Craig Laundy is the Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace, and Deregulation. He was first elected as the Federal Member for Reid in 2013, representing one of the most culturally diverse seats in Australia.
Prior to his current ministerial appointment, Craig served as the Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation, and Science and also as the Chair of the House Standing Committee on Economics.
Craig had a successful career before entering politics, working in his family’s hotel business for over 20 years.
In his first term Craig was outspoken on a number of issues important to his constituents. He is a vocal supporter of Australia’s small and family business sector, called for a review of parliamentary travel entitlements, campaigned in defence of Sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act, and advocated for the Australian Government to do more to help refugees fleeing conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
Born in 1971, Craig is the 4th generation of his family to have lived in Strathfield, attending local schools before going to the University of NSW where he graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree.