Minister for Corrections (New South Wales)

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Minister for Corrections
Minister for Veterans Affairs
Minister for Counter Terrorism
Coat of Arms of New South Wales.svg
Incumbent
David Elliott

since 2 April 2015
Department of Justice
Style The Honourable
Inaugural holder Bill Haigh (as the Minister for Corrective Services)
Graham West (as the Minister Assisting the Premier on Veterans Affairs)
Formation 19 October 1978 (Corrective Services)
23 January 2009 (Veterans Affairs)

The New South Wales Minister for Corrections is a minister of the Government of New South Wales who is commissioned with responsibility for the administration of correctional services, juvenile justice, prisons, veterans' affairs and counter terrorism in New South Wales, Australia. The position supports the Attorney General and is sometimes, although not always, held concurrently with that office.[1][2]

The current Minister for Corrections is David Elliott, who is also the Minister for Veterans Affairs, since 2 April 2015 and the Minister for Counter Terrorism, since 30 January 2017.[3] The minister administers the portfolio through the New South Wales Department of Justice.[4]

List of ministers[edit]

Corrections[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Bill Haigh Labor Minister for Corrective Services 19 October 1978 2 October 1981 2 years, 348 days
Rex Jackson 2 October 1981 27 October 1983 2 years, 25 days
Peter Anderson 27 October 1983 5 April 1984 161 days
John Akister 5 April 1984 21 March 1988 3 years, 351 days
Ray Aston Liberal 25 March 1988 23 May 1988 63 days
John Fahey 23 May 1988 8 June 1988 16 days
Michael Yabsley 8 June 1988 6 June 1991 2 years, 363 days
Terry Griffiths Minister for Courts Administration and Corrective Services 6 June 1991 28 June 1991 22 days
Bob Debus Labor Minister for Corrective Services 4 April 1995 12 January 2001 5 years, 283 days
John Watkins 12 January 2001 21 November 2001 313 days
Richard Amery 21 November 2001 2 April 2003 1 year, 132 days
John Robertson Labor Minister for Corrective Services 30 January 2009 4 December 2009 308 days
Phillip Costa 8 December 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 110 days
David Elliott Liberal Minister for Corrections 2 April 2015 incumbent 2 years, 239 days

Veterans Affairs[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term begin Term end Time in office
Graham West Labor Minister Assisting the Premier on Veterans Affairs 23 January 2009 4 December 2009 315 days
Peter Primrose 4 December 2009 21 May 2010 168 days
Frank Terenzini 21 May 2010 28 March 2011 311 days
Victor Dominello Liberal Minister for Veterans Affairs 23 April 2014 28 March 2015 339 days
David Elliott 2 April 2015 incumbent 2 years, 239 days

Counter Terrorism[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term begin Term end Time in office
David Elliott Liberal Minister for Counter Terrorism 30 January 2017 incumbent 301 days

Former ministerial titles[edit]

Justice[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
George Wigram Allen None 1873–1875 Minister for Justice and Public Instruction
Joseph Docker 1875–1877
Francis Suttor 1877
John Lackey 1877
Joseph Leary 1877–1878
Francis Suttor 1878–1880
1880 Minister for Justice
Sir Joseph Innes 1880–1881
William Foster 1881–1883
Henry Cohen 1883–1885
James Farnell 1885
Thomas Slattery 1885
Louis Heydon 1885–1886
James Garvan Protectionist 1886–1887
William Clarke Free Trade 1887–1889
Thomas Slattery Protectionist 1889
Albert Gould Free Trade 1889–1891
Richard O'Connor Protectionist 1891–1893
Thomas Slattery 1893–1894
Albert Gould Free Trade 1894–1898
Charles Lee 1898–1899
John Hughes 1899
William Wood Protectionist 1899–1901
Robert Fitzgerald Progressive Party 1901
Thomas Waddell Progressive Party 1904 Minister for Justice
Charles Wade Liberal Reform 1904–1909
John Garland 1909–1910
William Holman Labor 1910–1912
David Hall 1912–1916
John Garland Nationalist 1916–1919
John FitzGerald 1919–1920
Edward McTiernan Labor 1920
William McKell 1920–1921
Thomas Bavin Nationalist 1921
William McKell Labor 1921–1922
Thomas Ley Nationalist 1922–1925
William McKell Labor 1925–1927
Andrew Lysaght 1927
John Lee Nationalist 1927–1930
Joseph Lamaro Labor 1930–1931
William McKell 1931–1932
Daniel Levy United Australia 1932
Lewis Martin 1932–1939
Vernon Treatt 1939–1941
Reg Downing Labor 1941–1960
Jack Mannix 1960–1965
John Maddison Liberal 1965–1976
Ron Mulock Labor 1976–1978
Frank Walker 1978–1983
Paul Landa 1983–1984
Terry Griffiths Liberal 1991–1992 Minister for Justice
Ted Pickering 1992
Wayne Merton 1992–1993
John Hannaford 1993–1995
John Hatzistergos Labor 2003–2005 Minister for Justice
Tony Kelly 2005–2007
John Hatzistergos 2007–2011
Greg Smith Liberal 2011–2014
Brad Hazzard 2014-2015
Troy Grant Nationals 2 April 2015 – 30 January 2017 Minister for Justice and Police

Juvenile Justice[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Carmel Tebbutt Labor 8 April 1999 – 2 April 2003 Minister for Juvenile Justice
Diane Beamer 2 April 2003 – 3 August 2005
Tony Kelly 3 August 2005 – 2 April 2007
John Hatzistergos 2 April 2007 – 11 April 2007
Barbara Perry 11 April 2007 – 5 September 2008
Graham West 8 September 2008 – 5 June 2010
Barbara Perry 5 June 2010 – 28 March 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ Robertson, James (28 January 2017). "Anthony Roberts, Brad Hazzard take key roles in Gladys Berejiklian reshuffle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 
  3. ^ Hasham, Nicole (3 April 2015). "Premier Mike Baird's new NSW cabinet sworn in: Gladys Berejiklian and Gabrielle Upton first female Treasurer and Attorney-General". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 April 2015. 
  4. ^ Needham, Kirsty (5 April 2015). "Long arm of the law extends as police minister set to control liquor trade in NSW". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 

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