Carpenter Ministry

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The Carpenter Ministry was the 34th Ministry of the Government of Western Australia, and was led by Labor Premier Alan Carpenter and his deputy Eric Ripper. It succeeded the Gallop Ministry on 3 February 2006 due to the retirement of Dr Geoff Gallop from politics on 25 January, and was in turn succeeded by the Barnett Ministry on 23 September 2008 after the Labor Party lost government at the state election held on 6 September.

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 13 December 2006. 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 Public Sector Management
Minister for State Development
Minister for Federal Affairs

Alan Carpenter, BA, MLA

Deputy Premier
Treasurer
Minister for Government Enterprises
Minister assisting the Minister for Public Sector Management

Eric Ripper, BA, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for Agriculture and Food
Minister for Forestry
Minister for the Mid West
Minister for the Wheatbelt
Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

Kim Chance, MLC

Minister for Education and Training

Ljiljanna Ravlich, BA (SocSc), Dip.Ed., MLC

Minister for Police and Emergency Services (from 8 May 2006)
Minister for Community Safety (from 8 May 2006)
Minister for Water Resources
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly

John Kobelke, BSc, Dip.Ed., JP, MLA[1]

Attorney-General
Minister for Health
Minister for Electoral Affairs

Jim McGinty, BA, BJuris (Hons), LL.B., JP, MLA

Minister for Housing and Works
Minister for Consumer Protection
Minister for Heritage
Minister for Land Information

Michelle Roberts, BA, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

Alannah MacTiernan, BA, LL.B., BJuris, JP, MLA

Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Minister for Tourism
Minister for Culture and the Arts

Sheila McHale, BA, Dip.Soc.Sci., JP, MLA

Minister for the Environment
Minister for Racing and Gaming

Mark McGowan, BA, LL.B., Dip LP, MLA

Minister for Energy
Minister for Science and Innovation

Fran Logan, BA (Hons), MLA

Minister for Resources
Minister assisting the Minister for State Development
Minister for Employment Protection
Minister for Goldfields-Esperance
Minister for Great Southern

John Bowler, JP, MLA

Minister for Police and Emergency Services (3 February–8 May 2006)
Minister for Justice (3 February–8 May 2006)
Minister for Community Safety (3 February–8 May 2006)


Minister for Disability Services (8–9 May 2006)
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests (8–9 May 2006)
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering (8–9 May 2006)

John D'Orazio, BSc, MPS, MLA
(3 February–9 May 2006)[1]

Minister for Local Government and Regional Development
Minister for Fisheries
Minister for the Kimberley
Minister for the Pilbara
Minister for the Gascoyne

Jon Ford, JP, MLC

Minister for Disability Services (3 February–8 May 2006)
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests (3 February–8 May 2006)
Minister for Women's Interests


Minister for Justice (8–26 May 2006)
Minister for Disability Services (9–26 May 2006)
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests (9–26 May 2006)


Minister for Corrective Services (from 26 May 2006)
Minister for Women's Interests
Minister for Small Business (from 9 November 2006)
Minister assisting the Minister for Federal Affairs

Margaret Quirk, MA, LL.B. (Hons), MLA[1][2][3]

Minister for Small Business
Minister for Peel and the South West
Minister assisting the Minister for Education and Training

Norm Marlborough, MLA
(3 February–9 November 2006)[3]

Minister for Community Development
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering
Minister for Youth Minister assisting the Minister
   for Planning and Infrastructure (3 February–26 May 2006)[2]

David Templeman, BEd, DipTchg, MLA

Minister for Disability Services (from 26 May 2006)
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests (from 26 May 2006)
Minister assisting the Minister
   for Planning and Infrastructure (from 26 May 2006)

Tony McRae, MLA
(from 26 May 2006)[2]

Parliamentary Secretaries

Kate Doust, MLC
Sue Ellery, MLC
Adele Farina, MLC
Mick Murray, MLA
Tony McRae, MLA (3 February–26 May 2006)[2]
Peter Watson, MLA
Martin Whitely, BCom, MLA (from 26 May 2006)[2]

1 On 8 May 2006, John D'Orazio, who had driven his ministerial car for two months with a suspended licence, was removed from his portfolios of Police and Emergency Services and Community Safety, which were reallocated to John Kobelke, and Justice, which was reallocated to Margaret Quirk. He was assigned to Quirk's portfolios of Disability Services and Citizenship and Multicultural Interests, and David Templeman's portfolio of Seniors and Volunteering.[1][2] The following day, he resigned from the Ministry following criticism of the decision to retain him in Cabinet, and his new portfolios returned to their original holders.[3][4]
2 On 26 May 2006, Tony McRae, previously a Parliamentary Secretary, was promoted to the Ministry, and was allocated the portfolios of Disability Services, Citizenship and Multicultural Interests previously held by Margaret Quirk, and became Minister assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure, previously filled by David Templeman. The portfolio of Justice, held by Margaret Quirk, was renamed Corrective Services, while Martin Whitely was appointed to replace McRae as a Parliamentary Secretary.
3 On 9 November 2006, Norm Marlborough was removed from the Ministry and resigned from Parliament,[5] triggering a by-election in his seat. His portfolio of Small Business was reallocated to Margaret Quirk, while Peel and the South West were reallocated to Mark McGowan.[6]

Second Ministry[edit]

On 13 December 2006, the Premier announced a major Cabinet reshuffle, with only five ministers being unaffected. Three ministers were demoted to junior posts—former Minister for Education Ljiljanna Ravlich, former Minister for Resources John Bowler and former Minister for Indigenous Affairs Sheila McHale.[7] It was decided not to replace Norm Marlborough's position in the cabinet, vacated a month earlier, so the number of ministers decreased from 17 to 16.[8] Apart from Tony McRae and John Bowler, the members remained Ministers until the end of the Carpenter Ministry on 23 September 2008.

Office Minister

Premier
Minister for Federal-State Relations
Minister for Trade
Minister for Science and Innovation
Minister for Public Sector Management

Alan Carpenter, BA, MLA

Deputy Premier
Treasurer
Minister for State Development

Eric Ripper, BA, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for Agriculture and Food
Minister for Forestry
Minister for the Mid West
Minister for the Wheatbelt
Minister for Great Southern (from 2 March 2007)
Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

Kim Chance, MLC

Minister for Local Government (from 2 March 2007)
Minister for Racing and Gaming (from 2 March 2007)
Minister for Government Enterprises
Minister for Multicultural Interests and Citizenship
Minister for Goldfields-Esperance(from 2 March 2007)
Minister for Youth
Minister assisting the Minister
     for Planning and Infrastructure

Ljiljanna Ravlich, BA (SocSc), Dip.Ed., MLC

Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Minister for Community Safety
Minister for Water Resources
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly

John Kobelke, BSc, Dip.Ed., JP, MLA

Attorney-General
Minister for Health
Minister for Electoral Affairs

Jim McGinty, BA, BJuris (Hons), LL.B., JP, MLA

Minister for Employment Protection (2 March 2007 – 26 February 2008)
Minister for Housing and Works
Minister for Heritage
Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Minister for Land Information

Michelle Roberts, BA, Dip.Ed., MLA

Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

Alannah MacTiernan, BA, LL.B., BJuris, JP, MLA

Minister for Disability Services (from 2 March 2007)
Minister for Tourism
Minister for Culture and the Arts
Minister for Consumer Protection

Sheila McHale, BA, Dip.Soc.Sci., JP, MLA

Minister for Education and Training
Minister for the South West


(26 February–2 March 2007)[1]
Minister for the Environment
Minister for Climate Change
Minister for Disability Services

Mark McGowan, BA, LL.B., Dip LP, MLA

Minister for Energy
Minister for Resources
Minister for Industry and Enterprise

Fran Logan, BA (Hons), MLA

Minister for Local Government
Minister for Employment Protection
Minister for Racing and Gaming
Minister for Goldfields-Esperance
Minister for Great Southern

John Bowler, JP, MLA
(until 2 March 2007)[2]

Minister for Employment Protection (from 26 February 2008)
Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Fisheries
Minister for the Kimberley
Minister for the Pilbara
Minister for the Gascoyne

Jon Ford, JP, MLC

Minister for Corrective Services
Minister for Small Business
Minister for Women's Interests (until 2 March 2007)
Minister assisting the Minister
     for Federal-State Relations (until 26 February 2008)

Margaret Quirk, MA, LL.B. (Hons), MLA

Minister for Child Protection (until 2 March 2007)[2]
Minister for Communities (until 2 March 2007)
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering (until 2 March 2007)
Minister for the Environment (from 2 March 2007)
Minister for Climate Change (from 2 March 2007)
Minister for the Peel Region

David Templeman, BEd, DipTchg, MLA

Minister for the Environment
Minister for Climate Change
Minister for Disability Services

Tony McRae, MLA
(until 26 February 2007)[1]

Minister for Child Protection
Minister for Communities
Minister for Women's Interests
Minister for Seniors and Volunteering

Sue Ellery, MLC
(from 2 March 2007)

Parliamentary Secretaries

Kate Doust, MLC
Sue Ellery, MLC (until 2 March 2007)
Adele Farina, BA, LL.B., MLC
John Hyde, MLA (from 11 April 2007)
Mick Murray, MLA
Jaye Radisich, MLA (from 11 April 2007)
Peter Watson, MLA
Martin Whitely, BCom, MLA

1 On 26 February 2007, Minister for the Environment Tony McRae was removed from the Ministry.[9] Mark McGowan temporarily assumed McRae's three portfolios.[10]
2 On 27 February 2007, John Bowler was removed from the Ministry and resigned from the Labor Party after details of his relationship with former Premier Brian Burke and fellow lobbyist Julian Grill.[11] On 2 March 2007, his term as a minister formally concluded and the Premier reshuffled the Cabinet.[12] The ministry was reduced from 16 to 15 members, whilst parliamentary secretary Sue Ellery was promoted to the ministry and the portfolios formerly assigned to McRae and Bowler were distributed.[13]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Police Minister loses portfolios over licence suspension". ABC Online. 8 May 2006. 
  2. ^ "No. 78 (Special)—Constitution Acts Amendment Act 1899—Reconstitution of the Ministry" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 8 May 2006. p. 2006:1751-1752. 
  3. ^ "D'Orazio resigns from Cabinet". ABC Online. 9 May 2006. 
  4. ^ "No.80 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 9 May 2006. p. 2006:1773-1774. 
  5. ^ "Burke, Marlborough caught on tape". 7.30 Report (ABC). 9 November 2006. 
  6. ^ "No.188 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 9 November 2006. p. 2006:4699-4700. 
  7. ^ "WA ministers sworn in after Cabinet reshuffle". ABC Online. 13 December 2006. 
  8. ^ "No.217 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 13 December 2006. p. 2006:5601-5603. 
  9. ^ "Carpenter says lobbyists' influence hard to erase". ABC Online. 26 February 2007. 
  10. ^ "No. 32 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 26 February 2007. p. 2007:621-622. 
  11. ^ "Sacked Bowler farewells Parliament". ABC Online. 28 February 2007. 
  12. ^ "Carpenter announces Cabinet reshuffle". ABC Online. 2 March 2007. 
  13. ^ "No. 40 (Special)" (PDF). Western Australia Government Gazette. 2 March 2007. p. 2007:719-721. 

References[edit]

  • Hansard Indexes for 2006 and 2007, "Legislature of Western Australia"
Preceded by
Gallop Ministry
Carpenter Ministry
2006-2008
Succeeded by
Barnett Ministry