Special Minister of State

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Special Minister of State
Incumbent
Michael Ronaldson

since 18 September 2013
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Don Willesee
Formation 1972

The Australian Special Minister of State is Senator the Honourable Michael Ronaldson, since 18 September 2013.

In the Government of Australia, the Special Minister of State (SMOS), formerly the Special Minister of State for the Public Service and Integrity, is a ministerial portfolio responsible for various parliamentary, electoral, financial, public service and oversight affairs.

Scope[edit]

The minister administers the portfolio through the Department of Finance and Deregulation and a range of other government agencies, including:[1]

List of Special Ministers of State[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Special Ministers of State, or any of its precedent titles:[2]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Don Willesee   Labor Whitlam Special Minister of State 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 30 November 1973 (1973-11-30) 346 days
2 Lionel Bowen   30 November 1973 (1973-11-30) 6 June 1975 (1975-06-06) 1 year, 188 days
3 Doug McClelland   6 June 1975 (1975-06-06) 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 158 days
4 Reg Withers   Liberal Fraser 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 22 December 1975 (1975-12-22) 41 days
5 Mick Young   Labor Hawke Special Minister of State 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 14 July 1983 (1983-07-14) 125 days
6 Kim Beazley   14 July 1983 (1983-07-14) 21 January 1984 (1984-01-21) 191 days
n/a Mick Young   21 January 1984 (1984-01-21) 16 February 1987 (1987-02-16) 3 years, 26 days
7 Michael Tate   16 February 1987 (1987-02-16) 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 158 days
8 Susan Ryan   24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 19 January 1988 (1988-01-19) 179 days
9 Frank Walker   Labor Keating Special Minister of State 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 1 year, 1 day
10 Gary Johns   25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 1 year, 352 days
11 Nick Minchin   Liberal Howard Special Minister of State 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 1 year, 12 days
12 Chris Ellison   21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 30 January 2001 (2001-01-30) 2 years, 101 days
13 Eric Abetz   30 January 2001 (2001-01-30) 27 January 2006 (2006-01-27) 4 years, 362 days
14 Gary Nairn   27 January 2006 (2006-01-27) 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 1 year, 310 days
15 John Faulkner   Labor Rudd 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 1 year, 188 days
16 Joe Ludwig   9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 1 year, 97 days
  Gillard 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14)
17 Gary Gray   14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 25 March 2013 (2013-03-25) 2 years, 192 days
18 Mark Dreyfus   25 March 2013 (2013-03-25) 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 177 days
  Rudd 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)
19 Michael Ronaldson   Liberal Abbott 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) incumbent 310 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.smos.gov.au/portfolio.html
  2. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 

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