Beattie Ministry

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The Beattie Ministry was a Ministry of the Government of Queensland, led by Labor Premier Peter Beattie. It commenced on 26 June 1998, thirteen days after the Borbidge Ministry, led by Premier Rob Borbidge of the National Party, was defeated at the 1998 election. It was followed by the Bligh Ministry upon Beattie's retirement as Premier on 13 September 2007.

Overview[edit]

The election produced an unusual result—Labor did not gain any net seats in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland, maintaining 44 of 89, or one short of a governing majority, but the National-Liberal coalition which had governed with the support of Independent Liz Cunningham was reduced from 44 to 32 due mainly to the rise of Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party in their rural heartland. After negotiations between the Labor Party, Cunningham and a new independent, Peter Wellington, the latter announced on 25 June 1998 that he would support a minority Labor government on votes of confidence in return for specific commitments on accountability. The following day, Labor leader Peter Beattie and his deputy, Jim Elder, were sworn in by the Governor of Queensland as a two-man cabinet. Three days later, on 29 June 1998, they resigned so that a full ministry chosen by Caucus could be sworn in.

First Ministry[edit]

On 29 June 1998, a full ministry of 18 cabinet ministers and 4 parliamentary secretaries was sworn in. It served until the reconstitution of the Ministry on 22 February 2001 following the 2001 election.

The list below is ordered by decreasing seniority within the Cabinet, as indicated by the Government Gazette and the Hansard index.

Office Minister
Premier

Minister for State Development and Trade (26–30 November 2000)

Peter Beattie, BA, LL.B., MA, MP
Deputy Premier
Minister for State Development and Trade
Jim Elder, MP
(until 22 November 2000)
Leader of the House

Minister for Communication and Information
Minister for Local Government and Planning (until 30 November 2000)
Minister for Rural Communities (until 16 December 1999)
Minister for Sport (from 16 December 1999)[2]
Deputy Premier (from 30 November 2000)
Minister for State Development and Trade (from 30 November 2000)

Terry Mackenroth, MP
Minister for Tourism

Minister for Sport and Racing

Bob Gibbs, MP
(until 14 December 1999)[2]
Treasurer David Hamill, BA(Hons), MA(Oxon), FCIT, FAICD, MP[1]
Minister for Employment and Training

Minister for Industrial Relations

Paul Braddy, LL.B., MP
Deputy Premier

Minister for State Development and Trade
(22–26 November 2000)

Attorney-General

Minister for Justice
Minister for the Arts

Matt Foley, BA, BSW, LL.B.(Hons), MP
Minister for Health Wendy Edmond, DipRadiog, DipNuclMed, MP
Minister for Police and Corrective Services
Tom Barton, MP
Minister for Mines and Energy

Minister assisting the Deputy Premier on Regional Development

Tony McGrady, MP
Minister for Transport

Minister for Main Roads

Steve Bredhauer, DipTeach, MP
Minister for Education Dean Wells, BA(Hons), MA, LL.B., MP
Minister for Public Works

Minister for Housing

Robert Schwarten, BEd, DipTeach, MP
Minister for Families

Minister for Youth and Community Care
Minister for Disability Services

Anna Bligh, BA, MP
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Policy

Minister for Women's Policy
Minister for Fair Trading

Judy Spence, BA, DipTeach, MP
Minister for Environment and Heritage

Minister for Natural Resources

Rod Welford, BA(Hons), LL.B., GradDipLegPrac, MSc(Env), MP
Minister for Primary Industries

Minister for Rural Communities
(from 16 December 1999)

Henry Palaszczuk, DipTeach, MP
Minister for Emergency Services (until 16 December 1999)

Minister for Tourism and Racing (from 16 December 1999)

Merri Rose, MP2
Minister for Emergency Services Stephen Robertson, BA(Hons), MP (from 16 December 1999)2
Minister for Local Government and Planning Nita Cunningham, MP (from 30 November 2000)
Parliamentary Secretaries Stephen Robertson (until 16 December 1999)2

Gordon Nuttall
Mike Reynolds
Darryl Briskey
Dr Lesley Clark (from 16 December 1999)

Notes:

1 On 1 August 1999, David Hamill was required to stand aside as Treasurer while investigations by the Auditor-General and the Criminal Justice Commission into the awarding of an Internet gaming licence was in process. Premier Peter Beattie served as Acting Treasurer and brought down a budget on 14 September. On 30 September, both inquiries cleared Hamill of any wrongdoing and he was reinstated.
2 On 14 December 1999, Bob Gibbs resigned from Parliament to accept a role as trade commissioner to Los Angeles. Terry Mackenroth assumed his Sport portfolio (losing Rural Communities to Henry Palaszczuk), with Tourism and Racing going to junior minister Merri Rose. Parliamentary secretary to the Deputy Premier, Stephen Robertson, was appointed as a minister and took on Rose's former role of Emergency Services.
3 On 22 November 1999, Deputy Premier Jim Elder, who was Acting Premier at the time due to the Premier being overseas, resigned following allegations that he was under suspicion for having illegally signed electoral forms for family members in his own seat. His portfolios were assumed for four days by Paul Braddy, then for another four by Premier Peter Beattie, before a minor reshuffle on 30 November 2000 which saw, among other things, Terry Mackenroth's promotion to Deputy Premier and Nita Cunningham's appointment to the Ministry.

Second Ministry[edit]

On 22 February 2001, following the 2001 election, a ministry of 19 cabinet ministers and 5 parliamentary secretaries was sworn in. It served until the reconstitution of the Ministry on 12 February 2004 following the 2004 election.

Office Minister

Premier
Minister for Trade

Peter Beattie, BA, LL.B., MA, MP

Deputy Premier
Treasurer
Minister for Sport

Terry Mackenroth, MP
Leader of the House

Minister for Education

Anna Bligh, BA, MP
Minister for Employment and Training
Minister for Youth

Minister for the Arts

Matt Foley, BA, BSW, LL.B.(Hons), MP
Minister for Health

Minister assisting the Premier on Women's Policy

Wendy Edmond, DipRadiog, DipNuclMed, MP
Minister for State Development Tom Barton, MP
Minister for Police and Corrective Services

Minister assisting the Premier on the Carpentaria

Tony McGrady, MP
Minister for Transport

Minister for Main Roads

Steve Bredhauer, DipTeach, MP
Attorney-General

Minister for Justice

Rod Welford, BA(Hons), LL.B., GradDipLegPrac,
   MSc(Env), MP

Minister for Environment

Dean Wells, BA(Hons), MA, LL.B., MP
Minister for Public Works

Minister for Housing

Robert Schwarten, BEd, DipTeach, MP
Minister for Families

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Seniors
(from 20 June 2002)

Judy Spence, BA, DipTeach, MP
Minister for Primary Industries

Minister for Rural Communities

Henry Palaszczuk, DipTeach, MP
Minister for Tourism and Racing

Minister for Fair Trading

Merri Rose, MP
(until 15 January 2004)

Minister for Natural Resources
Minister for Mines

Stephen Robertson, BA(Hons), MP

Minister for Local Government and Planning

Nita Cunningham, MP

Minister for Emergency Services
Minister assisting the Premier in North Queensland

Mike Reynolds, AM, BSW, MA, MP

Minister for Industrial Relations

Gordon Nuttall, MP

Minister for Innovation and Information Economy
Minister for Energy (from 20 December 2002)

Paul Lucas, BEcon, LL.B., MBA, MP
Parliamentary Secretaries

Darryl Briskey
Dr Lesley Clark
Neil Roberts
Jo-Ann Miller
Lindy Nelson-Carr

Third Ministry[edit]

On 12 February 2004, following the 2004 election, a ministry of 19 cabinet ministers and 6 parliamentary secretaries was sworn in. It served until the reconstitution of the Ministry on 28 July 2005 following the resignation of Deputy Premier Terry Mackenroth.

On 3 March 2005, Liddy Clark resigned after an investigation to the Crime and Misconduct Commission into airfares given to Aboriginal activists to Palm Island following a riot there. Her position in the ministry was not filled, with her portfolio going to John Mickel.

Office Minister

Premier
Minister for Trade

Peter Beattie, BA, LL.B., MA, MP

Deputy Premier
Treasurer
Minister for Sport

Terry Mackenroth, MP
(until 25 July 2005)

Leader of the House
Minister for Education
Minister for the Arts

Anna Bligh, BA, MP

Minister for Employment and Training
Minister for Industrial Relations

Tom Barton, MP

Minister for State Development and Innovation

Tony McGrady, MP

Minister for Health

Gordon Nuttall, MP

Minister for Public Works
Minister for Housing
Minister for Racing

Robert Schwarten, BEd, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Police and Corrective Services

Judy Spence, BA, DipTeach, MP

Attorney-General
Minister for Justice

Rod Welford, BA(Hons), LL.B., GradDipLegPrac,
   MSc(Env), MP

Minister for Transport
Minister for Main Roads

Paul Lucas, BEcon, LL.B., MBA, MP

Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries

Henry Palaszczuk, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Natural Resources
Minister for Mines and Energy (until 25 August 2004)
Minister for Mines (from 25 August 2004)

Stephen Robertson, BA(Hons), MP

Minister for Child Safety

Mike Reynolds, AM, BSW, MA, MP

Minister for Communities
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Seniors (from 22 April 2004)

Warren Pitt, BEdSt, BA, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Tourism
Minister for Fair Trading
Minister for Wine Industry Development

Margaret Keech, B.Econ, GradDipAppLing, MA, MP

Minister for Environment (until 25 August 2004)
Minister for Energy (from 25 August 2004)
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
   (from 3 March 2005)

John Mickel, MLitSt, BA, BEdSt, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Local Government and Planning
Minister for Women (from 11 March 2004)
Minister for Environment (from 25 August 2004)

Desley Boyle, BSc(Hons), MPsych, MBA, MP

Minister for Emergency Services

Chris Cummins, MP

Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy

Liddy Clark, MP
(until 3 March 2005)
Parliamentary Secretaries

Karen Struthers
Neil Roberts
Jo-Ann Miller
Pat Purcell
Lindy Nelson-Carr
Linda Lavarch

Fourth Ministry[edit]

On 28 July 2005, following the resignation of Deputy Premier Terry Mackenroth from the ministry and from Parliament, a ministry of 19 cabinet ministers and 6 parliamentary secretaries was sworn in. It served until the reconstitution of the Ministry on 23 September 2006 following the 2006 election.

Following a Crime and Misconduct Commission report on 7 December 2005, Gordon Nuttall resigned as a minister. Tim Mulherin was appointed in his place on 12 December.

Office Minister

Premier
Treasurer (until 2 February 2006)

Peter Beattie, BA, LL.B., MA, MP

Deputy Premier
Treasurer (from 2 February 2006)
Minister for State Development, Trade and Innovation

Anna Bligh, BA, MP

Minister for Transport
Minister for Main Roads

Paul Lucas, BEcon, LL.B., MBA, MP

Minister for Employment and Training
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Sport

Tom Barton, MP

Leader of the House
Minister for Public Works and Housing
Minister for Racing

Robert Schwarten, BEd, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries

Gordon Nuttall, MP
(until 7 December 2005)

Minister for Police and Corrective Services

Judy Spence, BA, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Education
Minister for the Arts

Rod Welford, BA(Hons), LL.B., GradDipLegPrac,
   MSc(Env), MP

Minister for Health

Stephen Robertson, BA(Hons), MP

Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Water (2 February-7 August 2006)
Minister for Natural Resources and Mines,
and Minister Assisting the Premier on Water (from 7 August 2006)

Henry Palaszczuk, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Child Safety

Mike Reynolds, AM, BSW, MA, MP

Minister for Communities
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Seniors

Warren Pitt, BEdSt, BA, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Tourism
Minister for Fair Trading
Minister for Wine Industry Development

Margaret Keech, B.Econ, GradDipAppLing, MA, MP

Minister for Energy
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy

John Mickel, MLitSt, BA, BEdSt, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Environment
Minister for Local Government and Planning
Minister for Women

Desley Boyle, BSc(Hons), MPsych, MBA, MP

Minister for Small Business
Minister for Information Technology Policy
Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Chris Cummins, MP

Attorney-General
Minister for Justice

Linda Lavarch, LL.B., GradDipLegPrac, MP

Minister for Emergency Services

Pat Purcell, MP

Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries

Tim Mulherin, MP
(from 12 December 2005)
Parliamentary Secretaries

Karen Struthers
Neil Roberts
Jo-Ann Miller
Lindy Nelson-Carr
Kerry Shine
Andrew Fraser

Fifth Ministry[edit]

On 13 September 2006, following the 2006 election, a ministry of 19 cabinet ministers and 11 parliamentary secretaries was sworn in. It served until the end of the Ministry on 13 September 2007 following Anna Bligh's ascension to the post of Premier, and was followed by the Bligh Ministry.

Linda Lavarch, the Attorney-General, resigned from the Ministry on 18 October 2006 citing depression. Kerry Shine and Margaret Keech assumed her portfolios on 1 November 2006. Craig Wallace was appointed to the available place within the Ministry.

Office Minister

Premier
Minister for Trade

Peter Beattie, BA, LL.B., MA, MP

Deputy Premier
Treasurer
Minister for Infrastructure

Anna Bligh, BA, MP

Minister for Transport
Minister for Main Roads

Paul Lucas, BEcon, LL.B., MBA, MP

Leader of the House
Minister for Public Works and Housing
Minister for Information and Communication Technology
   from 12 October 2006)

Robert Schwarten, BEd, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Police and Corrective Services

Judy Spence, BA, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Education and Training
Minister for the Arts

Rod Welford, BA(Hons), LL.B., GradDipLegPrac,
   MSc(Env), MP

Minister for Health

Stephen Robertson, BA(Hons), MP

Minister for State Development
Minister for Employment
Minister for Industrial Relations

John Mickel, MLitSt, BA, BEdSt, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Communities
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Seniors
Minister for Youth
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  (from 30 January 2007)

Warren Pitt, BEdSt, BA, DipTeach, MP

Minister for Child Safety

Desley Boyle, BSc(Hons), MPsych, MBA, MP

Attorney-General
Minister for Justice
Minister for Women

Linda Lavarch, LL.B., GradDipLegPrac, MP
(until 18 October 2006)

Minister for Tourism
Minister for Fair Trading
Minister for Wine Industry Development
Minister for Women (from 1 November 2006)

Margaret Keech, B.Econ, GradDipAppLing, MA, MP

Minister for Primary Industries and Fisheries

Tim Mulherin, MP

Minister for Emergency Services

Pat Purcell, MP

Minister for Local Government and Planning
Minister for Sport

Andrew Fraser, LL.B., BComm, MP

Minister for Mines and Energy

Geoff Wilson, BA(Hons), LL.B., MP

(until 1 November 2006:)

Minister for Natural Resources
Minister for Water

(from 1 November 2006:)

Attorney-General
Minister for Justice
Minister assisting the Premier in Western Queensland
Kerry Shine, LL.B., MP

Minister for Environment and Multiculturalism

Lindy Nelson-Carr, DipTeach, BEd, MEd, MP

Minister for Natural Resources and Water
Minister assisting the Premier in North Queensland

Craig Wallace, BA, MP
(from 1 November 2006)
Parliamentary Secretaries

Karen Struthers
Neil Roberts
Craig Wallace (until 1 November 2006)
Phil Reeves
Andrew McNamara
Gary Fenlon
Julie Attwood
Ronan Lee
Bonny Barry
Janice Jarratt
Michael Choi
Stirling Hinchliffe (from 1 November 2006)
Chris Bombolas (from 10 July 2007)

References[edit]

  • All information about ministries was sourced from Ministries from December 1989, extracted from the Queensland Parliamentary Handbook.
  • All information about events was sourced from the "Australian Political Chronicle" in various instalments of the Australian Journal of Politics and History.
Preceded by
Borbidge Ministry
Beattie Ministry
1998–2007
Succeeded by
Bligh Ministry