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O'Farrell ministry
93rd Cabinet of New South Wales
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Premier Barry O'Farrell, pictured in 2012
Date formed 3 April 2011 (2011-04-03)
Date dissolved 23 April 2014 (2014-04-23)
People and organizations
Head of government Barry O'Farrell
Deputy head of government Andrew Stoner
Head of state Queen Elizabeth II (represented by Marie Bashir)
Number of ministers 22
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
3
Total number of ministers 25
Member party LiberalNational Coalition
Status in legislature Coalition Majority Government
Opposition party Labor
Opposition leader John Robertson
History
Election(s) New South Wales state election, 2011
Previous Keneally ministry
Successor Baird ministry

The O'Farrell ministry was the 93rd ministry of the Government of New South Wales, and was led by Barry O'Farrell, the state's 43rd Premier.

The LiberalNational coalition ministry was formed following the defeat of the Keneally-led Labor government at the 2011 election. It was the first coalition ministry since the Greiner-Fahey-led coalition ministries of the late 1980s and early 1990s.

The ministry was sworn in on 3 April 2011 at Government House by the Lieutenant Governor, James Spigelman.[1] A few days earlier, on 28 March 2011, O’Farrell and his Deputy, Andrew Stoner were sworn in by Governor Marie Bashir, as Premier and Deputy Premier respectively at a ceremony held in the office of the Chief Secretary of New South Wales.[2]

On 16 April 2014, O'Farrell announced his intention to resign as Premier and as Leader of the Liberal Party, leading to the end of his government.[3] The following day, Mike Baird was elected as Leader of the Liberal Party and he formed the Baird ministry which was sworn in on 23 April 2014.[4][5][6]

Composition of ministry[edit]

First arrangement[edit]

This arrangement covers the period from 28 March 2011 until 1 August 2013, when Greg Pearce was dismissed from Cabinet and the ministry after an investigation revealed that he failed to disclose a conflict of interest when making an appointment to the board of Sydney Water.[7]

Portfolio Minister Party affiliation Term start Term end Term in office
Premier
Minister for Western Sydney
Hon. Barry O'Farrell MP   Liberal 28 March 2011 23 April 2014 3 years, 26 days
Deputy Premier
Minister for Trade and Investment
Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services
Hon. Andrew Stoner MP   Nationals
Minister for Health
Minister for Medical Research
Hon. Jillian Skinner MP   Liberal 3 April 2011 3 years, 20 days
Minister for Education Hon. Adrian Piccoli MP   Nationals
Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Minister for the Hunter
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Hon. Michael Gallacher MLC   Liberal
Minister for Roads and Ports Hon. Duncan Gay MLC   Nationals
Minister for Planning and Infrastructure
Minister Assisting the Premier on Infrastructure NSW
Hon. Brad Hazzard MP   Liberal
Minister for Resources and Energy
Special Minister of State
Minister for the Central Coast
Hon. Chris Hartcher MP   Liberal 4 December 2013 2 years, 245 days
Minister for Transport Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP   Liberal 23 April 2014 3 years, 20 days
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing
Minister for the Arts
Hon. George Souris MP   Nationals
Treasurer Hon. Mike Baird MP   Liberal
Minister for Finance and Services
Minister for the Illawarra
Hon. Greg Pearce MP   Liberal 1 August 2013 2 years, 120 days
Minister for Primary Industries
Minister for Small Business
Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson MP   Nationals 23 April 2014 3 years, 20 days
Minister for Ageing
Minister for Disability Services
Hon. Andrew Constance MLC   Liberal
Attorney General
Minister for Justice
Hon. Greg Smith MP SC   Liberal
Minister for Local Government
Minister for the North Coast
Hon. Don Page MP   Nationals
Minister for Family and Community Services
Minister for Women
Hon. Pru Goward MP   Liberal
Minister for Fair Trading Hon. Anthony Roberts MP   Liberal 9 December 2013 2 years, 250 days
Minister for Mental Health
Minister for Healthy Lifestyles
Minister for Western New South Wales
Hon. Kevin Humphries MP   Nationals 23 April 2014 3 years, 20 days
Minister for the Environment
Minister for Heritage
Hon. Robyn Parker MP   Liberal
Minister for Citizenship and Communities
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Hon. Victor Dominello MP   Liberal
Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon. Graham Annesley MP   Liberal 28 August 2013 2 years, 149 days

Second arrangement[edit]

Following the dismissal of Greg Pearce from cabinet and the ministry on 1 August 2013, Andrew Constance assumed the responsibilities as Minister for Finance and Services. John Ajaka assumed Constance's former responsibilities as Minister for Disability Services and Pearce's former responsibilities as Minister for the Illawarra.[7] Only changes in ministerial portfolio are shown.

Portfolio Minister Party affiliation Term start Term end Term in office
Minister for Ageing
Minister for Finance and Services
Hon. Andrew Constance MP   Liberal 1 August 2013 (2013-08-01) 23 April 2014 265 days
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for the Illawarra
Hon. John Ajaka MLC   Liberal

Third arrangement[edit]

Following the resignation of Graham Annesley from cabinet and the parliament on 28 August 2013, Gabrielle Upton assumed the responsibilities as Minister for Sport and Recreation, sworn in on 30 August.[8]

Portfolio Minister Party affiliation Term start Term end Term in office
Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP   Liberal 30 August 2013 (2013-08-30) 23 April 2014 236 days

Fourth arrangement[edit]

Following the resignation of Chris Hartcher from cabinet 4 December 2013, Fair Trading Minister Anthony Roberts assumed his responsibilities as Minister for Resources and Energy and Special Minister of State. The Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council Michael Gallacher assumed Hartcher's other portfolio as Minister for the Central Coast. Penrith MP Stuart Ayres was also appointed to succeed Roberts in his Fair Trading portfolio.[9] This final arrangement continued until the ministry was dissolved on 23 April 2014 and succeeded by the Baird ministry.

Portfolio Minister Party affiliation Term start Term end Term in office
Minister for Resources and Energy
Special Minister of State
Hon. Anthony Roberts MP   Liberal 9 December 2013 (2013-12-09) 23 April 2014 135 days
Minister for the Central Coast Hon. Michael Gallacher MLC   Liberal
Minister for Fair Trading
Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney
Hon. Stuart Ayres MP   Liberal

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New faces in Barry O'Farrell's Cabinet". The Australian. AAP. 3 April 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Barry O'Farrell sworn in as NSW Premier". The Sydney Morning Herald. AAP. 28 March 2011. Retrieved 3 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Coultan, Mark; Shanahan, Leo (16 April 2014). "Barry O’Farrell quits as NSW premier over ‘memory fail’". The Australian. Retrieved 22 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mike Baird named new NSW Premier after Barry O'Farrell resignation". ABC News (Australia). 18 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Swearing in ceremony for new NSW Premier". ABC News (Australia). 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "NSW premier Mike Baird's new Cabinet straight to work after being sworn-in at Government House". ABC News (Australia). 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Nicholls, Sean (1 August 2013). "Greg Pearce sacked over conflict of interest". smh.com.au. Retrieved 1 August 2013. 
  8. ^ "Gabrielle Upton promoted to NSW Cabinet as Minister for Sport". ABC News. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 16 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Gerathy, Sarah (9 December 2013). "Anthony Roberts appointed NSW Resources, Energy and Special Minister for State". ABC News. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
Preceded by
Keneally ministry
O'Farrell ministry
2011–2014
Succeeded by
Baird ministry