Second Howard Ministry

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The Second Howard Ministry (LiberalNational Coalition) was the 62nd ministry of the Government of Australia, and was led by Prime Minister John Howard. It succeeded the First Howard Ministry upon its swearing in by Governor-General Sir William Deane on 21 October 1998 after the 1998 election, and was replaced by the Third Howard Ministry on 26 November 2001 following the 2001 election.[1]

Cabinet[edit]

  • John Howard, MP: Prime Minister
  • Tim Fischer, MP: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Trade (NPA) (to 20 July 1999) (NPA)
  • Peter Costello, MP: Treasurer
  • John Anderson, MP: Minister for Transport and Regional Services. Deputy Prime Minister (from 20 July 1999) (NPA)
  • Senator Robert Hill: Minister for Environment and Heritage
  • Senator Richard Alston: Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
  • Peter Reith, MP: Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (to 30 January 2001). Minister for Defence (from 30 January 2001)
  • Senator Jocelyn Newman: Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women (to 30 January 2001)
  • Alexander Downer, MP: Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • John Moore, MP: Minister for Defence (to 30 January 2001)
  • Dr Michael Wooldridge, MP: Minister for Health and Aged Care
  • John Fahey, MP: Minister for Finance and Administration
  • Dr David Kemp, MP: Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Vice-President of the Executive Council
  • Daryl Williams, QC MP: Attorney-General
  • Mark Vaile, MP: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (to 20 July 1999). Minister for Trade from (20 July 1999) (NPA)
  • Philip Ruddock, MP: Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Reconciliation (to 30 January 2001). Minister for Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (from 30 January 2001)
  • Senator Nick Minchin: Minister for Industry, Science and Resources
  • Warren Truss, MP: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (from 20 July 1999) (NPA)
  • Senator Amanda Vanstone: Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women (from 30 January 2001)
  • Tony Abbott, MP: Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (from 30 January 2001).

Outer ministry[edit]

  • Senator Amanda Vanstone: Minister for Justice and Customs (to 30 January 2001) (see Cabinet)
  • Bronwyn Bishop, MP: Minister for Aged Care
  • Bruce Scott, MP: Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister assisting the Minister for Defence (NPA)
  • Senator John Herron: Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (to 30 January 2001)
  • Senator Rod Kemp: Assistant Treasurer
  • Senator Chris Ellison: Special Minister of State (to 30 January 2001). Minister for Justice and Customs (from 30 January 2001)
  • Warren Truss, MP: Minister for Community Services to (20 July 1999 (NPA) (see Cabinet)
  • Tony Abbott, MP: Minister for Employment Services (to 30 January 2001) (see Cabinet)
  • Joe Hockey, MP: Minister for Financial Services and Regulation
  • Jackie Kelly, MP: Minister for Sport and Tourism, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Sydney 2000 Games
  • Senator Ian Macdonald: Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government
  • Peter McGauran, MP: Minister for the Arts and the Centenary of Federation (NPA)
  • Wilson Tuckey, MP: Minister for Forestry and Conservation, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister
  • Larry Anthony, MP: Minister for Community Services (from 20 July 1999 (NPA)
  • Senator Eric Abetz: Special Minister of State (from 30 January 2001)
  • Ian Macfarlane, MP: Minister for Small Business (from 30 January 2001)
  • Malcolm Brough, MP: Minister for Employment Services (from 14 February 2001)

Parliamentary Secretaries[edit]

  • Senator Ian Campbell: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts
  • Senator Grant Tambling: Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry for Health and Aged Care (CLP)
  • Trish Worth, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs
  • Kathy Sullivan, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (to 16 February 2000)
  • Senator Judith Troeth: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Senator Eric Abetz: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (to 30 January 2001) (see Ministry)
  • Larry Anthony, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade (to 20 July 1999) (NPA) (see Ministry)
  • Warren Entsch, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Science and Resources
  • Senator Bill Heffernan: Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet
  • Senator Kay Patterson: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (from 16 February 2000)
  • Peter Slipper, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration
  • Dr Sharman Stone, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Environment and Heritage
  • Senator Ron Boswell: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services (from 20 July 1999) (NPA)
  • Dr Brendan Nelson, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (from 30 January 2001)
  • Christine Gallus, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Reconciliation and the Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (from 30 January 2001)
  • Malcolm Brough, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business (from 16 February 2000 to 30 January 2001) (see Ministry)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2012. 

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