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.
In his time in Parliament he has been Shadow Minister for Education, Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, Shadow Minister for Justice, Minister for Ageing, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Parliamentary Secretary for Family and Community Services. Christopher has also served as Minister for Education and Training, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science and Minister for Defence Industry.
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.