Minister for Small Business (Australia)

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Minister for Small Business
Bruce Billson.jpg
Incumbent
Bruce Billson

since 18 September 2013
Department of the Treasury
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Barry Jones
Formation 1988

The Australian Minister for Small Business is the Hon. Bruce Billson MP.

In the Government of Australia, the Minister administers his portfolio through the Department of the Treasury.

List of Ministers for Small Business[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Small Business, or any precedent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party affiliation Prime Minister Ministerial title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Barry Jones   Labor Hawke Minister for Science, Customs and Small Business 19 January 1988 (1988-01-19) 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 2 years, 75 days
2 David Beddall Minister for Small Business and Customs 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) 2 years, 354 days
Keating Minister for Small Business, Construction and Customs 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24)
3 Chris Schacht Minister for Science and Small Business 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 2 years, 353 days
Minister for Small Business, Customs and Construction 25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11)
4 Geoff Prosser   Liberal Howard Minister for Small Business and Consumer Affairs 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 18 July 1997 (1997-07-18) 1 year, 129 days
5 Peter Reith Minister for Workplace Relations and Small Business 18 July 1997 (1997-07-18) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 3 years, 196 days
Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 30 January 2001 (2001-01-30)
6 Ian Macfarlane Minister for Small Business 30 January 2001 (2001-01-30) 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26) 300 days
7 Joe Hockey Minister for Small Business and Tourism 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26) 26 October 2004 (2004-10-26) 2 years, 335 days
8 Fran Bailey 26 October 2004 (2004-10-26) 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 3 years, 38 days
9 Craig Emerson   Labor Rudd Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 2 years, 285 days
Gillard 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14)
10 Nick Sherry Minister for Small Business 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 14 December 2011 (2011-12-14) 1 year, 91 days
11 Mark Arbib 14 December 2011 (2011-12-14) 5 March 2012 (2012-03-05) 82 days
12 Brendan O'Connor 5 March 2012 (2012-03-05) 4 February 2013 (2013-02-04) 336 days
13 Chris Bowen 4 February 2013 (2013-02-04) 25 March 2013 (2013-03-25) 49 days
14 Gary Gray 25 March 2013 (2013-03-25) 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 177 days
Rudd 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)
15 Bruce Billson   Liberal Abbott 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) incumbent 1 year, 37 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 

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