Barnett Ministry

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The Barnett Ministry is the 35th and current Ministry of the Government of Western Australia. It includes 13 members of the Liberal Party, three members of the National Party of Western Australia and an independent. It is led by the Premier of Western Australia, Colin Barnett, and Deputy Premier Dr Kim Hames. It succeeded the Carpenter Ministry on 23 September 2008 following the 2008 election.

First Ministry[edit]

The Governor, Ken Michael, designated 17 principal executive offices of the Government under section 43(2) of the Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899. The following ministers and parliamentary secretaries were then appointed to the positions, and served until the reconstitution of the Ministry on 14 December 2010. The list below is ordered by decreasing seniority within the Cabinet, as indicated by the Government Gazette and the Hansard index. Blue entries indicate members of the Liberal Party, green entries indicate members of the National Party, and grey indicates an Independent.

Office Minister

Premier
Minister for State Development
Treasurer (from 28 April 2010)

Colin Barnett, MEc, MLA

Deputy Premier
Minister for Health
Minister for Indigenous Affairs

Dr Kim Hames, MBBS, JP, MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister for Fisheries
Minister for Electoral Affairs

Norman Moore, BA, Dip.Ed., MLC

Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Lands
Minister assisting the Minister for State Development
Minister assisting the Minister for Transport

Brendon Grylls, MLA

Minister for Education
Minister for Tourism
Minister for Women's Interests (until 9 February 2009)

Dr Elizabeth Constable, Dip.Ed., MA, M.Ed., PhD, MLA

Minister for Transport
Minister for Disability Services

Simon O'Brien, MLC

Treasurer
Minister for Commerce
Minister for Science and Innovation
Minister for Housing and Works

Troy Buswell, BEc, MLA
(until 27 April 2010)[1]

Minister for Police
Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Road Safety

Rob Johnson, JP, MLA

Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Racing and Gaming
Minister assisting the Minister for Health

Terry Waldron, MLA

Minister for Planning
Minister for Culture and the Arts
Minister for the Environment (from 22 November 2010 to 14 December 2010)
Minister for Youth (from 22 November 2010 to 14 December 2010)

John Day, BSc, BDSc, MLA

Minister for Energy
Minister for Training
Minister for Workforce Development (from 17 November 2009)

Peter Collier, BA, Dip.Ed., MLC

Attorney-General
Minister for Corrective Services

Christian Porter, BEc, BA (Hons), LL.B., MSc, MLA

Minister for Child Protection
Minister for Community Services
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering
Minister for Women's Interests (from 9 February 2009)

Robyn McSweeney, BA, MLC

Minister for Water
Minister for Mental Health

Dr Graham Jacobs, MBBS, DRCOG, FRACGP, FACRRM, MLA

Minister for Local Government
Minister for Heritage
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

John Castrilli, Dip.Acctg., MLA

Minister for Agriculture and Food
Minister for Forestry
Minister assisting the Minister of Education

Terry Redman, BSc, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for the Environment
Minister for Youth

Donna Faragher, MLC (until 22 November 2010)

Minister for Commerce
Minister for Science and Innovation
Minister for Housing and Works

Bill Marmion, BE, MBA, MLA
(from 28 April 2010)[1]

Parliamentary Secretaries

Murray Cowper, Dip.Bus.Mgt., Dip.Srch.Resc., MLA
Bill Marmion, BE, MBA, MLA (until 28 April 2010)[1]
Michael Mischin, MLC (from 11 August 2009)
Helen Morton, MLC
Tony Simpson, MLA
Wendy Duncan, BA, Grad.Dip.Bus., MLC
Barry House, BEc, JP, MLC (until 27 May 2009)

1 On 27 April 2010, Troy Buswell resigned from the ministry following questions arising from a personal affair with Greens MP Adele Carles. The following day, Premier Colin Barnett assumed the role of Treasurer, while Buswell's remaining portfolios were transferred to Bill Marmion, who had hitherto been a parliamentary secretary.

December 2010 reconstitution[edit]

On 14 December 2010, a number of changes were made to the Ministry. The most notable were the re-appointment of Troy Buswell to the Ministry as Minister for Transport and Minister for Housing and the promotion of Christian Porter to Treasurer to replace Colin Barnett. The Governor, Ken Michael, designated 17 principal executive offices of the Government under section 43(2) of the Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899. The following ministers and parliamentary secretaries were then appointed to the positions. The list below is ordered by decreasing seniority within the Cabinet, as indicated by the Government Gazette and the Hansard index. Blue entries indicate members of the Liberal Party, green entries indicate members of the National Party, and grey indicates an Independent. Except where indicated, all ministers served until the next reconstitution on 29 June 2012.

Office Minister

Premier
Treasurer (from 12 June 2012)
Minister for State Development

Colin Barnett, MEc, MLA

Deputy Premier
Minister for Health
Minister for Tourism

Dr Kim Hames, MBBS, JP, MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister for Fisheries
Minister for Electoral Affairs
Minister for Justice (from 12 June 2012)

Norman Moore, BA, Dip.Ed., MLC

Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Lands
Minister assisting the Minister for State Development

Brendon Grylls, MLA

Treasurer
Attorney-General

Christian Porter, BEc, BA (Hons), LL.B., MSc, MLA
(until 12 June 2012)

Minister for Education

Dr Elizabeth Constable, Dip.Ed., MA, M.Ed., PhD, MLA

Minister for Finance
Minister for Commerce
Minister for Small Business

Simon O'Brien, MLC

Minister for Police
Minister for Emergency Services (until 5 December 2011)[1]
Minister for Road Safety

Rob Johnson, JP, MLA

Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Racing and Gaming

Terry Waldron, MLA

Minister for Planning
Minister for Culture and the Arts
Minister for Science and Innovation

John Day, BSc, BDSc, MLA

Minister for Energy
Minister for Training and Workforce Development
Minister for Indigenous Affairs

Peter Collier, BA, Dip.Ed., MLC

Minister for Transport
Minister for Housing
Minister for Emergency Services (from 5 December 2011)[1]

Troy Buswell, BEc, MLA

Minister for Child Protection
Minister for Community Services
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering
Minister for Women's Interests
Minister for Youth

Robyn McSweeney, BA, MLC

Minister for Local Government
Minister for Heritage
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

John Castrilli, Dip.Acctg., MLA

Minister for Agriculture and Food
Minister for Forestry
Minister for Corrective Services

Terry Redman, BSc, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for the Environment
Minister for Water

Bill Marmion, BE, MBA, MLA

Minister for Mental Health
Minister for Disability Services

Helen Morton, MLC

Parliamentary Secretaries

Murray Cowper, Dip.Bus.Mgt., Dip.Srch.Resc., MLA
Wendy Duncan, BA, Grad.Dip.Bus., MLC
Donna Faragher, MLC
Liza Harvey, MLA
Michael Mischin, LL.B. (Hons.), B. Juris, MLC
Tony Simpson, MLA

June 2012 reconstitution[edit]

On 29 June 2012, the Ministry was reconstituted. This followed the retirement of Liz Constable (Education), the removal of Rob Johnson (Police; Road Safety) and the earlier resignation on 12 June of Christian Porter (Treasurer; Attorney General), whose duties had been temporarily split between Premier Colin Barnett and senior minister Norman Moore. Three new ministers were appointed from amongst the parliamentary secretary ranks, and three new secretaries were appointed to replace them. The list below is ordered by decreasing seniority within the Cabinet, as indicated by the Government Gazette and the Hansard index. Blue entries indicate members of the Liberal Party, while green entries indicate members of the National Party.

Office Minister

Premier
Treasurer (until 7 July 2012)
Minister for State Development

Colin Barnett, MEc, MLA

Deputy Premier
Minister for Health
Minister for Tourism

Dr Kim Hames, MBBS, JP, MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister for Fisheries
Minister for Electoral Affairs

Norman Moore, BA, Dip.Ed., MLC

Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Lands
Minister assisting the Minister for State Development

Brendon Grylls, MLA

Treasurer (from 7 July 2012)
Minister for Transport
Minister for Housing
Minister for Emergency Services

Troy Buswell, BEc, MLA

Minister for Finance
Minister for Commerce
Minister for Small Business

Simon O'Brien, MLC

Minister for Planning
Minister for Culture and the Arts
Minister for Science and Innovation

John Day, BSc, BDSc, MLA

Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Racing and Gaming

Terry Waldron, MLA

Minister for Education
Minister for Energy
Minister for Indigenous Affairs

Peter Collier, BA, Dip.Ed., MLC

Minister for Child Protection
Minister for Community Services
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering
Minister for Women's Interests
Minister for Youth

Robyn McSweeney, BA, MLC

Minister for Local Government
Minister for Heritage
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

John Castrilli, Dip.Acctg., MLA

Minister for Agriculture and Food
Minister for Forestry

Terry Redman, BSc, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for the Environment
Minister for Water

Bill Marmion, BE, MBA, MLA

Minister for Mental Health
Minister for Disability Services

Helen Morton, MLC

Attorney-General

Michael Mischin, LL.B. (Hons.), B. Juris, MLC

Minister for Police
Minister for Road Safety

Liza Harvey, MLA

Minister for Training and Workforce Development
Minister for Corrective Services

Murray Cowper, Dip.Bus.Mgt., Dip.Srch.Resc., MLA

Parliamentary Secretaries

Wendy Duncan, BA, Grad.Dip.Bus., MLC
Donna Faragher, MLC
Tony Simpson, MLA
Dr Mike Nahan, BEc, MS, PhD, MLA
Joe Francis, MLA
Albert Jacob, BEnvDes, M. Arch, JP, MLA

March 2013 reconstitution[edit]

Following the return of the government at the 2013 state election, held on 9 March, the Ministry was again reconstituted, and was sworn in on 21 March 2013. John Castrilli (Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests) and the retiring Norman Moore (Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries; Electoral Affairs) both resigned their positions, while Simon O'Brien (Finance; Commerce; Small Business), Robyn McSweeney (Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women's Interests; Youth), and Murray Cowper (Training and Workforce Development; Corrective Services) each lost their portfolios. Five new ministers were appointed, including four previous parliamentary secretaries, and seven new parliamentary secretaries were appointed, making eight in total. A new portfolio, that of Minister for Veterans, was created. The list below is ordered by decreasing seniority within the Cabinet, as indicated by the Government Gazette and the Hansard index. Blue entries indicate members of the Liberal Party, while green entries indicate members of the National Party.

Office Minister

Premier
Minister for State Development
Minister for Science

Colin Barnett, MEc, MLA

Deputy Premier
Minister for Health
Minister for Tourism (until 5 August 2013)
Minister for Training and Workforce Development (from 11 December 2013)

Dr Kim Hames, MBBS, JP, MLA

Minister for Regional Development (until 11 December 2013)
Minister for Lands (until 11 December 2013)
Minister assisting the Minister for State Development (until 11 December 2013)

Brendon Grylls, MLA

Minister for Education
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Minister for Electoral Affairs

Peter Collier, BA, Dip.Ed., MLC

Treasurer (until 17 March 2014)
Minister for Transport (until 17 March 2014)
Minister for Fisheries (until 11 December 2013)

Troy Buswell, BEc, MLA

Minister for Planning
Minister for Culture and the Arts

John Day, BSc, BDSc, MLA

Minister for Police
Minister for Road Safety
Minister for Small Business (until 5 August 2013)
Minister for Women's Interests
Minister for Tourism (from 5 August 2013)

Liza Harvey, MLA

Minister for Training and Workforce Development (until 11 December 2013)
Minister for Water (until 11 December 2013)
Minister for Forestry (until 11 December 2013)
Minister for Regional Development (from 11 December 2013)
Minister for Lands (from 11 December 2013)
Minister assisting the Minister for State Development (from 11 December 2013)

Terry Redman, BSc, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for Mental Health
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Child Protection

Helen Morton, MLC

Attorney-General

Michael Mischin, LL.B. (Hons.), B. Juris, MLC

Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister for Housing

Bill Marmion, BE, MBA, MLA

Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Racing and Gaming

Terry Waldron, MLA

Minister for Agriculture and Food
Minister for Fisheries (from 11 December 2013)

Ken Baston, MLC

Treasurer (from 17 March 2014)
Minister for Energy
Minister for Finance (to 17 March 2014)
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Dr Mike Nahan, BEc, MS, PhD, MLA

Minister for Local Government
Minister for Community Services
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering
Minister for Youth

Tony Simpson, MLA

Minister for Environment
Minister for Heritage

Albert Jacob, BEnvDes, M. Arch, JP

Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Corrective Services
Minister for Veterans
Minister for Small Business (from 5 August 2013)

Joe Francis, MLA

Minister for Water (from 11 December 2013)
Minister for Forestry (from 11 December 2013)

Mia Davies, MLA

Minister for Finance (from 17 March 2014)
Minister for Transport (from 17 March 2014)

Dean Nalder, MLA

Parliamentary Secretaries

Donna Faragher, MLC
John McGrath, MLA
Alyssa Hayden, MLC
Jim Chown, MLC
Paul Miles, MLA
Andrea Mitchell, MLA

Mia Davies, MLA (until 11 December 2013)
Colin Holt, MLC

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Johnson dumped from emergency services role". ABC News. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 5 December 2011. 

References[edit]

  • "No. 163 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 23 September 2008. p. 2008:4373-4375. 
  • "No. 66 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 29 April 2010. p. 2010:1595. 
  • "No. 220 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 23 November 2010. p. 2010:5889. 
  • "No. 236 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 15 December 2010. p. 2010:6315. 
  • "No. 115 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 3 July 2012. p. 2012:3007. 
  • "No. 119 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 10 July 2012. p. 2012:3075-3076. 
  • "No. 45 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 21 March 2013. p. 2013:1241–1243. 
Preceded by
Carpenter Ministry
Barnett Ministry
2008-present
Succeeded by
incumbent