Minister for Education and Training

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Minister for Education and Training
Photo of the Hon Christopher Pyne MP, Federal Member for Sturt in Parliament of Australia.jpg
Incumbent
Christopher Pyne

since 18 September 2013
Department of Education (Australia)
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder John Gorton
Formation 18 December 1963

The Australian Minister for Education and Training is the Hon. Christopher Pyne MP.

The Australian Assistant Minister for Education is the Hon. Senator Simon Birmingham.

In the Government of Australia, the ministers administer these portfolios through the Department of Education (Australia)

Portfolio scope[edit]

The ministers' responsibilities include the following areas:[1]

  • Education policy and programs including schools, vocational, higher education and Indigenous education, but excluding migrant adult education
  • Education and training transitions policy and programs
  • Science awareness programs in schools
  • Training, including apprenticeships and training services
  • Policy, co-ordination and support for education exports and services
  • Income support policies and programs for students and apprentices

List of education ministers[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Education, or any of its precedent titles:[2]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 John Gorton   Liberal Menzies Minister in charge of Commonwealth Activities in Education and Research under the Prime Minister 18 December 1963 (1963-12-18) 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26) 4 years, 23 days
Holt 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26) 14 December 1966 (1966-12-14)
Minister for Education and Science 14 December 1966 (1966-12-14) 19 December 1967 (1967-12-19)
McEwen 19 December 1967 (1967-12-19) 10 January 1968 (1968-01-10)
Gorton 10 January 1968 (1968-01-10) 28 February 1968 (1968-02-28)
2 Malcolm Fraser 28 February 1968 (1968-02-28) 12 November 1969 (1969-11-12) 1 year, 257 days
3 Nigel Bowen 12 November 1969 (1969-11-12) 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10) 3 years, 22 days
McMahon 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10) 22 March 1971 (1971-03-22)
4 David Fairbairn 22 March 1971 (1971-03-22) 20 August 1971 (1971-08-20) 151 days
n/a Malcolm Fraser 20 August 1971 (1971-08-20) 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05) 1 year, 107 days
5 Gough Whitlam1 Labor Whitlam 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05) 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 14 days
6 Kim Beazley, Snr. Minister for Education 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 2 years, 327 days
7 Margaret Guilfoyle Liberal Fraser 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 22 December 1975 (1975-12-22) 41 days
8 John Carrick 22 December 1975 (1975-12-22) 8 December 1979 (1979-12-08) 3 years, 351 days
9 Wal Fife 8 December 1979 (1979-12-08) 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) 2 years, 150 days
10 Peter Baume 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 308 days
11 Susan Ryan Labor Hawke Minister for Education and Youth Affairs 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 4 years, 135 days
Minister for Education 13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24)
12 John Dawkins Minister for Employment, Education and Training 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 4 years, 156 days
Keating 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27)
13 Kim Beazley 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) 23 December 1993 (1993-12-23) 1 year, 361 days
14 Simon Crean 23 December 1993 (1993-12-23) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 4 years, 75 days
15 Amanda Vanstone Liberal Howard Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 1 year, 212 days
16 David Kemp Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26) 4 years, 48 days
17 Brendan Nelson Minister for Education, Science and Training 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26) 27 January 2006 (2006-01-27) 4 years, 62 days
18 Julie Bishop 27 January 2006 (2006-01-27) 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 1 year, 310 days
19 Julia Gillard Labor Rudd Minister for Education 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 24 June 2010 2 years, 207 days
Gillard 24 June 2010 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28)2
n/a Simon Crean 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 78 days
20 Peter Garrett Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) 2 years, 290 days
21 Bill Shorten Rudd Minister for Education 1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 79 days
22 Christopher Pyne Liberal Abbott 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) 1 year, 99 days
Minister for Education and Training 23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) incumbent

Notes

1 Whitlam was part of a two-man ministry comprising himself and Lance Barnard for fourteen days until the full ministry was commissioned.
2 Despite the First Rudd Ministry ending on 24 June 2010, Gillard was Minister for Education for four days in her first ministry, between 24 June and 28 June 2010, when the revised ministry was commissioned.

List of ministers for higher education[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as ministers for higher education, or any of its precedent titles:[2]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Ross Free Labor Keating Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training 24 March 1993 11 March 1996 3 years, 18 days
2 David Kemp   Liberal Howard 11 March 1996 6 October 1997 1 year, 209 days
3 Chris Ellison   6 October 1997 21 October 1998 1 year, 15 days
4 Gary Hardgrave   Liberal Howard Minister for Vocational and Technical Education 22 October 2004 23 January 2007 2 years, 93 days
5 Andrew Robb   Minister for Vocational and Further Education 23 January 2007 3 December 2007 314 days
6 Chris Evans Labor Gillard Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs and Workplace Relations 14 September 2010 14 December 2011 2 years, 172 days
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Jobs, Science and Research 14 December 2011 2 February 2013
7 Chris Bowen 2 February 2013 22 March 2013 48 days
8 Craig Emerson 25 March 2013 26 June 2013 93 days
9 Kim Carr Rudd Minister for Higher Education 1 July 2013 18 September 2013 79 days

List of ministers for youth[edit]

There have been several portfolios to include the term "youth", sometimes separate from or under education portfolios. The following individuals have been appointed as Ministers with various titles that have included the word "youth":[2]

Order Minister Party affiliation Prime Minister Ministerial title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Ian Viner   Liberal Fraser Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs 5 December 1978 (1978-12-05) 16 April 1981 (1981-04-16) 2 years, 132 days
2 Neil Brown   16 April 1981 (1981-04-16) 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) 1 year, 21 days
3 Susan Ryan   Labor Hawke Minister for Education and Youth Affairs 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 1 year, 277 days
4 John Dawkins   Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Youth Affairs 13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 2 years, 223 days
5 Clyde Holding   Minister for Employment Services and Youth Affairs 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 19 January 1988 (1988-01-19) 179 days
6 Amanda Vanstone   Liberal Howard Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 1 year, 212 days
7 David Kemp   9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 5 years, 260 days
  Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26)
8 Larry Anthony   National Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26) 26 October 2004 (2004-10-26) 2 years, 335 days
9 Kate Ellis   Labor Rudd Minister for Youth 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 2 years, 207 days
  Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28)
10 Peter Garrett   Gillard Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28) 26 June 2013 (2013-06-26) 2 years, 363 days
n/a Kate Ellis   Rudd Minister for Early Childhood, Childcare and Youth 1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 79 days

List of assistant ministers[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Assistant Minister for Education:[2]

Order Minister Party affiliation Prime Minister Ministerial title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Sussan Ley Liberal Abbott Assistant Minister for Education 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) 1 year, 96 days
2 Simon Birmingham 23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) incumbent 3 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Administrative Arrangement Order" (PDF). Government of Australia. 3 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-12-15. [dead link](Part 6, p14)
  2. ^ a b c d "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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