Minister for Trade and Investment (Australia)

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Minister for Trade and Investment
Andrew Robb MP.jpg
Incumbent
Andrew Robb

since 18 September 2013
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Charles Kingston
Formation 1901

The Australian Minister for Trade and Investment is the Hon. Andrew Robb AO MP.

Portfolio[edit]

In the Government of Australia, the Minister administers the portfolio through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade jointly with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, although prior to 1987 there was a separate Department of Trade. Other trade-related bodies for which he is responsible are:

List of Ministers for Trade and Investment[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Trade and Investment, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Charles Kingston   Protectionist Barton Minister for Trade and Customs 1 January 1901 (1901-01-01) 24 July 1903 (1903-07-24) 2 years, 204 days
2 William Lyne   Protectionist Barton Minister for Trade and Customs 11 August 1903 (1903-08-11) 24 September 1903 (1903-09-24) 260 days
  Deakin 24 September 1903 (1903-09-24) 27 April 1904 (1904-04-27)
3 Andrew Fisher   Labor Watson 27 April 1904 (1904-04-27) 17 August 1904 (1904-08-17) 112 days
4 Allan McLean   Protectionist Reid 17 August 1904 (1904-08-17) 5 July 1905 (1905-07-05) 322 days
n/a William Lyne   Deakin 5 July 1905 (1905-07-05) 30 July 1907 (1907-07-30) 2 years, 25 days
5 Austin Chapman   30 July 1907 (1907-07-30) 13 November 1908 (1908-11-13) 1 year, 106 days
6 Frank Tudor   Labor Fisher 13 November 1908 (1908-11-13) 2 June 1909 (1909-06-02) 201 days
7 Robert Best   Protectionist Deakin 2 June 1909 (1909-06-02) 29 April 1910 (1910-04-29) 331 days
n/a Frank Tudor   Labor Fisher 29 April 1910 (1910-04-29) 24 June 1913 (1913-06-24) 3 years, 56 days
8 Littleton Groom   Commonwealth Liberal Cook 24 June 1913 (1913-06-24) 17 September 1914 (1914-09-17) 1 year, 85 days
n/a Frank Tudor   Labor Fisher 17 September 1914 (1914-09-17) 27 October 1915 (1915-10-27) 1 year, 363 days
  Hughes 27 October 1915 (1915-10-27) 14 September 1916 (1916-09-14)
9 Billy Hughes   Labor Hughes Minister for Trade and Customs 29 September 1916 (1916-09-29) 14 November 1916 (1916-11-14) 46 days
10 William Archibald   National Labor 14 November 1916 (1916-11-14) 17 February 1917 (1917-02-17) 95 days
11 Jens Jensen   Nationalist 17 February 1917 (1917-02-17) 13 December 1918 (1918-12-13) 1 year, 299 days
12 William Watt   13 December 1918 (1918-12-13) 17 January 1919 (1919-01-17) 35 days
13 Walter Massy-Greene   17 January 1919 (1919-01-17) 21 December 1921 (1921-12-21) 2 years, 338 days
14 Arthur Rodgers   21 December 1921 (1921-12-21) 5 February 1923 (1923-02-05) 1 year, 46 days
15 Austin Chapman   Nationalist Bruce Minister for Trade and Customs 9 February 1923 (1923-02-09) 26 May 1924 (1924-05-26) 1 year, 107 days
n/a Littleton Groom   26 May 1924 (1924-05-26) 13 June 1924 (1924-06-13) 18 days
16 Herbert Pratten   13 June 1924 (1924-06-13) 7 May 1928 (1928-05-07) 3 years, 329 days
17 Stanley Bruce   8 May 1928 (1928-05-08) 28 November 1928 (1928-11-28) 204 days
18 Henry Gullett   28 November 1928 (1928-11-28) 22 October 1929 (1929-10-22) 328 days
19 James Fenton   Labor Scullin 22 October 1929 (1929-10-22) 4 February 1931 (1931-02-04) 1 year, 105 days
20 Frank Forde   4 February 1931 (1931-02-04) 6 January 1932 (1932-01-06) 336 days
n/a Henry Gullett   United Australia Lyons 6 January 1932 (1932-01-06) 14 January 1933 (1933-01-14) 1 year, 8 days
21 Thomas White   14 January 1933 (1933-01-14) 8 November 1938 (1938-11-08) 5 years, 298 days
22 John Perkins   8 November 1938 (1938-11-08) 7 April 1939 (1939-04-07) 169 days
  Page 7 April 1939 (1939-04-07) 26 April 1939 (1939-04-26)
23 John Lawson   Menzies 26 April 1939 (1939-04-26) 23 February 1940 (1940-02-23) 303 days
24 Robert Menzies   23 February 1940 (1940-02-23) 14 March 1940 (1940-03-14) 20 days
25 George McLeay   14 March 1940 (1940-03-14) 28 October 1940 (1940-10-28) 228 days
26 Eric Harrison   28 October 1940 (1940-10-28) 29 August 1941 (1941-08-29) 344 days
  Fadden 29 August 1941 (1941-08-29) 7 October 1941 (1941-10-07)
27 Richard Keane   Labor Curtin 7 October 1941 (1941-10-07) 6 July 1945 (1945-07-06) 4 years, 201 days
  Forde 6 July 1945 (1945-07-06) 13 July 1945 (1945-07-13)
  Chifley 13 July 1945 (1945-07-13) 26 April 1946 (1946-04-26)
28 John Dedman   26 April 1946 (1946-04-26) 18 June 1946 (1946-06-18) 53 days
29 James Fraser   18 June 1946 (1946-06-18) 1 November 1946 (1946-11-01) 136 days
30 Ben Courtice   1 November 1946 (1946-11-01) 19 December 1949 (1949-12-19) 3 years, 48 days
31 Neil O'Sullivan   Liberal Menzies 19 December 1949 (1949-12-19) 11 January 1956 (1956-01-11) 6 years, 23 days
32 John McEwen   Country Minister for Trade 11 January 1956 (1956-01-11) 18 December 1963 (1963-12-18) 15 years, 25 days
  Minister for Trade and Industry 18 December 1963 (1963-12-18) 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26)
  Holt 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26) 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) 5 February 1971 (1971-02-05)
33 Doug Anthony   5 February 1971 (1971-02-05) 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10) 1 year, 270 days
  McMahon 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10) 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05)
34 Gough Whitlam1   Labor Whitlam 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05) 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 14 days
35 Jim Cairns   Minister for Overseas Trade 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 11 December 1974 (1974-12-11) 1 year, 357 days
36 Frank Crean   11 December 1974 (1974-12-11) 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 335 days
n/a Doug Anthony   National Country Fraser 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 7 years, 120 days
  Minister for Trade and Resources 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 16 October 1982
  National 16 October 1982 11 March 1983
37 Lionel Bowen   Labor Hawke Minister for Trade 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 1 year, 277 days
38 John Dawkins   13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 2 years, 223 days
39 Michael Duffy   Minister for Trade Negotiations 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 2 years, 254 days
40 Neal Blewett   4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 1 February 1991 (1991-02-01) 1 year, 267 days
  Minister for Trade and Overseas Development 1 February 1991 (1991-02-01) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20)
  Keating 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27)
41 John Kerin   27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 1 year, 87 days
42 Peter Cook   Minister for Trade 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 30 January 1994 (1994-01-30) 312 days
43 Bob McMullan   30 January 1994 (1994-01-30) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 2 years, 41 days
44 Tim Fischer   National Howard 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 20 July 1999 (1999-07-20) 3 years, 131 days
45 Mark Vaile   20 July 1999 (1999-07-20) 29 September 2006 (2006-09-29) 7 years, 71 days
46 Warren Truss   29 September 2006 (2006-09-29) 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 1 year, 65 days
47 Simon Crean   Labor Rudd 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 2 years, 207 days
  Gillard 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28)
48 Stephen Smith   28 June 2010 (2010-06-28) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 78 days
49 Craig Emerson   14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 5 March 2012 (2012-03-05) 2 years, 286 days
  Minister for Trade and Competitiveness 5 March 2012 (2012-03-05) 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27)
50 Richard Marles   Rudd Minister for Trade 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 83 days
51 Andrew Robb   Liberal Abbott Minister for Trade and Investment 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) incumbent 1 year, 69 days

Notes

1 Whitlam was part of a two-man ministry that comprised just Gough Whitlam and Lance Barnard for fourteen days, until the full ministry was announced.

List of Ministers for Special Trade Representations[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Ministers for Special Trade Representations, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 John Howard   Liberal Fraser Minister for Special Trade Negotiations 17 July 1977 (1977-07-17) 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 156 days
2 Victor Garland   Minister for Special Trade Representations 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 8 December 1979 (1979-12-08) 1 year, 353 days
3 Douglas Scott   National Country 8 December 1979 (1979-12-08) 19 August 1980 (1980-08-19) 255 days
4 Ian Sinclair   19 August 1980 (1980-08-19) 3 November 1980 (1980-11-03) 76 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 

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