Iemma ministry (2005–07)

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First Iemma ministry
89th cabinet of New South Wales
MorrisIemma.jpg
Date formed 3 August 2005 (2005-08-03)
Date dissolved 2 April 2007 (2007-04-02)
People and organisations
Head of government Morris Iemma
Deputy head of government John Watkins
Head of state Queen Elizabeth II (represented by Marie Bashir)
No. of ministers 18
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
2
Total no. of ministers 20
Member party Labor
Status in legislature Labor Majority Government
Opposition party LiberalNational Coalition
Opposition leader
History
Outgoing election New South Wales state election, 2007
Predecessor Fourth Carr ministry
Successor Second Iemma ministry

The Iemma ministry (2005–2007) or First Iemma ministry is the 89th ministry of the Government of New South Wales, and was led by the 40th Premier Morris Iemma. It was the first of two occasions when Iemma was Premier.

The 1st Iemma Labor ministry was formed following the shock retirement of Bob Carr as Premier after Carr had the longest continuous service as Premier, from 1995 until 2005.[1] Iemma succeeded Carr after a bitter inter-factional battle against Carl Scully who withdrew from the caucus contest after Iemma received backing from Labor's head office and powerbrokers in the dominant NSW Right of the Labor Party.[2]

This ministry covers the period from 3 August 2005 until 2 April 2007, when the outcome of the 2007 state election was determined and Iemma re-elected for a second term.[3]

Composition of ministry[edit]

First arrangement[edit]

The composition of the ministry was announced by Premier Iemma on 3 August 2005. Ministers are listed in order of seniority.

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Premier
Treasurer
Minister for Citizenship
Hon. Morris Iemma MP   Labor 3 August 2005 17 February 2006 198 days
Minister for Transport
Minister for State Development
Hon. John Watkins MP  
Deputy Premier   10 August 2005 191 days
Special Minister of State
Minister for Commerce
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Ageing
Minister for Disability Service
Assistant Treasurer
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Hon. John Della Bosca MLC   3 August 2005 17 February 2006 198 days
Attorney-General
Minister for the Environment
Minister for the Arts
Hon. Bob Debus MP   2 March 2007 1 year, 211 days
Minister for Police
Minister for Utilities
Hon. Carl Scully MP   17 February 2006 198 days
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 1 Hon. Carmel Tebbutt MP   10 August 2005 7 days
Minister for Education and Training   2 April 2007 1 year, 242 days
Minister for Ports and Waterways 2 Hon. Michael Costa MLC   10 August 2005 7 days
Minister for Finance
Minister for Infrastructure
Minister for the Hunter
  17 February 2006 198 days
Minister for Health Hon. John Hatzistergos MLC   2 April 2007 1 year, 242 days
Minister for Planning
Minister for Redfern Waterloo
Minister for Science and Medical Research
Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Cancer)
Hon. Frank Sartor MP  
Minister for Community Services
Minister for Youth
Hon. Reba Meagher MP  
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Women
Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development
Hon. Sandra Nori MP  
Minister for Natural Resources
Minister for Primary Industries
Minister for Mineral Resources
Hon. Ian Macdonald MLC  
Minister for Justice
Minister for Juvenille Justice
Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Lands
Minister for Rural Affairs
Hon. Tony Kelly MLC  
Minister for Western Sydney
Minister for Fair Trading
Minister Assisting the Minister for Commerce
Hon. Diane Beamer MP  
Minister for Roads Hon. Joe Tripodi MP   17 February 2006 198 days
Minister for Housing   10 August 2005 7 days
Minister for Regional Development
Minister for the Illawarra
Minister for Small Business
Hon. David Campbell MP   2 April 2007 1 year, 242 days
Minister for Gaming and Racing
Minister for the Central Coast
Hon. Grant McBride MP  
Minister for Local Government Hon. Kerry Hickey MP  
Minister for Ports and Waterways Hon. Eric Roozendaal MLC   10 August 2005 17 February 2006 191 days
Minister for Housing 3
Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Mental Health)
Hon. Cherie Burton MP   2 April 2007 1 year, 242 days
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Minister Assisting the Premier on Citizenship
Hon. Milton Orkopoulos MP   8 November 2006 1 year, 97 days
1 Watkins was appointed Deputy Premier on 10 August 2005 after the announcement of the resignations of Carr's former deputy, Andrew Refshauge[4] and senior minister, Craig Knowles[5][6] just hours before the swearing in ceremony on 3 August 2005.
2 Aboriginal Affairs portfolio transferred from Tebbutt to Orkopoulos on 10 August 2005.
3 Ports and Waterways portfolio transferred from Costa to Roozendaal on 10 August 2005.
3 Housing portfolio transferred from Tripodi to Burton on 10 August 2005.

Second arrangement[edit]

This arrangement cover the period from the first ministerial reshuffle on 17 February 2006 until a subsequent reshuffle on 26 October 2006. Only changes in portfolios are shown below.

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Premier
Minister for State Development 2
Minister for Citizenship
Hon. Morris Iemma MP   Labor 17 February 2006 2 April 2007 1 year, 44 days
Deputy Premier
Minister for Transport 2
Hon. John Watkins MP  
Minister for Commerce
Minister for Finance
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Ageing
Minister for Disability Service
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Hon. John Della Bosca MLC  
Minister for Police 4 Hon. Carl Scully MP   26 October 2006 251 days
Treasurer 15
Minister for Infrastructure
Minister for the Hunter
Hon. Michael Costa MLC   2 April 2007 1 year, 44 days
Minister for Energy
Minister for Ports and Waterways 6
Minister Assisting the Treasurer on Business and Economic Regulatory Reform 3
Hon. Joe Tripodi MP  
Minister for Water Utilities Hon. David Campbell MP  
Minister for Roads 8 Hon. Eric Roozendaal MLC  
1 Treasury portfolio transferred from Iemma to Costa
2 State Development portfolio transferred from Watkins to Iemma
3 Special Minister of State portfolio abolished and Assistant Treasurer portfolio transferred from Della Bosca to Tripodi
4 Utilities portfolio transferred from Scully to Watkins as Scully resigns from parliament
5 Finance potrfolio transferred from Costa to Della Bosca
6 Ports and Waterways transferred from Roozendaal to Tripodi; new portfolios of Energy, and Assisting the Treasurer on Business and Economic Regulatory Reform created
7 New portfolio of Water Utilities created
8 Roads portfolio transferred from Tripodi to Roozendaal

Third arrangement[edit]

This arrangement cover the period from two minor ministerial reshuffles on 26 October 2006[7] and again on 9 November 2006[8] until the 2007 state election. Only changes in portfolios are shown below.

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Minister for Police 1 Hon. John Watkins MP   Labor 26 October 2006 2 April 2007 158 days
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs 2
Minister Assisting the Premier on Citizenship
Hon. Reba Meagher MP   8 November 2006 145 days
Minister Assisting the Minister for Transport 3 Hon. Eric Roozendaal MLC   26 October 2006 158 days
1 Police portfolio transferred from Scully to Watkins as Scully was sacked from the ministry[7]
2 Aboriginal Affairs portfolio transferred from Orkopoulos to Meagher as Orkopoulos was sacked from the ministry[8]
3 New portfolio created of Minister Assisting Transport

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephens, Tony (28 July 2005). "A 'solid chapter' comes to an end". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Davies, Anne; Pearlman, Johnathan (30 July 2005). "Introducing your new premier". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Former Members - Chronological List of Ministries 1856 to 2009 (requires download)". Project for the Sesquicentenary of Responsible Government in NSW. Parliament of New South Wales. Archived from the original (Excel spreadsheet) on 15 March 2011. Retrieved 10 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Nolan, Tanya (2 August 2005). "Andrew Refshauge quits NSW politics" (transcript). PM (ABC Radio). Australia. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  5. ^ Roy, Edmond (3 August 2005). "Craig Knowles also quits NSW politics" (transcript). PM (ABC Radio). Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Labor clearout: now Knowles quits". The Sydney Morning Herald. AAP. 3 August 2005. Retrieved 15 July 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Clennell, Andrew; Davies, Anne; Pearlman, Jonathan (26 October 2006). "Police Minister sacked". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  8. ^ a b Clennell, Andrew; Davies, Anne (9 November 2006). "Scandal kept under wraps for a year". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
Preceded by
Carr ministry (2003–2005)
First Iemma ministry
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Iemma ministry (2007–2008)