Minister for Women (Australia)

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Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women
Incumbent
Michaelia Cash

since 18 September 2013
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Tony Street
Formation 16 August 1976 (1976-08-16)

The Australian Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women is Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash.

In the Government of Australia, the minister administers the portfolio through the Office for Women within the Department of Social Services.

List of Ministers Assisting the Prime Minister for Women[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Tony Street   Liberal Fraser Minister Assisting the Prime Minister in Women’s Affairs 16 August 1976 (1976-08-16) 8 November 1976 (1976-11-08) 84 days
2 Ian Macphee   8 November 1976 (1976-11-08) 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 1 year, 42 days
3 Susan Ryan   Labor Hawke Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 4 years, 314 days
  Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women 13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 19 January 1988 (1988-01-19)
4 Margaret Reynolds   19 January 1988 (1988-01-19) 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 2 years, 75 days
5 Wendy Fatin   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)
6 Rosemary Crowley   24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 23 December 1993 (1993-12-23) 274 days
7 Ros Kelly   23 December 1993 (1993-12-23) 1 March 1994 (1994-03-01) 68 days
8 Carmen Lawrence   25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 1 year, 352 days
9 Jocelyn Newman   Liberal Howard 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 1 year, 212 days
10 Judi Moylan   Minister for the Status of Women 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 1 year, 12 days
n/a Jocelyn Newman   Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 30 January 2001 (2001-01-30) 2 years, 101 days
11 Amanda Vanstone   30 January 2001 (2001-01-30) 7 October 2003 (2003-10-07) 2 years, 250 days
12 Kay Patterson   7 October 2003 (2003-10-07) 26 October 2004 (2004-10-26) 2 years, 112 days
  Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women's Issues 26 October 2004 (2004-10-26) 27 January 2006 (2006-01-27)
13 Julie Bishop   27 January 2006 (2006-01-27) 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 1 year, 310 days
14 Tanya Plibersek   Labor Rudd Minister for the Status of Women 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)
15 Kate Ellis   15 September 2010 (2010-09-15) 14 December 2011 (2011-12-14) 1 year, 90 days
16 Julie Collins   14 December 2011 (2011-12-14) 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 1 year, 278 days
  Rudd 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)
17 Michaelia Cash   Liberal Abbott Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women[2] 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) incumbent 317 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Taylor, Lenore (18 September 2013). "Portfolio details spell out Tony Abbott's role as women's minister". www.theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 23 September 2013. ""Women's policies and programs" as well as Indigenous affairs, deregulation, national security and relations with state governments are all specified responsibilities of Tony Abbott, who has appointed West Australian senator Michaelia Cash as minister assisting the prime minister for women."