Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads

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Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads was a position within the Australian federal government from 7 October 2003 until 3 December 2007.

The outer ministry position of Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads was created in the Third Howard Ministry on 7 October 2003. The first minister to hold this position was Senator Ian Campbell, who held it from 7 October 2003 until 18 July 2004. On 18 July 2004, the position was transferred to Jim Lloyd, then Federal Member for Robertson. When the Fourth Howard Ministry started on 22 October 2004, Lloyd retained the position, and did so up until the 2007 Federal Election when Kevin Rudd and the Australian Labor Party won government.

Rudd's first ministry eliminated the position of Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads. The responsibilities were given to Anthony Albanese, Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government. Accordingly, the old Department of Transport and Regional Services was renamed to Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.

Ministers for local government[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial Title
Tom Uren Australian Labor Party 1983–1984 Minister for Territories and Local Government
1984–1987 Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services
Clyde Holding 1987 Minister for Immigration, Local Government and Ethnic Affairs
Margaret Reynolds 1987–1990 Minister for Local Government
Wendy Fatin 1990–1991
David Simmons 1991–1993
Brian Howe 1993 Minister for Housing, Local Government and Community Services
1993–1994 Minister for Housing, Local Government and Human Services
Warwick Smith Liberal Party 1996–1997 Minister for Sport, Territories and Local Government
Alex Somlyay 1997–1998 Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government
Ian Macdonald 1998–2001
Wilson Tuckey 2002–2003 Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government
Ian Campbell 2003–2004 Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads
Jim Lloyd 2004–2007

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