Minister for Justice (New South Wales)

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Minister for Justice and Police
Minister for Racing
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Deputy Premier of New South Wales Troy Grant.jpg
Incumbent
Troy Grant

since 2 April 2015
Department of Justice
Style The Honourable
Inaugural holder George Wigram Allen (Justice)
Michael Cleary (Racing)
Formation 9 December 1873
4 July 1986
Minister for Corrections
Minister for Veterans Affairs
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Incumbent
David Elliott

since 2 April 2015
Department of Justice
Style The Honourable
Inaugural holder Bill Haigh
Formation 19 October 1978

The New South Wales Minister for Justice and Police is the elected officer of the government in the Australian state of New South Wales that is commissioned with responsibility for the administration of justice. The position supports the Attorney General and is typically, although not always, held concurrently with that office.

The current Minister for Justice and Police is Troy Grant, who is also the Deputy Premier of New South Wales. He is assisted in the administration of the portfolio by the Minister for Corrections and Minister for Veterans Affairs, currently David Elliott. Both have held these ministerial responsibilities since 2 April 2015.[1]

Together they administers their portfolio through the New South Wales Department of Justice and have responsibilities for Juvenile Justice, Prisons and Corrective Services. Grant also serves as Minister for Racing and administers the Office of Liquor, Gaming and Racing.[2]

Ministers for 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
Office not in use N/A N/A N/A
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
Office not in use N/A N/A N/A
Terry Griffiths Liberal 1991–1992 Minister for Justice
Ted Pickering 1992
Wayne Merton 1992–1993
John Hannaford 1993–1995
Office not in use N/A N/A N/A
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 – present Minister for Justice and Police

Assistant ministers[edit]

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

Corrective Services[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Bill Haigh Labor 19 October 1978 – 2 October 1981 Minister for Corrective Services
Rex Jackson 2 October 1981 – 27 October 1983
Peter Anderson 27 October 1983 – 5 April 1984
John Akister 5 April 1984 – 21 March 1988
Ray Aston Liberal 25 March 1988 – 23 May 1988
John Fahey 23 May 1988 – 8 June 1988
Michael Yabsley 8 June 1988 – 6 June 1991
Terry Griffiths 6 June 1991 – 28 June 1991 Minister for Courts Administration and Corrective Services
Office not in use N/A N/A N/A
Bob Debus Labor 4 April 1995 – 12 January 2001 Minister for Corrective Services
John Watkins 12 January 2001 – 21 November 2001
Richard Amery 21 November 2001 – 2 April 2003
Office not in use N/A N/A N/A
John Robertson Labor 30 January 2009 – 4 December 2009 Minister for Corrective Services
Phillip Costa 8 December 2009 – 28 March 2011
Office not in use N/A N/A N/A
David Elliott Liberal 2 April 2015 – present Minister for Corrections

Racing[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Michael Cleary Labor 4 July 1986 – 25 March 1988 Minister for Racing
Bob Rowland Smith National 1988–1989 Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing
1989–1991 Minister for Racing
George Souris 1991–1992 Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing
Joe Schipp Liberal 1992–1993
Christopher Downy 1993–1995
Richard Face Labor 1995–2003 Minister for Gaming and Racing
Michael Egan 2003
Grant McBride 2003–2007
Graham West 2007–2008
Kevin Greene 2008–2011
George Souris National 4 April 2011 – 23 April 2014 Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing
Troy Grant 23 April 2014 – 2 April 2015 Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing
2 April 2015 – present Minister for Racing

Veterans Affairs[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Graham West Labor 23 January 2009 – 4 December 2009 Minister Assisting the Premier on Veterans Affairs
Peter Primrose 4 December 2009 – 21 May 2010
Frank Terenzini 21 May 2010 – 28 March 2011
Office not in use N/A N/A N/A
Victor Dominello Liberal 23 April 2014 – 28 March 2015 Minister for Veterans Affairs
David Elliott 2 April 2015 – present

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