Minister for Defence Science and Personnel (Australia)

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In the Government of Australia, the Minister for Defence Science and Personnel was a ministerial portfolio that existed variously between 1987 and 2013. The Minister appointed was responsible for oversight of defence personnel and defence science and administered the portfolio through the Department of Defence, the Australian Defence Force, the Australian Defence Force Academy, and a range of other agencies.

While ultimately responsible to the Commonwealth of Australia and the Parliament, in practical terms, the minister reported to the Minister for Defence.

Since September 2013, the responsibilities of the Minister for Defence Materiel have been assumed by the Minister for Defence and the Assistant Minister for Defence.

List of Ministers for Defence Science and Personnel[edit]

Previously, a minister was appointed with responsibility for oversight of defence personnel and defence science. The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Ros Kelly   Labor Hawke Minister for Defence Science and Personnel 18 September 1987 (1987-09-18) 6 April 1989 (1989-04-06) 1 year, 200 days
2 David Simmons 6 April 1989 (1989-04-06) 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 363 days
3 Gordon Bilney 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 2 years, 354 days
Keating 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24)
4 John Faulkner 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 1 year, 1 day
5 Gary Punch 25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 1 year, 352 days
6 Bronwyn Bishop Liberal Howard Minister for Defence Industry, Science and Personnel 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 2 years, 224 days
7 Warren Snowdon Labor Rudd Minister for Defence Science and Personnel 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 1 year, 188 days
8 Greg Combet Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 1 April 2010 (2010-04-01) 296 days
9 Alan Griffin Minister for Defence Personnel 1 April 2010 (2010-04-01) 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 166 days
Gillard 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14)
10 Warren Snowdon Minister for Defence Science and Personnel 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 3 years, 4 days
Rudd 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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