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Hon Larry Anthony


LA Resized3First elected to Federal Parliament in 1996, Larry held the seat of Richmond in New South Wales until 2004.  During that time, he served in the Howard Government as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Minister for Community Services and Parliamentary Secretary for Trade.  Larry also served as a member of House of Representatives' Standing Committees on Financial Institutions; Public Administration; and Corporations and Securities. 

In his portfolio responsibilities, Larry enjoyed extensive success in delivering solutions in the areas of social security and community service.  Larry was the longest serving Minister responsible for Centrelink with an annual budget of over $60 Billion and is widely regarded for his achievements in social policy reforms.  In the area of trade, he was responsible for driving export market development programs. 

Larry is the third generation Anthony family member in the Australian Parliament - the only family in Australian history where each elected member served as Minister of the Crown and collectively served 56 years in the Australian Parliament. 

Prior to entering Parliament, Larry was a stockbroker and investment banker with Potter Warburg and Merrill Lynch.  He was formerly licensed to trade on the New York Stock Exchange and Chicago Mercantile Commodities Exchange. 

Larry is a professional company director with a keen interest in the information technology, finance, media and human services sectors. 

Holding a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment, Larry is a Fellow of both the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Financial Services Institute of Australia.  Supporting the development and promotion of youth achievement in Australia and globally, Larry is the former Chairman of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards organisation but remains involved as Chairman of the Friends. 

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