Speaker announcement: The Hon Greg Hunt MP at the ADC Leadership Retreat 2012

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Greg Hunt was elected to represent the Federal Electorate of Flinders in 2001. In December 2007 he was appointed Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Urban Water, a role which was expanded to include all water responsibilities in September 2008. In December 2009 Greg was appointed as the Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage. His previous appointments were as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (January-November 2007) and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Environment and Heritage (2004-2007).  A Fulbright Scholar, Greg has an LLB with First Class Honours from the University of Melbourne and a Master of International Relations fromYale University.  He was captain of the Australian Universities’ debating team and runner up at the World Debating Championships. Greg was Senior Advisor to the Foreign Minister, the Hon. Alexander Downer MP, and counts assisting in the development of an international initiative for the removal of landmines as amongst his most important contributions. He has also worked at the United Nations Centre for Human Rights and as the Associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court. He was Australia’s Chief Electoral Observer inCambodiain 1998 and also held the position of Engagement Manager with McKinsey and Co. In 2003Gregwas selected as one of 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.  Gregenjoys long-distance running and has completed seven marathons. He is married to Paula and they have two children: Poppy born in 2005 and James born in 2009.