Minister for Defence Personnel

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Minister for Defence Personnel
Incumbent
Dan Tehan

since 19 July 2016 (2016-07-19)
Department of Defence
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Ros Kelly
Formation 1987

In the Government of Australia, the Minister for Defence Personnel is the Hon. Dan Tehan MP since 19 July 2016.

The ministerial portfolio has existed under various names since 1987. The Minister appointed is responsible for oversight of defence personnel and administered the portfolio through the Department of Defence, the Australian Defence Force, the Australian Defence Force Academy, and a range of other agencies.

While ultimately responsible to the Commonwealth of Australia and the Parliament, in practical terms, the minister reports to the Minister for Defence.

List of Ministers for Defence Personnel[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Defence Personnel, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Ros Kelly   Labor Hawke Minister for Defence Science and Personnel 18 September 1987 (1987-09-18) 6 April 1989 (1989-04-06) 1 year, 200 days
2 David Simmons 6 April 1989 (1989-04-06) 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 363 days
3 Gordon Bilney 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 2 years, 354 days
Keating 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24)
4 John Faulkner 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 1 year, 1 day
5 Gary Punch 25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 1 year, 352 days
6 Bronwyn Bishop Liberal Howard Minister for Defence Industry, Science and Personnel 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 2 years, 224 days
7 Warren Snowdon Labor Rudd Minister for Defence Science and Personnel 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 1 year, 188 days
8 Greg Combet Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 1 April 2010 (2010-04-01) 296 days
9 Alan Griffin Minister for Defence Personnel 1 April 2010 (2010-04-01) 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 166 days
Gillard 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14)
(7) Warren Snowdon Minister for Defence Science and Personnel 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 3 years, 4 days
Rudd 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18)
10 Mal Brougha   Liberal National Turnbull Minister for Defence Materiel and Science 21 September 2015 (2015-09-21) 29 December 2015 (2015-12-29) 99 days
acting Marise Paynea   Liberal Acting Minister for Defence Materiel and Science 29 December 2015 (2015-12-29) 18 February 2016 (2016-02-18) 51 days
11 Dan Tehan   Liberal Turnbull Minister for Defence Personnel 19 July 2016 (2016-07-19) incumbent 309 days

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

a ^ Minister Mal Brough temporarily stood aside on 29 December 2015. Subsequently, Senator Marise Payne served as Acting Minister for Defence Materiel and Science. Brough later resigned from the Ministry on 13 February 2016 and Payne remained acting in the role until the rearranged ministry was sworn on 18 February 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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