Minister for Trade and Investment (Australia)

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Minister for Trade and Investment
Steven Ciobo Portrait 2013.jpg
Incumbent
Steve Ciobo

since 13 February 2016
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Charles Kingston
Formation 1901

The Australian Minister for Trade and Investment is the Hon. Steve Ciobo

Portfolio[edit]

In the Government of Australia, the Minister administers the portfolio through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade jointly with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, although prior to 1987 there was a separate Department of Trade. Other trade-related bodies for which he is responsible are:

List of Ministers for Trade and Investment[edit]

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

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Charles Kingston   Protectionist Barton Minister for Trade and Customs 1 January 1901 (1901-01-01) 24 July 1903 (1903-07-24) 2 years, 204 days
2 William Lyne   Protectionist Barton Minister for Trade and Customs 11 August 1903 (1903-08-11) 24 September 1903 (1903-09-24) 260 days
  Deakin 24 September 1903 (1903-09-24) 27 April 1904 (1904-04-27)
3 Andrew Fisher   Labor Watson 27 April 1904 (1904-04-27) 17 August 1904 (1904-08-17) 112 days
4 Allan McLean   Protectionist Reid 17 August 1904 (1904-08-17) 5 July 1905 (1905-07-05) 322 days
n/a William Lyne   Deakin 5 July 1905 (1905-07-05) 30 July 1907 (1907-07-30) 2 years, 25 days
5 Austin Chapman   30 July 1907 (1907-07-30) 13 November 1908 (1908-11-13) 1 year, 106 days
6 Frank Tudor   Labor Fisher 13 November 1908 (1908-11-13) 2 June 1909 (1909-06-02) 201 days
7 Robert Best   Protectionist Deakin 2 June 1909 (1909-06-02) 29 April 1910 (1910-04-29) 331 days
n/a Frank Tudor   Labor Fisher 29 April 1910 (1910-04-29) 24 June 1913 (1913-06-24) 3 years, 56 days
8 Littleton Groom   Commonwealth Liberal Cook 24 June 1913 (1913-06-24) 17 September 1914 (1914-09-17) 1 year, 85 days
n/a Frank Tudor   Labor Fisher 17 September 1914 (1914-09-17) 27 October 1915 (1915-10-27) 1 year, 363 days
  Hughes 27 October 1915 (1915-10-27) 14 September 1916 (1916-09-14)
9 Billy Hughes   Labor Hughes Minister for Trade and Customs 29 September 1916 (1916-09-29) 14 November 1916 (1916-11-14) 46 days
10 William Archibald   National Labor 14 November 1916 (1916-11-14) 17 February 1917 (1917-02-17) 95 days
11 Jens Jensen   Nationalist 17 February 1917 (1917-02-17) 13 December 1918 (1918-12-13) 1 year, 299 days
12 William Watt   13 December 1918 (1918-12-13) 17 January 1919 (1919-01-17) 35 days
13 Walter Massy-Greene   17 January 1919 (1919-01-17) 21 December 1921 (1921-12-21) 2 years, 338 days
14 Arthur Rodgers   21 December 1921 (1921-12-21) 5 February 1923 (1923-02-05) 1 year, 46 days
15 Austin Chapman   Nationalist Bruce Minister for Trade and Customs 9 February 1923 (1923-02-09) 26 May 1924 (1924-05-26) 1 year, 107 days
n/a Littleton Groom   26 May 1924 (1924-05-26) 13 June 1924 (1924-06-13) 18 days
16 Herbert Pratten   13 June 1924 (1924-06-13) 7 May 1928 (1928-05-07) 3 years, 329 days
17 Stanley Bruce   8 May 1928 (1928-05-08) 28 November 1928 (1928-11-28) 204 days
18 Henry Gullett   28 November 1928 (1928-11-28) 22 October 1929 (1929-10-22) 328 days
19 James Fenton   Labor Scullin 22 October 1929 (1929-10-22) 4 February 1931 (1931-02-04) 1 year, 105 days
20 Frank Forde   4 February 1931 (1931-02-04) 6 January 1932 (1932-01-06) 336 days
n/a Henry Gullett   United Australia Lyons 6 January 1932 (1932-01-06) 14 January 1933 (1933-01-14) 1 year, 8 days
21 Thomas White   14 January 1933 (1933-01-14) 8 November 1938 (1938-11-08) 5 years, 298 days
22 John Perkins   8 November 1938 (1938-11-08) 7 April 1939 (1939-04-07) 169 days
  Page 7 April 1939 (1939-04-07) 26 April 1939 (1939-04-26)
23 John Lawson   Menzies 26 April 1939 (1939-04-26) 23 February 1940 (1940-02-23) 303 days
24 Robert Menzies   23 February 1940 (1940-02-23) 14 March 1940 (1940-03-14) 20 days
25 George McLeay   14 March 1940 (1940-03-14) 28 October 1940 (1940-10-28) 228 days
26 Eric Harrison   28 October 1940 (1940-10-28) 29 August 1941 (1941-08-29) 344 days
  Fadden 29 August 1941 (1941-08-29) 7 October 1941 (1941-10-07)
27 Richard Keane   Labor Curtin 7 October 1941 (1941-10-07) 6 July 1945 (1945-07-06) 4 years, 201 days
  Forde 6 July 1945 (1945-07-06) 13 July 1945 (1945-07-13)
  Chifley 13 July 1945 (1945-07-13) 26 April 1946 (1946-04-26)
28 John Dedman   26 April 1946 (1946-04-26) 18 June 1946 (1946-06-18) 53 days
29 James Fraser   18 June 1946 (1946-06-18) 1 November 1946 (1946-11-01) 136 days
30 Ben Courtice   1 November 1946 (1946-11-01) 19 December 1949 (1949-12-19) 3 years, 48 days
31 Neil O'Sullivan   Liberal Menzies 19 December 1949 (1949-12-19) 11 January 1956 (1956-01-11) 6 years, 23 days
32 John McEwen   Country Minister for Trade 11 January 1956 (1956-01-11) 18 December 1963 (1963-12-18) 15 years, 25 days
  Minister for Trade and Industry 18 December 1963 (1963-12-18) 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26)
  Holt 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26) 19 December 1967 (1967-12-19)
  McEwen 19 December 1967 (1967-12-19) 10 January 1968 (1968-01-10)
  Gorton 10 January 1968 (1968-01-10) 5 February 1971 (1971-02-05)
33 Doug Anthony   5 February 1971 (1971-02-05) 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10) 1 year, 270 days
  McMahon 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10) 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05)
34 Gough Whitlam1   Labor Whitlam 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05) 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 14 days
35 Jim Cairns   Minister for Overseas Trade 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 11 December 1974 (1974-12-11) 1 year, 357 days
36 Frank Crean   11 December 1974 (1974-12-11) 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 335 days
n/a Doug Anthony   National Country Fraser 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 7 years, 120 days
  Minister for Trade and Resources 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 16 October 1982
  National 16 October 1982 11 March 1983
37 Lionel Bowen   Labor Hawke Minister for Trade 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 1 year, 277 days
38 John Dawkins   13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 2 years, 223 days
39 Michael Duffy   Minister for Trade Negotiations 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 2 years, 254 days
40 Neal Blewett   4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 1 February 1991 (1991-02-01) 1 year, 267 days
  Minister for Trade and Overseas Development 1 February 1991 (1991-02-01) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20)
  Keating 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27)
41 John Kerin   27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 1 year, 87 days
42 Peter Cook   Minister for Trade 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 30 January 1994 (1994-01-30) 312 days
43 Bob McMullan   30 January 1994 (1994-01-30) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 2 years, 41 days
44 Tim Fischer   National Howard 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 20 July 1999 (1999-07-20) 3 years, 131 days
45 Mark Vaile   20 July 1999 (1999-07-20) 29 September 2006 (2006-09-29) 7 years, 71 days
46 Warren Truss   29 September 2006 (2006-09-29) 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 1 year, 65 days
47 Simon Crean   Labor Rudd 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 2 years, 207 days
  Gillard 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28)
48 Stephen Smith   28 June 2010 (2010-06-28) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 78 days
49 Craig Emerson   14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 5 March 2012 (2012-03-05) 2 years, 286 days
  Minister for Trade and Competitiveness 5 March 2012 (2012-03-05) 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27)
50 Richard Marles   Rudd Minister for Trade 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 83 days
51 Andrew Robb   Liberal Abbott Minister for Trade and Investment 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 15 September 2015 2 years, 148 days
  Turnbull 15 September 2015 (2015-09-15) 13 February 2016 (2016-02-13)
51 Steve Ciobo   13 February 2016 (2016-02-13) incumbent 0

Notes

1 Whitlam was part of a two-man ministry that comprised just Gough Whitlam and Lance Barnard for fourteen days, until the full ministry was announced.

List of Ministers for Special Trade Representations[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Ministers for Special Trade Representations, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 John Howard   Liberal Fraser Minister for Special Trade Negotiations 17 July 1977 (1977-07-17) 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 156 days
2 Victor Garland   Minister for Special Trade Representations 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 8 December 1979 (1979-12-08) 1 year, 353 days
3 Douglas Scott   National Country 8 December 1979 (1979-12-08) 19 August 1980 (1980-08-19) 255 days
4 Ian Sinclair   19 August 1980 (1980-08-19) 3 November 1980 (1980-11-03) 76 days
5 Richard Colbeck   Liberal Turnbull Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment 21 September 2015 (2015-09-21) Incumbent 145 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 22 September 2013. 

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