10 things to know about the new health minister

Former lawyer and long-time Liberal politician Greg Hunt has officially been named Health Minister in the wake of Sussan Ley’s implosion amid an expenses scandal.

Here are 10 things to know about him:

  • He was born into a political family in Melbourne in 1965. His father, Alan, was a member of the Victorian parliament for more than 30 years.

  • He attended Melbourne Law School, where he captained the Australian Universities Debating Team while working casually as a steelworker, fruit picker, waiter and storeman and packer. He became an associate to the Chief Justice of the Australian Federal Court in 1992.

  • He subsequently attended Yale University as a Fulbright Scholar, obtaining a Master of Arts in International Relations.

  • He served as a senior advisor to Alexander Downer between 1994 and