Second Keating Ministry

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The Second Keating Ministry (Labor) was the 60th ministry of the Government of Australia, and was led by Prime Minister Paul Keating. It succeeded the First Keating Ministry upon its swearing in by Governor-General Bill Hayden on 24 March 1993 after the 1993 election, and was replaced by the First Howard Ministry led by John Howard on 11 March 1996 following the Labor government's defeat at the 1996 election.[1]

Cabinet[edit]

  • Paul Keating, MP: Prime Minister
  • Brian Howe, MP: Deputy Prime Minister (to 20 June 1995). Minister for Housing, Local Government and Community Services (to 24 December 1993). Minister for Housing, Local Government and Human Services (24 December 1993 to 25 March 1994). Minister for Housing and Regional Development (from 25 March 1994)
  • Senator Gareth Evans, QC: Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Senator Robert Ray: Minister for Defence
  • John Dawkins, MP: Treasurer (to 24 December 1993)
  • Ralph Willis, MP: Minister for Finance (to 24 December 1993). Treasurer (from 24 December 1993)
  • Kim Beazley, MP: Minister for Employment, Education and Training (to 24 December 1993). Minister for Finance (from 24 December 1993). Deputy Prime Minister from 20 June 1995.
  • Ros Kelly, MP: Minister for Environment, Sport and Territories (to 28 February 1994). Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women (24 December 1993 to 28 February 1994).
  • Senator Nick Bolkus: Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Simon Crean, MP: Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (to 24 December 1993). Minister for Employment, Education and Training (from 24 December 1993)
  • Senator Peter Cook: Minister for Trade (to 30 January 1994). Minister for Industry, Technology and Regional Development (30 January 1994 to 25 March 1994). Minister for Industry, Science and Technology (from 25 March 1994). Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Science (from 25 March 1994)
  • Alan Griffiths, MP: Minister for Industry, Technology and Regional Development (to 22 January 1994)
  • Senator Bob Collins: Minister for Transport and Communications (to 24 December 1993). Minister for Primary Industries and Energy (from 24 December 1993)
  • Senator Graham Richardson: Minister for Health (to 25 March 1994). Minister for Environment, Sport and Territories (28 February 1994 to 25 March 1994)
  • Michael Lee, MP: Minister for Tourism. Minister for Resources (to 24 December 1993). Minister for Communications (24 December 1993 to 30 January 1994). Minister for Communications and the Arts (from 30 January 1994)
  • Peter Baldwin, MP: Minister for Social Security
  • Senator Bob McMullan: Minister for the Arts and Administrative Services (to 30 January 1994). Minister for Administrative Services (from 30 January 1994 to 25 March 1994). Minister for Trade (from 30 January 1994)
  • Laurie Brereton, MP: Minister for Industrial Relations. Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters (to 24 December 1993). Minister for Transport (from 24 December 1993)
  • Michael Lavarch, MP: Attorney-General (from 27 April 1993; the portfolio had been reserved for him subject to his winning the Division of Dickson at a special election on 17 April)
  • Senator John Faulkner: Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories (from 25 March 1994) (in Cabinet from 25 March 1994)
  • Dr Hon Carmen Lawrence, MP: Minister for Human Services and Health, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women (from 25 March 1994)

Outer ministry[edit]

  • David Beddall, MP: Minister for Communications (to 24 December 1993). Minister for Resources (from 24 December 1993)
  • Gordon Bilney, MP: Minister for Development Co-operation and Pacific Island Affairs
  • Robert Tickner, MP: Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
  • Ross Free, MP: Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training
  • Jeannette McHugh, MP: Minister for Consumer Affairs
  • Senator Rosemary Crowley: Minister for Family Services. Minister assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women (to 24 December 1993)
  • Senator John Faulkner: Minister for Veterans Affairs, Minister for Defence Science and Personnel (to 25 March 1994) (see #Cabinet)
  • George Gear, MP: Assistant Treasurer
  • Duncan Kerr, MP: Attorney-General (to 27 April 1993). Minister for Justice
  • Senator Chris Schacht: Minister for Science and Small Business, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Science (to 25 March 1994). Minister for Small Business, Customs and Construction (from 25 March 1994)
  • Frank Walker, QC MP: Special Minister of State, Vice-President of the Executive Council (to 25 March 1994). Minister for Administrative Services (from 25 March 1994)
  • Gary Johns, MP: Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters (from 24 December 1993). Special Minister for State, Vice-President of the Executive Council (from 25 March 1994).
  • Gary Punch, MP: Minister for Defence Science and Personnel (from 25 March 1994)
  • Con Sciacca, MP: Minister for Veterans' Affairs (from 25 March 1994)

Parliamentary Secretaries[edit]

  • Janice Crosio, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Arts and Administrative Services (to 24 December 1993). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Environment, Sport and Territories (24 December 1993 to 25 March 1994). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Security (from 25 March 1994)
  • Peter Duncan, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General
  • Gary Johns, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (to 24 December 1993) (see Ministry)
  • Ted Lindsay, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Technology and Regional Development (to 25 March 1994). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology (from 25 March 1994)
  • Neil O'Keefe, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Communications (to 24 December 1993). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport (from 24 December 1993)
  • Gary Punch, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (to 25 March 1994) (see #Outer ministry)
  • Con Sciacca, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Security (to 25 March 1994). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Arts and Administrative Services (24 December 1993 to 30 January 1994). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Administrative Services (30 January 1994 to 25 March 1994) (see #Outer ministry)
  • Senator Nick Sherry: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy
  • Warren Snowdon, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Education and Training. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Environment, Sport and Territories (Territories) (from 24 December 1993)
  • Dr Andrew Theophanous, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Community Services and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health (to 24 December 1993). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Human Services (24 December 1993 to 25 March 1994). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Human Services and Health (from 25 March 1994). Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.
  • Paul Elliott, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (from 24 December 1993). Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications and the Arts and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Tourism (from 7 June 1994)
  • Mary Crawford, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Housing and Regional Development (from 25 March 1994)
  • Arch Bevis, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (from 25 March 1994)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

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