Gallop Ministry

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The Gallop Ministry was the 33rd Ministry of the Government of Western Australia, and was led by Labor Premier Geoff Gallop and his deputy, Eric Ripper. It succeeded the Court–Cowan Ministry on 16 February 2001, following the defeat of the Liberal-National coalition government at the 2001 election six days earlier. The Ministry was reconstituted on 10 March 2005 following the February 2005 election. It was succeeded by the Carpenter Ministry on 3 February 2006 due to the retirement of Dr Geoff Gallop from politics on 25 January.

First Ministry[edit]

The Governor, Ken Michael, designated 14 principal executive offices of the Government under section 43(2) of the Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899. The following ministers and parliamentary secretaries were then appointed to the positions, and served until the reconstitution of the Ministry on 10 March 2005. The list below is ordered by decreasing seniority within the Cabinet, as indicated by the Government Gazette and the Hansard index.

Office Minister

Premier
Minister for Public Sector Management
Minister for Federal Affairs
Minister for Science
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Dr Geoff Gallop, BEc, MA, MPhil, D.Phil. (Oxon), MLA

Deputy Premier
Treasurer
Minister for Energy

Eric Ripper, BA, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for Agriculture and Food
Minister for Forestry and Fisheries
Minister for the Mid West
Minister for the Wheatbelt
Minister for the Great Southern
Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

Kim Chance, MLC[4]

Minister for Housing (until 2 July 2001)
Minister for Works and Services (until 2 July 2001)
Minister for Housing and Works (2 July 2001 – 27 June 2003)[3]
Minister for Local Government and Regional Development (from 2 July 2001)
Minister for Heritage (from 27 June 2003)
Minister for the Kimberley
Minister for the Pilbara
Minister for the Gascoyne
Minister for Goldfields-Esperance

Tom Stephens, BA, MLC
(until 16 September 2004)[4]

(until 2 July 2001:)

Minister for Labour Relations
Minister for Consumer Affairs
Minister for Employment and Training

Minister for Training (2 July 2001 – 14 January 2003)
Minister for Consumer and Employment Protection (from 2 July 2001)
Minister for Indigenous Affairs (from 27 June 2003)
Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly
Minister assisting the Minister
     for Public Sector Management (from 27 June 2003)

John Kobelke, BSc, Dip.Ed., JP, MLA

Attorney-General
Minister for Health (from 27 June 2003)
Minister for Electoral Affairs

(until 27 June 2003:)

Minister for Justice and Legal Affairs
Minister for Peel and the South West
Jim McGinty, BA, BJuris (Hons), LL.B., JP, MLA[3]

Minister for the Environment and Heritage (until 27 June 2003)
Minister for the Environment (from 27 June 2003)
Minister for Water Resources (until 2 July 2001)

Dr Judy Edwards, MBBS, MLA

Minister for Police
Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Local Government (until 2 July 2001)
Minister assisting the Minister
     for Planning and Infrastructure (9 March 2001 – 1 July 2002)[1]
Minister for Justice (from 27 June 2003)[3]
Minister for Community Safety (from 27 June 2003)

Michelle Roberts, BA, Dip.Ed., MLA[3]

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure[1]

Alannah MacTiernan, BA, LL.B., BJuris, JP, MLA

Minister for State Development
Minister for Tourism (9 March 2001 – 27 June 2003)
Minister for Small Business (until 27 June 2003)
Minister for Goldfields-Esperance (until 2 July 2001)

Clive Brown, MLA

Minister for Education (until 14 January 2003)
Minister for Education and Training (from 14 January 2003)
Minister for Sport and Recreation (until 27 June 2003)
Minister for Indigenous Affairs (until 27 June 2003)

Alan Carpenter, BA, MLA

Minister for Community Development
Minister for Women's Interests (from 9 March 2001)
Minister for Seniors and Youth (from 9 March 2001)
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Culture and the Arts

Sheila McHale, BA, Dip.Soc.Sci., JP, MLA

Minister for Health (until 27 June 2003)

(from 27 June 2003:)

Minister for Tourism
Minister for Small Business
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Peel and the South West
Bob Kucera, APM, MLA[3]

Minister for Housing and Works (from 27 June 2003)[3]
Minister for Racing and Gaming
Minister for Government Enterprises (from 2 July 2001)
Minister for Land Information (from 27 June 2003)
Minister for Goldfields-Esperance (2 July 2001 – 27 June 2003)
Minister assisting the Treasurer (until 2 July 2001)

Nick Griffiths, LL.B., MLC

Minister for Local Government and Regional Development
Minister for Heritage
Minister for the Kimberley
Minister for the Pilbara
Minister for the Gascoyne
Minister for Goldfields-Esperance

Ljiljanna Ravlich, BA (SocSc), Dip.Ed., MLC
(from 21 September 2004)[4]

Parliamentary Secretaries[2]

Mark McGowan, BA, LL.B., Dip LP, MLA
Fran Logan, BA (Hons), MLA
Norm Marlborough, MLA
Graham Giffard, BA, MIR, MLC
Ken Travers, MLC
Ljiljanna Ravlich, BA (SocSc), Dip.Ed., MLC
    (until 21 September 2004)[4]
Sue Ellery, MLC (from 21 September 2004)
Mick Murray, MLA (from 21 September 2004)

1 On 3 March 2001, Minister for Planning and Infrastructure Alannah MacTiernan, whose portfolio included road safety, lost her licence after being booked for driving at 98 km/h in a 60 km/h zone near Pinjarra.[1] On 9 March 2001, Premier Gallop appointed Minister for Police Michelle Roberts as Minister assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure with respect to Road Safety, meaning that Roberts would chair the Ministerial Council on Road Safety and be responsible for three Acts of Parliament.[2]
2 The parliamentary secretaries were not appointed at the same time as the rest of the Ministry. A separate announcement was made on 23 March 2001 confirming their appointments.[3][4]
3 On 27 June 2003, a Cabinet reshuffle removed Health from Bob Kucera and Housing and Works from Tom Stephens, reallocating the portfolios to Jim McGinty and Nick Griffiths respectively. The membership of the Cabinet remained unchanged.[5]
4 On 16 September 2004, Tom Stephens MLC resigned from the Ministry and from Parliament in order to contest the seat of Kalgoorlie at the October 2004 federal election. Kim Chance adopted the portfolios before they were reassigned to Ljiljanna Ravlich, who was promoted from parliamentary secretary to Minister on 21 September 2004.

Second Ministry[edit]

Following the state election on 26 February 2005, the Ministry was reconstituted on 10 March—the only personnel change resulted from the retirement from politics of Clive Brown.

The Governor, Ken Michael, designated 17 principal executive offices of the Government under section 43(2) of the Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899. The following ministers and parliamentary secretaries were then appointed to the positions, and served until the reconstitution of the Ministry on 10 March 2005. The list below is ordered by decreasing seniority within the Cabinet, as indicated by the Government Gazette and the Hansard index.

Office Minister

Premier
Minister for Public Sector Management
Minister for Water Resources
Minister for Federal Affairs

Dr Geoff Gallop, BEc, MA, MPhil, D.Phil. (Oxon), MLA

Deputy Premier
Treasurer
Minister for Government Enterprises
Minister assisting the Minister
     for Public Sector Management

Eric Ripper, BA, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for Agriculture and Forestry
Minister for the Mid West
Minister for the Wheatbelt
Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

Kim Chance, MLC

Minister for Education and Training

Ljiljanna Ravlich, BA (SocSc), Dip.Ed., MLC

Minister for Consumer and Employment Protection
Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Minister assisting the Minister for Water Resources
Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly

John Kobelke, BSc, Dip.Ed., JP, MLA

Attorney-General
Minister for Health
Minister for Electoral Affairs

Jim McGinty, BA, BJuris (Hons), LL.B., JP, MLA

Minister for the Environment
Minister for Science

Dr Judy Edwards, MBBS, MLA

Minister for Police
Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Community Safety

Michelle Roberts, BA, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

Alannah MacTiernan, BA, LL.B., BJuris, JP, MLA

Minister for State Development
Minister for Energy

Alan Carpenter, BA, MLA

Minister for Community Development
Minister for Culture and the Arts
Minister for Women's Interests

Sheila McHale, BA, Dip.Soc.Sci., JP, MLA

Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
Minister for Seniors

Bob Kucera, APM, MLA
(until 13 October 2005)[1]

Minister for Tourism
Minister for Racing and Gaming
Minister for Youth
Minister for Peel and the South West

(13 October–25 November 2005:)[1]

Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
Minister for Seniors
Mark McGowan, BA, LL.B., Dip LP, MLA

Minister for Housing and Works
Minister for Heritage
Minister assisting the Minister
     for Planning and Infrastructure

Fran Logan, BA (Hons), MLA

Minister for Local Government and Regional Development
Minister for Land Information
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Goldfields-Esperance
Minister for the Great Southern

John Bowler, MLA

Minister for Justice
Minister for Small Business

John D'Orazio, BSc, MPS, MLA

Minister for Fisheries
Minister for the Kimberley
Minister for the Pilbara
Minister for the Gascoyne

Jon Ford, JP, MLC

Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering
Minister assisting the Minister for Federal Affairs

Margaret Quirk, MA, LL.B. (Hons), MLA
(from 25 November 2005)[1]

Parliamentary Secretaries
(Appointed 26 April 2005)

Margaret Quirk, MA, LL.B. (Hons), MLA (until 25 November 2005)
Adele Farina, MLC
Peter Watson, MLC
Kate Doust, MLC
Norm Marlborough, MLA
Tony McRae, MLA (from 24 May 2005)

1 On 13 October 2005, Bob Kucera resigned from the ministry. His portfolios were assumed by Mark McGowan until 25 November 2005, when they were split between incoming minister Margaret Quirk and John Bowler.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ruse, Ben (8 March 2001). "Rotten driver". The West Australian. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Robb, Trevor (9 March 2001). "Safety switch, transport shuffle "in vain"". The West Australian. p. 1. 
  3. ^ "Premier and Cabinet—Parliamentary Secretaries". Western Australia Government Gazette. 23 March 2001. p. 2001:1720. 
  4. ^ Pratley, Jerry (24 March 2001). "Ministers get workload aid". The West Australian. p. 49. 
  5. ^ "Kucera loses Health, Stephens loses Housing in Cabinet reshuffle". ABC Online. 27 June 2003. Retrieved 2008-10-14. 

References[edit]

  • Hansard Indexes for 2001–2006, "Legislature of Western Australia"
  • Government Gazettes
Preceded by
Court–Cowan Ministry
Gallop Ministry
2001-2006
Succeeded by
Carpenter Ministry