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Biography

Greg was born and raised on the Mornington Peninsula where he currently resides with his wife Paula and their two children.

Greg 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.

As Environment Minister, Greg counts his key achievements as establishing Australia’s Emissions Reduction Fund, developing the Great Barrier Reef 2050 Long-Term Sustainability Plan and $1 billion Reef Fund.

In January 2017, Greg was appointed Minister for Health and Sport. Greg is incredibly passionate about the health portfolio and his vision is to ensure that Australia has the best health care system in the world. Greg is guaranteeing Australians’ access to health services and affordable medicines with the establishment of the Medicare Guarantee Fund to secure the ongoing funding of Medicare and the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Mental health is an issue that is particularly important to Greg. Mental health touches nearly every family in Australia and he is making this a focus of his role as Health Minister to improve mental health services.

As the Member for Flinders, Greg has completed four 500km walks around his electorate – in 2004, 2007, 2011 and 2015 – to raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Greg graduated from Melbourne University with First Class Honours in Law and won a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a Masters of International Relations at Yale University.

From Greg

Supporting you and your family through the coronavirus crisis.

Apr 01

• My workplace has more than 100 people, can I still go to work? • Should I be taking my kids out of childcare or school? • What about sports and activities? Our coronavirus frequently asked questions can be found right here - https://www.health.gov.au/resources/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-frequently-asked-questions

Mar 25

The Australian border has now closed for non-citizens and non-residents. Only Australian citizens, residents, and their family will be allowed to travel here.

Mar 20

All Australians have a role to play to defeat coronavirus and we do that by slowing down its spread. Every, single Australian needs to do their part - practice social distancing - that’s staying 1.5m away from each other - good hand hygiene, and if you feel even slightly sick or have the sniffles, please stay home and isolate yourself from other people. By sticking together and supporting each other, we will get through this, we will protect and save lives, and we will bounce back stronger on the other side.

Mar 20

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