First Keating Ministry

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The First Keating Ministry (Labor) was the 59th ministry of the Government of Australia, and was led by Prime Minister Paul Keating. It succeeded the Fourth Hawke Ministry upon its swearing in by Governor-General Bill Hayden on 20 December 1991. It was replaced by the Second Keating Ministry on 24 March 1993 after the 1993 election.[1]

Cabinet[edit]

  • Paul Keating, MP: Prime Minister
  • Brian Howe, MP: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Social Justice, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Commonwealth-State Relations
  • Senator John Button: Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce
  • Senator Gareth Evans, QC: Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Dr Neal Blewett, MP: Minister for Trade and Overseas Development (to 27 December 1991). Minister for Social Security (from 27 December 1991). Minister assisting the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce, Minister assisting the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (to 27 December 1991).
  • Ralph Willis, MP: Treasurer (to 27 December 1991). Minister for Finance (from 27 December 1991). Vice-President of the Executive Council (from 27 May 1992).
  • Michael Duffy, MP: Attorney-General
  • John Dawkins, MP: Minister for Employment, Education and Training (to 27 December 1991). Treasurer (from 27 December 1991)
  • Kim Beazley, MP: Minister for Finance (to 27 December 1991). Minister for Employment, Education and Training (from 27 December 1991)
  • John Kerin, MP: Minister for Transport and Communications (to 27 December 1991). (see #Outer ministry)
  • Senator Graham Richardson: Minister for Social Security (to 27 December 1991). Minister for Transport and Communications (27 December 1991 to 18 May 1992). Vice-President of the Executive Council (to 18 May 1992)
  • Senator Robert Ray: Minister for Defence
  • Gerry Hand, MP: Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Ros Kelly, MP: Minister for the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories (to 27 December 1991). Minister for the Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories (from 27 December 1991).
  • Senator Peter Cook: Minister for Industrial Relations, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters. Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support (from 27 May 1992)
  • Senator Nick Bolkus: Minister for Administrative Services
  • Simon Crean, MP: Minister for Primary Industries and Energy
  • Alan Griffiths, MP: Minister for Resources. Minister for Tourism (from 27 December 1991) (in Cabinet from 27 December 1991)
  • Ben Humphreys, MP: Minister for Veterans' Affairs (in Cabinet from 27 May 1992). Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Northern Australia (from 27 May 1992)
  • Senator Bob Collins: Minister for Shipping and Aviation (27 December 1991 to 27 May 1992). Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Northern Australia (to 27 May 1992), Minister for Transport and Communications (from 27 May 1992) (in Cabinet from 27 December 1991)

Outer ministry[edit]

  • John Kerin, MP: Minister for Trade and Overseas Development (from 27 December 1991)
  • Senator Michael Tate: Minister for Justice and Consumer Affairs (to 27 May 1992). Minister for Justice (from 27 May 1992)
  • Ben Humphreys, MP: Minister for Veterans' Affairs (see Cabinet)
  • Peter Staples, MP: Minister for Aged, Family and Health Services
  • Bob Brown, MP: Minister for Land Transport
  • David Simmons, MP: Minister for Arts, Tourism and Territories (to 27 December 1991). Minister for Family Support, Minister for Local Government (from 27 December 1991)
  • Peter Baldwin, MP: Minister for Higher Education and Employment Services
  • David Beddall, MP: Minister for Small Business and Customs (to 27 December 1991). Minister for Small Business, Construction and Customs (from 27 December 1991)
  • Gordon Bilney, MP: Minister for Defence Science and Personnel
  • Senator Bob Collins: Minister for Shipping and Aviation Support (to 27 December 1991). Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Northern Australia (to 27 May 1992) (see Cabinet)
  • Wendy Fatin, MP: Minister for Local Government (to 27 December 1991). Minister for Arts and Territories (from 27 December 1991). Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women
  • Alan Griffiths, MP: Minister for Resources (see Cabinet)
  • Robert Tickner, MP: Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Reconciliation
  • Ross Free, MP: Minister for Science and Technology. Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Science and Minister assisting the Treasurer (to 27 December 1991). Minister assisting the Prime Minister (from 27 December 1991)
  • Jeannette McHugh, MP: Minister for Consumer Affairs (from 27 May 1992)

Parliamentary Secretaries[edit]

  • Senator Bob McMullan: Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
  • Con Sciacca, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Security
  • Warren Snowdon, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Communications (to 27 May 1992). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Education and Training (from 27 May 1992)
  • Roger Price, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (to 27 December 1991). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (from 27 December 1991)
  • Laurie Brereton, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (from 27 December 1991)
  • Peter Duncan, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General (from 27 December 1991)
  • Gary Johns, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services (from 27 December 1991)
  • Stephen Martin, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade (from 27 December 1991)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2012.