In 1993, at the age of 25, Christopher Pyne was elected to the House of Representatives for the seat of Sturt.
Christopher is the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, and Leader of the House of Representatives..
In his time in Parliament he has been shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training, Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, Minister for Ageing, Parliamentary Secretary for Health well as Parliamentary Secretary for Family and Community Services. Christopher has also served as Minister for Education and Training.
As Parliamentary Secretary for Health he founded “headspace: the Youth Mental Health Foundation” in July 2006.
Christopher is the author of “A Letter to my Children”, published in 2015.
Before entering Parliament, Christopher practised as a solicitor and was a senior member of the Liberal Party, serving on both the Federal Executive (1990-91) and the South Australian State Executive (1988‑92 and from 2010 to present).
Christopher has written for The Adelaide Advertiser, The Melbourne Herald Sun, The Age The Sunday Mail, The Daily Telegraph, The Adelaide Review, The Australian Financial Review and The Australian newspapers, as well as The Bulletin magazine. He regularly appears on radio and television as a commentator and advocate. From 1993 – 2004 he published his own issues journal, Options
Christopher is a member of many community, social and sporting groups in his electorate, and is a strong supporter of the Adelaide Crows and the mighty Redlegs Football Club!
Christopher is married to Carolyn and is the father of Eleanor, Barnaby, Felix and Aurelia. To relax he enjoys reading Australian, US and European history, gardening, following Australian Rules football and spending time with family and friends.