The Hon Christopher Pyne MP

Minister for Education and Leader of the House of Representatives
'Spreading opportunity and staying competitive – why we need the higher education reform package'
Wednesday, 6 August 2014
Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm
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The Government’s higher education reform package is a fair and balanced package that spreads opportunity to 80,000 more students and ensures that Australia is not left behind in intensifying global competition in higher education.

For the first time ever, all undergraduate students – whether in diplomas or bachelor degrees – in all approved higher education institutions will be supported by the Commonwealth.

Australia’s universities will be free to chart their own paths, play to their strengths and compete for students. And when universities compete for students, students win.

The Government’s higher education reforms are also fair for students and fair for taxpayers. They enable a future of excellence, rather than mediocrity, in Australian higher education, a matter of vital importance to Australia’s future.

Christopher Pyne was elected to the House of Representatives for the seat of Sturt in 1993.
 Christopher is the Minister for Education and Leader of the House of Representatives.

In his time in Parliament he has been Shadow Minister for Education, Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives, Shadow Minister for Justice, Minister for Ageing, Assistant Minister and Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services.

Before entering Parliament, Christopher practised as a solicitor.

Christopher is married to Carolyn and is the father of Eleanor, Barnaby, Felix and Aurelia.