Ministers for the Department of Infrastructure, Regional Development and Cities The Hon Michael McCormack MP Deputy Prime MinisterMinister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon Bridget McKenzie Minister for Regional ServicesMinister for SportMinister for Local Government and Decentralisation The Hon Alan Tudge MP Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population The Hon Sussan Ley MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories The Hon Andrew Broad MP Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Scott Buchholz MP Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport The Hon Barnaby Joyce MPFormer Deputy Prime MinisterFormer Minister for Infrastructure and Transport The Hon Dr John McVeigh MPFormer Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government The Hon Keith Pitt MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Damian Drum MPFormer Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister Senator the Hon Fiona Nash Former Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Darren Chester MP Former Minister for Infrastructure and TransportFormer A/g Minister for Regional DevelopmentFormer A/g Minister for Local Government and Territories The Hon Warren Truss MP Former Deputy Prime Minister Former Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Paul Fletcher MP Former Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Former Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

The Hon Jamie Briggs MP Biography

Jamie grew up in the River Murray town of Mildura with his mum, dad and sister, Kate. His dad was the local bank manager and his mum volunteered at the Catholic primary school.

He went to school at St. Joseph's College in Mildura where he excelled in cricket before moving to Adelaide to pursue dreams of playing for Australia.

After school, Jamie studied a Bachelor of Management at the University of South Australia. He has since undertaken post graduate studies in international relations.

Jamie has worked for Business SA where he assisted South Australian businesses to manage their workplaces. Following this he worked in state and federal politics including advising the former Prime Minister, the Hon. John Howard, OM, AC. In early 2006, he was appointed to a senior adviser's role in the Prime Minister's office; one of the youngest ever to hold that title.

In 2008, Jamie won a by-election held to replace the retiring Alexander Downer in the federal seat of Mayo. In September of that year, he became the 1061st person to be elected to the Federal Parliament.

In 2010, Jamie was appointed the Chairman of the Coalition's Scrutiny of Government Waste Committee; working with Tony Abbott to identify Labor's waste and mismanagement of taxpayers' money. Soon after he was appointed to the Coalition's Expenditure Review Committee which was tasked with reviewing government expenditure and identifying savings measures to pay down Labor's debt.

In September 2012, Jamie was appointed to the Coalition's front bench as the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Supporting Families.

Following the 2013 election, Jamie was appointed as the Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development in the first Abbott Ministry.

Jamie is a member of the South Australian Cricket Association, the Carlton Football Club and the Sturt Football Club. At a community level, he is a member of many organisations in the Mayo electorate, and is the patron of the Adelaide Hills Football League, among other community groups.

Jamie lives in Aldgate with his wife, Estée, and their three children Elka, Henry and Scarlett.