Greg Hunt MP

Minister for Health

Greg Hunt was elected as the Federal Member for Flinders in 2001, and became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage and then Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs as a young MP in the Howard Government. Greg was Shadow Minister in the Environment portfolio between 2007 and 2013, and was Minister for the Environment between September 2013 and July 2016. As Environment Minister, Greg counts his key achievements as establishing Australia’s successful Emissions Reduction Fund and developing the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan and $1 billion Reef Fund. Greg was appointed Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science in July 2016 and in January 2017 was appointed Minister for Health and Sport. Greg has always had a strong connection with the medical profession and both his mother and wife worked as nurses. Mental health is an issue that is particularly important to Greg. He wants to be a strong advocate for greater understanding and community awareness, and to ensure we have the necessary resources to help deal with this very important issue.