Anthony Byrne

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The Honourable
Anthony Byrne
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Holt
Assumed office
6 November 1999
Preceded by Gareth Evans
Personal details
Born (1962-12-01) 1 December 1962 (age 51)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Chief Executive Officer

Anthony Michael Byrne (born 1 December 1962) is an Australian politician and an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since November 1999, representing the Division of Holt, Victoria.

Political career[edit]

Anthony was elected as the Federal Member for Holt in a by-election in 1999, and re-elected in 2001, 2004, 2007 and 2010.

Anthony was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from November 2007 until 14 September 2010. In this role, Anthony oversaw government legislation on the Prime Minister’s behalf to manage the Government’s agenda. Through this role Anthony had specific responsibility for the Australian Institute of Family Studies, an independent government agency, and the National Security Science and Technology Unit, a branch within PM&C.

Anthony was also the Parliamentary Secretary for Trade from February 2009 until 14 September 2010. In this role, Anthony worked closely with the Minister for Trade to grow Australia’s economy and build a more prosperous Australia, creating more opportunities for all Australians.

Anthony has served on a number of parliamentary committees, including the Joint Parliamentary Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee and the Joint Statutory Committee on Intelligence and Security.

Following the 2010 Election, Mr Byrne was appointed as the Chair of the Statutory Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. He is also a member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade.


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See also[edit]

Parliament of Australia
Preceded by
Gareth Evans
Member for Holt
Succeeded by