Anthony Byrne (politician)

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The Honourable
Anthony Byrne
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Member of the Australian Parliament
for Holt
Assumed office
6 November 1999
Preceded by Gareth Evans
Personal details
Nationality Australian
Political party Australian Labor Party
Occupation Chief executive officer

Anthony Michael Byrne 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.

Byrne was born in Adelaide and spent his early childhood in the goldfields of Kalgoorlie, where he was educated at local schools and through the School of the Air.

Political career[edit]

Byrne is the Federal Member for the Holt electorate in the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament; he was elected in a by-election in 1999, and re-elected in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010 and 2013.

Byrne was the Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister from November 2007 until 14 September 2010, tasked with oversight of government legislation, strategy and agenda, with specific responsibility for the National Security Science and Technology Unit within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and liaison with the National Security Adviser. He was Parliamentary Secretary for Trade from February 2009 until 14 September 2010.

Following the 2010 election, Byrne was appointed chair of the Statutory Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security, and was made deputy chair after the 2013 election.


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See also[edit]

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