Member for Holt
Anthony Byrne is the Federal Member for the Holt Electorate in the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament.
Anthony was elected in a by-election in 1999, and re-elected in 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013 & 2016.
Anthony was the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister from November 2007 until 14 September 2010. In his role, Anthony was tasked with oversight of government legislation / Strategy and agenda on the Prime Minister’s behalf. Through this role Anthony had specific responsibility for the National Security Science and Technology Unit within Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and liaised with the National Security Adviser.
Anthony was also the Parliamentary Secretary for Trade from February 2009 until 14 September 2010.
Following the 2010 Election, Mr Byrne was appointed as the Chair of the Statutory Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. Following the 2013 & 2016 Elections, Mr Byrne was appointed as the Deputy Chair of the Statutory Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security.
Anthony was born in Adelaide and spent his early childhood in the goldfields of Kalgoorlie, where he was educated at local schools and through the School of the Air.
Anthony is married with two children.