Daniel Mookhey

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Daniel Mookhey
67th Treasurer of New South Wales
Assumed office
28 March 2023
PremierChris Minns
Preceded byMatt Kean
Minister for the Gig Economy
In office
28 March 2023 – 5 April 2023
PremierChris Minns
Succeeded bySophie Cotsis (as Minister for Industrial Relations)
Member of the New South Wales Legislative Council
Assumed office
6 May 2015
Preceded bySteve Whan
Personal details
Born1982 (age 41–42)
Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyLabor
Tamsin Lloyd
(m. 2014)
Alma materUniversity of Technology, Sydney
University of New England

Nitin Daniel Mookhey (born 1982) is an Australian politician and current Treasurer of New South Wales. He has been a Labor member of the New South Wales Legislative Council since 6 May 2015.[1]

Political career[edit]

Mookhey was appointed to the Legislative Council of New South Wales in 2015 to fill a vacancy caused by Steve Whan's resignation.[2][3][4][5][6]

Following the election of Michael Daley as the Leader of the Opposition in 2018, Mookhey was appointed as opposition cabinet secretary.

In 2019 following the election of Jodi McKay as leader after Labor's defeat in the 2019 New South Wales state election, Mookhey was elevated to the opposition front bench and appointed the Shadow Minister for Finance and Small Business and Shadow Minister for the Gig Economy.

On 11 June 2021, following Chris Minns' election as leader, Mookhey was appointed as the Shadow Treasurer, while retaining the portfolio for the Shadow Minister for the Gig Economy in Minns' Shadow Ministry.[7] He was sworn in as Treasurer and Minister for the Gig Economy on 28 March 2023, following Labor’s electoral success at the general election held on 25 March 2023.

Personal life[edit]

Mookhey was born in Blacktown to Indian migrants from Punjab, India and attended Model Farms High School and Girraween High School.[8]

Mookhey is the first parliamentarian in Australian history to be sworn into office on the Bhagavad Gita.[9]


  1. ^ "The Hon. Daniel Mookhey, MLC". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
  2. ^ "Sharpe swings back into NSW parliament". Nine News. 7 May 2015. Retrieved 6 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Daniel Mookhey elected to NSW Parliament". The Indian Telegraph. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  4. ^ "NSW election 2015: Evidence of Labor nominee rejected". The Australian. 2 April 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.[dead link]
  5. ^ "The union heavies". Crikey. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Daniel Mookhey in NSW Upper House". SBS News. 25 February 2015. Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 7 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Shadow Ministry in both Houses (by Seniority)". Members. Parliament of New South Wales. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 11 June 2021.
  8. ^ Harris, Christopher (26 March 2023). "Meet the people set to make up the next NSW government". The Sydney Morning Herald. 9 Entertainment. Retrieved 17 April 2023.
  9. ^ Hasham, Nicole (15 May 2015). "Labor MLC Daniel Mookhey makes Australian political history by swearing on the Bhagavad Gita". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
Political offices
Preceded by Treasurer of New South Wales
New title Minister for the Gig Economy
Succeeded byas Minister for Industrial Relations