Greg was born in Frankston in 1965, the son of Alan Hunt, who served West Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula for over 30 years as the State Upper House member for South-Eastern Province.
In 1990, he graduated from Melbourne University with First Class Honours in Law, winning an award for the best final year law thesis. He subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship to complete a Masters in International Relations at Yale University in the United States.
After university and a year spent as an articled clerk with Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Greg became an Associate to the Chief Justice of the Federal Court as well as spending time as an intern with the United Nations Centre for Human Rights in Geneva.
Between 1994 and 1998, Greg worked as a senior adviser to the then Minister for Foreign Affairs, Alexander Downer. Greg had responsibility for South East Asia, defence, human rights, trade and international law and counts his contribution to the development of an international initiative for the removal of land mines as his most important work.
After spending time as Chief Australian Electoral Observer in Cambodia, Greg spent almost three years with McKinsey and Co - from early 1999 to late 2001 - rising to the position of Engagement Manager.
Greg was elected as the Federal Member for Flinders in 2001. In 2004 he became Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Environment and Heritage and in January 2007 was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
After the November 2007 Federal election, Greg was appointed Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Urban Water, a role that brings together the great interests of his time in parliament. In September 2008 his role was expanded to include all water responsibilities as part of a new position of Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Water.
Greg is married to Paula, a trained surgical nurse. They have a daughter, Poppy, who was born in April 2005 and a son, James, born July 2009. They live at Mt Martha on the Mornington Peninsula.
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