In 1993, at the age of 25, Christopher Pyne was elected to the House of Representatives for the seat of Sturt, Christopher is the Minister for Defence Industry and Leader of the House of Representatives.
As Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher is responsible for delivering the $200 billion build up of Australia’s military capability, the largest in our peacetime history..In his time in Parliament he has also served as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, developing and delivering the National Innovation and Science Agenda, a transformative economic plan to encourage Australians to embrace risk and commercialise their ideas.
Christopher also spent two years as Minister for Education and Training, and in this role, amongst other things, he reformed the National Curriculum, introduced compulsory literacy and numeracy testing for Australian teaching graduates and expanded phonics teaching in remote schools in northern Australia.
Christopher is a member of many community, social, and sporting groups in his electorate, and is an Adelaide Crows Ambassador and supporter of the Norwood Redlegs Football Club.
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