Abbott Ministry

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Abbott Ministry
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69th ministry of Australia
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] Abbott added a second woman to his cabinet in Sussan Ley following a reshuffle announced on 21 December 2014, and sworn in on 23 December.[4][5][6][7]

First Arrangement[edit]

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
National Luke Hartsuyker MP
Liberal Senator Michael Ronaldson
Liberal Sussan Ley MP
Liberal Senator Marise Payne
Liberal Michael Keenan MP
Liberal Stuart Robert MP
Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash
Liberal Jamie Briggs MP
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

Second Arrangement[edit]

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 Scott Morrison MP
Liberal Malcolm Turnbull MP
Liberal Sussan Ley MP
Liberal Bruce Billson MP
Liberal Andrew Robb AOMP
Liberal Kevin Andrews MP
Liberal Greg Hunt MP
Liberal Peter Dutton MP
Liberal Senator Mathias Cormann

Outer Ministry[edit]

Party Minister Portfolio
Liberal Senator Mitch Fifield
National Senator Fiona Nash
National Luke Hartsuyker MP
Liberal Senator Michael Ronaldson
Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham
Liberal Senator Marise Payne
Liberal Michael Keenan MP
Liberal Stuart Robert MP
Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash
Liberal Jamie Briggs MP
Liberal Josh Frydenberg MP

Parliamentary Secretaries[edit]

Party Minister Portfolio
Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture
Liberal Karen Andrews MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and Science
Liberal Steven Ciobo MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment
Liberal Kelly O'Dwyer MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
Liberal Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services
Liberal Bob Baldwin MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment
Liberal Senator Scott Ryan
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and Training
National Darren Chester MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence
Liberal Paul Fletcher MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications
Liberal Christian Porter 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 David Bushby
  • Chief Government Whip in the Senate
Liberal Senator Anne Ruston
  • 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

Notes[edit]

a ^ Sinodinos stepped down from his position as Assistant Treasurer on 19 March 2014 while his possible involvement in alleged corruption in New South Wales were being investigated by the Independent Commission Against Corruption. During this period, Sinodinos' duties were partially fulfilled by Minister for Finance, Mathias Cormann. Sinodinos officially resigned as Assistant Treasurer on 19 December 2014.

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. 
  4. ^ "Tony Abbott's revamped Ministry sworn in at Government House". news.com.au (News Corp Australia). 23 December 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Cabinet reshuffle: Tony Abbott promotes Sussan Ley to Health, David Johnston axed". News.com.au. 21 December 2014. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  6. ^ Chung, Frank (21 December 2014). "The shape of things to come: New Health Minister Sussan Ley’s ‘slush fund’ speech shows she has fight". News.com.au. Retrieved 21 December 2014. 
  7. ^ Taylor, Lenore (21 December 2014). "Tony Abbott cabinet reshuffle moves Scott Morrison out of immigration". Guardian Australia. Retrieved 21 December 2014.