2001. In 2004, he became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Environment and Heritage and in January 2007 was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

After the November 2007 Federal election, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Urban Water. In December 2009, his role was expanded once more when he was appointed Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage.

Following the Coalition's victory at the 2013 Federal election, Mr Hunt became Minister for the Environment, with responsibility for climate, environment and heritage.