Abbott Ministry

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Abbott Ministry
69th Cabinet of Australia
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Incumbent
Quentin Bryce with the newly sworn in Abbott Government.jpg
Governor-General Quentin Bryce with the Abbott Ministry
Date formed 18 September 2013
People and organizations
Head of government Tony Abbott
Deputy head of government Warren Truss
Head of state Queen Elizabeth II (represented by Quentin Bryce, later Peter Cosgrove)
Number of ministers 30
Member party LiberalNational Coalition
Status in legislature Coalition Majority Government
Opposition cabinet 2013–present
Opposition party Labor
Opposition leader Bill Shorten
History
Election(s) Australian federal election, 2013
Legislature term(s) 44th
Previous Second Rudd

The Abbott Ministry (LiberalNational Coalition) is the 69th ministry of the Government of Australia, led by Prime Minister Tony Abbott. It succeeded the Second Rudd Ministry after a federal election that took place on 7 September 2013. Abbott announced his first ministry on 16 September 2013,[1] and the ministry was sworn in by the Governor-General on 18 September.[2] Abbott expressed regret at the low number of women in cabinet, but still received strong criticism on the lack of female representation in the ministry, including from members of his own party.[3]

Cabinet[edit]

Party Minister Portfolio
Liberal Tony Abbott MP
National Warren Truss MP
Liberal Julie Bishop MP
Liberal Senator Eric Abetz
Liberal Senator George Brandis QC
Liberal Joe Hockey MP
National Barnaby Joyce MP
Liberal Christopher Pyne MP
National Senator Nigel Scullion
Liberal Ian Macfarlane MP
Liberal Kevin Andrews MP
Liberal Malcolm Turnbull MP
Liberal Peter Dutton MP
Liberal Bruce Billson MP
Liberal Andrew Robb AOMP
Liberal Senator David Johnston
Liberal Greg Hunt MP
Liberal Scott Morrison MP
Liberal Senator Mathias Cormann

Outer Ministry[edit]

Party Minister Portfolio
Liberal Senator Mitch Fifield
National Senator Fiona Nash MP
  • Assistant Minister for Health
  • Deputy Leader of The Nationals in The Senate
National Luke Hartsuyker MP
  • Assistant Minister for Employment
  • Deputy Leader of the House
Liberal Senator Michael Ronaldson
Liberal Sussan Ley MP
  • Assistant Minister for Education
Liberal Senator Marise Payne
Liberal Michael Keenan MP
Liberal Stuart Robert MP
  • Assistant Minister for Defence
Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash
  • Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women
Liberal Jamie Briggs MP
  • Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development
Liberal Senator Arthur Sinodinos AO

Parliamentary Secretaries[edit]

Party Minister Portfolio
Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture
Liberal Bob Baldwin MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry
Liberal Senator Brett Mason
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
Liberal Steven Ciobo MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services
Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment
Liberal Senator Scott Ryan
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education
National Darren Chester MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence
Liberal Paul Fletcher MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications
Liberal Josh Frydenberg MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
Liberal Alan Tudge MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
National Michael McCormack MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance

Whips[edit]

Party Whip Title
Liberal Philip Ruddock MP
  • Chief Government Whip in the House of Representatives
Liberal Nola Marino MP
  • Government Whip in House of Representatives
Liberal Scott Buchholz MP
Liberal Senator Helen Kroger
  • Chief Government Whip in the Senate
Liberal Senator David Bushby
  • Deputy Government Whip in the Senate
Liberal Senator Chris Back
National Mark Coulton MP
  • Nationals Chief Whip in the House of Representatives
National George Christensen MP
  • Nationals Deputy Whip in the House of Representatives
National Senator Bridget McKenzie
  • Nationals Whip in the Senate

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tony Abbott's cabinet and outer ministry". Sydney Morning Herald. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Abbott Ministry" (PDF). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Commonwealth of Australia. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Crowe, David (17 September 2013). "Liberals' 'despair' at jobs for boys". The Australian. Retrieved 17 September 2013.