Third Howard Ministry

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The Third Howard Ministry (LiberalNational Coalition) was the 63rd ministry of the Government of Australia, and was led by Prime Minister John Howard. It succeeded the Second Howard Ministry upon its swearing in by Governor-General Peter Hollingworth on 26 November 2001 after the 2001 election, and was replaced by the Fourth Howard Ministry on 22 October 2004 following the 2004 election.[1]

Cabinet[edit]

  • John Howard, MP: Prime Minister
  • John Anderson, MP: Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Transport and Regional Services (NPA)
  • Peter Costello, MP: Treasurer
  • Senator Robert Hill: Minister for Defence
  • Senator Richard Alston: Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (to 7 October 2003)
  • Alexander Downer, MP: Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Senator Amanda Vanstone: Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women (to 7 October 2003). Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Reconciliation (from 7 October 2003)
  • Dr David Kemp, MP: Minister for the Environment and Heritage, Vice-President of the Executive Council (to 18 July 2004)
  • Daryl Williams, QC MP: Attorney-General (to 7 October 2003). Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (from 7 October 2003 to 18 July 2004)
  • Mark Vaile, MP: Minister for Trade (NPA)
  • Philip Ruddock, MP: Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Reconciliation (to 7 October 2003). Attorney-General (from 7 October 2003)
  • Senator Nick Minchin: Minister for Finance and Administration. Vice-President of the Executive Council (from 18 July 2004)
  • Warren Truss, MP: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (NPA)
  • Tony Abbott, MP: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service (to 7 October 2003). Minister for Health and Ageing (from 7 October 2003)
  • Senator Kay Patterson: Minister for Health and Ageing (to 7 October 2003). Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women (from 7 October 2003)
  • Dr Brendan Nelson, MP: Minister for Education, Science and Training
  • Ian Macfarlane, MP: Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources
  • Kevin Andrews, MP: Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service (from 7 October 2003)
  • Senator Helen Coonan: Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (from 18 July 2004)
  • Senator Ian Campbell: Minister for the Environment and Heritage (from 18 July 2004)

Outer ministry[edit]

  • Peter McGauran, MP: Minister for Science (NPA)
  • Senator Rod Kemp: Minister for the Arts and Sport
  • Senator Chris Ellison: Minister for Justice and Customs
  • Senator Ian Campbell: Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads (7 October 2003 to 18 July 2004) (see Cabinet)
  • Senator Ian Macdonald: Minister for Forestry and Conservation (to 14 November 2002). Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation (from 14 November 2002)
  • Joe Hockey, MP: Minister for Small Business and Tourism
  • Wilson Tuckey, MP: Regional Services, Territories and Local Government (25 January 2002 to 7 October 2003)
  • Larry Anthony, MP: Minister for Children and Youth Affairs (NPA)
  • Senator Eric Abetz: Special Minister of State
  • Malcolm Brough, MP: Minister for Employment Services (to 18 July 2004). Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence from (7 October 2003 to 18 July 2004). Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer (from 18 July 2004)
  • Senator Helen Coonan: Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer (to 18 July 2004) (see Cabinet)
  • Danna Vale, MP: Minister for Veterans' Affairs. Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence (to 7 October 2003)
  • Gary Hardgrave, MP: Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs. Minister Assisting the Prime Minister (from 7 October 2003)
  • Kevin Andrews, MP: Minister for Ageing (to 7 October 2003) (see Cabinet)
  • Julie Bishop, MP: Minister for Ageing (from 7 October 2003)
  • Jim Lloyd, MP: Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads (from 18 July 2004)
  • Fran Bailey, MP: Minister for Employment Services, Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence (from 18 July 2004)

Parliamentary Secretaries[edit]

  • Jackie Kelly, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
  • Senator Ian Campbell: Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (to 7 October 2003) (see Ministry)
  • Trish Worth, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing
  • Senator Judith Troeth: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Warren Entsch, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources
  • Senator Bill Heffernan: Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet (to 19 March 2002)
  • 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 (to 7 October 2003) (NPA)
  • Christine Gallus, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (to 7 October 2003)
  • Fran Bailey, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (to 18 July 2004) (see Ministry)
  • Ross Cameron, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services (To 7 October 2003), Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer (From 7 October 2003)
  • De-Anne Kelly, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade (from 7 October 2003) (NPA)
  • Christopher Pyne, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Family and Community Services (from 7 October 2003)
  • Bruce Billson, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (From 7 October 2003)
  • Teresa Gambaro, MP: Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence (From 18 July 2004)

Notes[edit]

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

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