Today's birthday: Australian federal politician Christopher Pyne (1967 - )
Christopher Pyne has achieved much in his time as a politician, but he's also made headlines for allegedly dropping the c-bomb and having hackers use his Twitter to like porn videos.
Born on August 13 1967 in Adelaide, Pyne grew up as the youngest of five siblings - and was reportedly the only one to survive schooling without a suspension or expulsion.
His father Remington was an ophthalmologist who's dedication to addressing eye health on a national level combined with a career of serving others saw him cemented as a larger than life and much-admired figure in his son's eyes.
It was his father who suggested Pyne pursue studies in law, knowing from an early age his son's interest in politics.
Remington's sudden death from a heart attack at the age of 59 spurred Pyne into an early pursuit of his political dream and saw him snatch preselection for the seat of Sturt from an outgoing MP.
Pyne's swoop was a controversial move - but the young hopeful believed time was running out and the gamble ultimately paid off.
Two years into his parliamentary stint Pyne gambled again, but this time without success - telling future Prime Minister John Howard in no uncertain terms he wouldn't support his push for Liberal leadership.
Howard's success left Pyne languishing on the backbench until 2004 when he was made parliamentary secretary to the then Health Minister - Tony Abbott.
Pyne survived the leadership coups that followed Howard's exit from politics and was finally rewarded in 2013 when Abbott made him Education Minister. He is now the Minister for Defence Industry and Leader of the House of Representatives.
As a politician, Pyne has helped found youth mental health service Headspace, reformed the national curriculum, introduced compulsory testing to improve the standards of teaching graduates and pursued university reform.
But he's also made headlines for all the wrong reasons. In 2014 debate raged over whether Pyne called Opposition Leader Bill Shorten a c*** in question time. Pyne always maintained he said "grub"; either way he was reminded to call Shorten by his correct title by the Speaker.
In 2017 Pyne prompted a debate about national security after he blamed hackers for hijacking his Twitter account to like a gay porn video.
Pyne lives with his wife Carolyn and their four children in Adelaide.