Fourth Howard Ministry

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The Fourth Howard Ministry (LiberalNational Coalition) was the 64th ministry of the Government of Australia, and was led by Prime Minister John Howard. It succeeded the Third Howard Ministry upon its swearing in by Governor-General Major-General Michael Jeffery on 22 October 2004 after the 2004 election, and was replaced by the First Rudd Ministry led by Kevin Rudd on 3 December 2007 following the government's defeat at the 2007 election.[1]

Cabinet listed by portfolio[edit]

Office Minister Start of term End of term
Prime Minister John Howard 22 Oct 2004 3 Dec 2007

Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson 22 Oct 2004 6 Jul 2005
  Mark Vaile 6 Jul 2005 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Transport and Regional Services John Anderson 22 Oct 2004 6 Jul 2005
  Warren Truss 6 Jul 2005 10 Aug 2006
  Mark Vaile 10 Aug 2006 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Trade Mark Vaile 22 Oct 2004 10 Aug 2006
  Warren Truss 10 Aug 2006 3 Dec 2007

Treasurer Peter Costello 22 Oct 2004 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Foreign Affairs Alexander Downer 22 Oct 2004 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Defence Senator Robert Hill 22 Oct 2004 27 Jan 2006
  Brendan Nelson 27 Jan 2006 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Education, Science and Training Brendan Nelson 22 Oct 2004 27 Jan 2006
  Julie Bishop 27 Jan 2006 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Finance and Administration Senator Nick Minchin 22 Oct 2004 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Health and Ageing Tony Abbott 22 Oct 2004 3 Dec 2007

Attorney General Philip Ruddock 22 Oct 2004 3 Dec 2007

Minister for the Environment and Heritage Senator Ian Campbell 22 Oct 2004 23 Jan 2007
Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Malcolm Turnbull 23 Jan 2007 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts Senator Helen Coonan 22 Oct 2004 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Warren Truss 22 Oct 2004 6 Jul 2005
  Peter McGauran 6 Jul 2005 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs Senator Amanda Vanstone 22 Oct 2004 27 Jan 2006
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs Senator Amanda Vanstone 27 Jan 2006 23 Jan 2007
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Kevin Andrews 23 Jan 2007 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Kevin Andrews 22 Oct 2004 23 Jan 2007
  Joe Hockey 23 Jan 2007 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Family and Community Services Senator Kay Patterson 22 Oct 2004 27 Jan 2006
Minister for Families and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Malcolm Brough 27 Jan 2006 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources Ian Macfarlane 22 Oct 2004 3 Dec 2007

Minister for Human Services (non-Cabinet) Joe Hockey 26 Oct 2004 30 Jan 2007
Minister for Human Services (Cabinet) Senator Ian Campbell 30 Jan 2007 9 Mar 2007
  Senator Chris Ellison 9 Mar 2007 3 Dec 2007

Cabinet listed by name[edit]

  • John Howard, MP: Prime Minister
  • John Anderson, MP: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Transport and Regional Services (NPA) (to 6 July 2005)
  • Mark Vaile, MP: Minister for Trade (to 10 August 2006). Deputy Prime Minister (from 6 July 2005). Minister for Transport and Regional Services (from 10 August 2006) (NPA)
  • Peter Costello, MP: Treasurer
  • Alexander Downer, MP: Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Senator Robert Hill: Minister for Defence, Leader of the Government in the Senate (to 27 January 2006)
  • Dr Brendan Nelson, MP: Minister for Education, Science and Training (to 27 January 2006). Minister for Defence (from 27 January 2006)
  • Senator Nick Minchin: Minister for Finance and Administration, Vice-President of the Executive Council. Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate (to 27 January 2006). Leader of the Government in the Senate (from 27 January 2006).
  • Tony Abbott, MP: Minister for Health and Ageing
  • Philip Ruddock, MP: Attorney-General
  • Malcolm Turnbull, MP: Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (from 23 January 2007)
  • Senator Helen Coonan: Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts. Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate (from 27 January 2006)
  • Warren Truss, MP: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (to 6 July 2005). Minister for Transport and Regional Services (from 6 July 2005 to 10 August 2006). Minister for Trade (from 10 August 2006) (NPA)
  • Senator Amanda Vanstone: Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs (to 27 January 2006). Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (from 27 January 2006 to 23 January 2007)
  • Kevin Andrews, MP: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service (to 23 January 2007). Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (from 23 January 2007)
  • Joe Hockey, MP: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service (from 23 January 2007)
  • Senator Kay Patterson: Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women's Issues (to 27 January 2006)
  • Julie Bishop, MP: Minister for Education, Science and Training, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women's Issues (from 27 January 2006)
  • Malcolm Brough, MP: Minister for Families and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (from 27 January 2006)
  • Ian Macfarlane, MP: Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources
  • Peter McGauran, MP: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (from 6 July 2005) (NPA)
  • Senator Ian Campbell: Minister for the Environment and Heritage (to 23 January 2007). Minister for Human Services (30 Jan 2007 to 9 March 2007)
  • Senator Chris Ellison: Minister for Human Services (from 9 March 2007)

Outer ministry[edit]

  • Peter McGauran, MP: Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs (NPA) (to 6 July 2005: see Cabinet)
  • Senator Rod Kemp: Minister for the Arts and Sport (to 30 January 2007)
  • Senator Chris Ellison: Minister for Justice and Customs (to 9 March 2007: see Cabinet)
  • Senator David Johnston: Minister for Justice and Customs (from 9 March 2007)
  • Senator Ian Macdonald: Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation (to 27 January 2006)
  • Joe Hockey, MP: Minister for Human Services (to 23 January 2007: see Cabinet)
  • Senator Eric Abetz: Special Minister of State (to 27 January 2006). Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation (from 27 January 2006)
  • Fran Bailey, MP: Minister for Small Business and Tourism
  • Malcolm Brough, MP: Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer (to 27 January 2006: see Cabinet)
  • Gary Hardgrave, MP: Minister for Vocational and Technical Education, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister (to 23 January 2007)
  • Andrew Robb, MP: Minister for Vocational and Further Education (from 23 January 2007)
  • Julie Bishop, MP: Minister for Ageing (to 27 January 2006: see Cabinet)
  • Jim Lloyd, MP: Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads
  • De-Anne Kelly, MP: Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence (NPA) (to 27 January 2006)
  • Peter Dutton, MP: Minister for Workforce Participation (to 27 January 2006). Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer (from 27 January 2006)
  • John Cobb, MP: Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs (6 July 2005 to 27 January 2006). Minister for Community Services (NPA) (from 27 January 2006 to 30 January 2007)
  • Senator Nigel Scullion: Minister for Community Services (CLP) (from 30 January 2007)
  • Bruce Billson, MP: Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence (from 27 January 2006)
  • Gary Nairn, MP: Special Minister of State (from 27 January 2006)
  • Dr Sharman Stone, MP: Minister for Workforce Participation (from 27 January 2006)
  • Senator Santo Santoro: Minister for Ageing (from 27 January 2006 to 16 March 2007)
  • Christopher Pyne, MP: Minister for Ageing (from 18 March 2007)
  • Senator George Brandis SC: Minister for the Arts and Sport (from 30 January 2007)

Parliamentary Secretaries[edit]

  • Warren Entsch, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources (to 27 January 2006)
  • Dr Sharman Stone, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration (to 27 January 2006: See Ministry)
  • Christopher Pyne, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing (to 18 March 2007: See Ministry)
  • Senator Brett Mason, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing (from 18 March 2007)
  • Bruce Billson, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade (to 6 July 2005), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (from 6 July to 27 January 2006), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (to 27 January 2006): See Ministry
  • Teresa Gambaro, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (to 27 January 2006). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (from 27 January 2006 to 30 January 2007). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (from 23 January 2007). Assistant Minister for Immigration and Citizenship (from 18 March 2007)
  • Gary Nairn, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (to 27 January 2006: See Ministry)
  • John Cobb, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services (NPA) (to 6 July 2005: See Ministry)
  • Chris Pearce, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
  • Greg Hunt, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Heritage (to 30 January 2007), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (from 30 January 2007)
  • Senator Richard Colbeck: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (to 27 January 2006). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration (from 27 January 2006)
  • Pat Farmer, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Science and Training
  • Sussan Ley, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services (Children and Youth Affairs) (to 27 January 2006). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (from 27 January 2006)
  • De-Anne Kelly, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services (from 29 September 2006), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade (NPA) (from 27 January 2006 to 29 September 2006)
  • Senator Sandy Macdonald: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade (From 6 July 2005 To 27 January 2006), Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (NPA) (from 27 January 2006 to 30 January 2007)
  • Andrew Robb, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (from 27 January 2006 to 23 January 2007: See Ministry)
  • Malcolm Turnbull, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (From 27 January 2006 to 23 January 2007: See Cabinet)
  • Tony Smith, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (From 23 January 2007)
  • Peter Lindsay, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Defence (From 30 January 2007)
  • Bob Baldwin, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources (from 27 January 2006)

Notes[edit]

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

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