Greg Hunt

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Hunt with Klaus Schwabs book The Great Reset in his ministerial bookshelf.
Born18 November 1965
Melbourne, Victoria (Australia), Australia
Alma materUniversity of Melbourne, Yale University
ParentsAlan Hunt
SpousePaula Lindsey
Member ofWEF/Global Leaders for Tomorrow/2003
InterestsMcKinsey & Company
PartyLiberal Party of Australia
Australian Minister for Health responsible for the government's actions in the COVID-19 deep event. Decades of grooming by the World Economic Forum.

Employment.png Australia/Minister for Sport

In office
24 January 2017 - 20 December 2017
Appointed byMalcolm Turnbull

Employment.png Australia/Minister for Industry,  Innovation and Science

In office
19 July 2016 - 24 January 2017
Appointed byMalcolm Turnbull

Employment.png Australia/Minister for the Environment

In office
18 September 2013 - 19 July 2016
Appointed byTony Abbott

Employment.png Member of the Australian Parliament for Flinders

In office
10 November 2001 - 11 April 2022

Gregory Andrew Hunt is an Australian politician who has been Minister for Health from January 2017 until May 2022.[1] Since March 2020, Hunt had oversight over the Australian government's actions in the COVID-19 deep event.[2][3][4]

He worked as director of strategy at the World Economic Forum 2000-01, and was selected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by it in 2003. In November 2020 he was pictured with Klaus Schwabs book The Great Reset in his ministerial bookshelf. There are several other signs that he was groomed and helped forward by deep state forces. In February 2016, Hunt was named "Best Minister in the World" by a panel established by Thomson Reuters.

Early life

Hunt was born on 18 November 1965 in Melbourne.[5] He was one of five sons born to Kathinka (née Grant, known as Tinka) and Alan Hunt. His father was a solicitor by profession who had been elected to the Victorian Legislative Council in 1962, and served as a Liberal state government minister in the 1970s and 1980s.[6] His mother worked as a nurse, but suffered from a form of bipolar disorder and was later institutionalised.[7] She died of a heart attack at the age of 58, while her son was studying abroad.[8]

After leaving high school, he traveled a bit and lived on a kibbutz for several months, learning Hebrew and working in a machine shop. After returning to Australia, Hunt studied arts and law at the University of Melbourne, living at Ormond College and graduating with first-class honours.[9]


Hunt joined law firm Mallesons Stephen Jaques after completing his undergraduate degree.[9] In 1992 he was an associate to Michael Black, the chief justice of the Federal Court of Australia.[10] Hunt subsequently completed a Master of Arts in International Relations at Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar.[5] He also interned at the UN Centre for Human Rights in Geneva, "researching atrocities in the former Yugoslavia".[9]

In 1994, Hunt began working as a senior adviser to Alexander Downer, the federal leader of opposition. He remained in Downer's office until 1998, spanning his resignation as Liberal leader and later appointment as foreign minister in the Howard Government. He was the chief of the Australian Electoral Observer Mission at the 1998 Cambodian general election.[5] Hunt subsequently worked as a senior fellow at the University of Melbourne's Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law (1998–1999), as engagement manager at management consultants McKinsey and Co. (1999–2001), and as director of strategy at the World Economic Forum.[5] He was a foundation investor in project management software company Aconex, but had to sell his shares in 2013 when he became a government minister.[11]


Early career

Hunt was elected to the House of Representatives at the 2001 federal election, standing in the Division of Flinders. He had been asked to stand for Liberal preselection by the retiring MP Peter Reith.[12] In 2003 he supported the invasion of Iraq by coalition forces and served as a spokesman for the Howard Government's policies.[13][14]

Hunt was first elevated to the ministry following the 2004 federal election, when he was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage. In January 2007, Hunt was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Following the Coalition's defeat at the 2007 election, he was appointed Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Urban Water.[15] His title was altered to Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Heritage after the 2010 election.[16]

Abbott Government (2013–2015)

After the 2013 federal election, Hunt was appointed Minister for the Environment in the Abbott Government.

Turnbull Government (2015–2018)

Hunt was retained as Minister for the Environment in the new Turnbull Government.[17] In February 2016, Hunt was named "Best Minister in the World" by a panel established by Thomson Reuters for the 2016 World Government Summit of Dubai.[18]

With the reelection of the Turnbull Government in 2016, Hunt became the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science in the Second Turnbull Ministry.[19] Following the resignation of Sussan Ley as Health Minister in January 2017, Turnbull appointed Hunt as the Minister for Health and the Minister for Sport.[20]

In Turnbull's 2020 autobiography A Bigger Picture, he described Hunt as "widely distrusted by his colleagues"[9]

Morrison Government (2018–present)

During the Liberal leadership crisis in August 2018, Hunt tendered his resignation as health minister. However, it was not formally accepted and he retained the position in the Morrison Government several days later.[21][22] Hunt stood for the deputy leadership of the party, polling 16 votes out of 82 (20 percent) compared with 46 for Josh Frydenberg and 20 for Steven Ciobo; there were three abstentions.[23]

Hunt has played a prominent role in the implementation of the COVID-19 deep event in Australia. He was granted authority over Australia's strategy after the Governor-General of Australia enacted the Biosecurity Act 2015 on March 23, 2020.[2] Hunt's leadership over Australia's public health response to the pandemic has received praise from the Peter Doherty Institute and Washington Post.[4] Hunt also conducted national press briefings[24] and has been prominent in the country's vaccination deployment.[25] Hunt's ban on foreign travel both inbound and outbound for Australians during the event has faced legal challenges but was upheld in court.[3][26]

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