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Arthur Sinodinos, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science


Arthur Sinodinos was sworn in as Cabinet Secretary in the Turnbull Government on 21 September 2015.

In his role as Cabinet Secretary, Senator Sinodinos is a Cabinet-level minister who assists the Prime Minister in ensuring the proper process and functioning of the Government.

Senator Sinodinos was Assistant Treasurer from September 2013 to December 2014 and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition from September 2012 to September 2013.

Senator Sinodinos is known for his focus on substantive topics affecting Australia’s increasingly complex economic and financial landscape.

He worked for former Prime Minister John Howard, whilst he was Opposition Leader as his Senior Economic Adviser from 1987-89 and again in 1995-96.

In 1997, Senator Sinodinos became Prime Minister Howard’s Chief of Staff, a position he held for nine years.

Senator Sinodinos was a member of various pro-bono boards including the Mary MacKillop Foundation, a charity which funds “small life changing projects” for the underprivileged, the Aboriginal Employment Strategy Pty Ltd and the Australian Institute of Management.

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As part of Malcolm Turnbull’s Liberal Team, Arthur will continue working hard in the Senate to support jobs, growth and investment.