Newman Ministry

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Newman Ministry
38th cabinet of Queensland
Campbell Newman being interviewed (cropped).jpg
Premier Campbell Newman, pictured in 2011
Date formed 26 March 2012 (2012-03-26)
Date dissolved 14 February 2015 (2015-02-14)
People and organisations
Head of state Queen Elizabeth II (represented by Penelope Wensley and Paul de Jersey)
Head of government Campbell Newman
Deputy head of government Jeff Seeney
No. of ministers 23
Ministers removed
(Death/resignation/dismissal)
3
Total no. of ministers 26
Member party Liberal National
Status in legislature Liberal National majority government
Opposition party Labor
Opposition leader Annastacia Palaszczuk
History
Election(s) Queensland state election, 2012
Outgoing election Queensland state election, 2015
Predecessor Bligh Ministry
Successor Palaszczuk Ministry

Campbell Newman led the Liberal National Party of Queensland to its first victory at the 2012 state election. His interim Ministry of three members was sworn in on 26 March 2012, pending his determination of the make-up of his full Ministry. His replaced the Ministry of Anna Bligh. Following his party's loss at the 2015 state election, Newman soon resigned as Premier to make way for the ministry of Annastacia Palaszczuk.

Full list[edit]

Portfolio Minister Term
Premier Campbell Newman 2012–2015
Deputy Premier
Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
Jeff Seeney 2012–2015
Treasurer
Minister for Trade
Tim Nicholls 2012–2015
Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg 2012–2015
Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek 2012–2015
Minister for Police and Community Safety David Gibson 2012
Jack Dempsey 2012–2013
Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services Jack Dempsey 2013-2015
Attorney-General
Minister for Justice
Jarrod Bleijie 2012–2015
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson 2012–2015
Minister for Local Government David Crisafulli 2012–2015
Minister for Local Government, Community Recovery and Resilience 2013–2015
Minister for Housing and Public Works Bruce Flegg 2012
Tim Mander 2012–2015
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries John McVeigh 2012–2015
Minister for the Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell 2012–2015
Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps 2012–2015
Minister for Energy and Water Supply Mark McArdle 2012–2015
Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Tracy Davis 2012–2015
Minister for Science, IT, Innovation and The Arts Ros Bates 2012–2013
Ian Walker 2013–2015
Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Steve Dickson 2012–2015
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey 2012–2015
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs
Minister assisting the Premier
Jack Dempsey 2012
Glen Elmes from 23 April 2012 2012–2015
Assistant Ministers
Assistant Minister to the Premier of e-government Ray Stevens 2012–2015
Assistant Minister to the Premier Deb Frecklington 2014-2015
Assistant Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Lisa France 2012–2014
Seath Holswich 2014–2015
Assistant Minister for Sport and Racing Tim Mander 2012
Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers Ted Malone 2012–2015
Assistant Minister for Health Chris Davis 2012–2014
Assistant Minister for Tourism Gavin King 2012–2015
Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin 2012–2015
Assistant Minister for Child Safety Rob Molhoek 2012–2013
Tarnya Smith 2013–2015
Assistant Minister for Planning Reform Ian Walker 2012–2013
Rob Molhoek 2013–2015
Assistant Minister for Finance, Administration and Regulatory Reform Deb Frecklington 2012–2014
Lisa France 2014–2015
Assistant Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs David Kempton 2012–2015
Assistant Minister for Technical and Further Education Saxon Rice 2012–2015
Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robert Cavallucci 2012–2015
Parliamentary Roles
Manager of Government Business Ray Stevens 2012–2015
Government Chief Whip Vaughan Johnson 2012–2015
Senior Government Whip Rosemary Menkens 2012–2015
Deputy Government Whip Ted Sorensen 2012–2015
Tarnya Smith 2012–2013
Ian Kaye 2013–2015

Initial Ministry[edit]

The members of the first full ministry, sworn in on 3 April 2012, are as follows:[1]

Portfolio Minister
Premier Campbell Newman
Deputy Premier
Minister for State Development, Infrastructure and Planning
Jeff Seeney
Treasurer
Minister for Trade
Tim Nicholls
Minister for Health Lawrence Springborg
Minister for Education, Training and Employment John-Paul Langbroek
Minister for Police and Community Safety David Gibson
Attorney-General
Minister for Justice
Jarrod Bleijie
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson
Minister for Housing and Public Works Bruce Flegg
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestries John McVeigh
Minister for the Environment and Heritage Protection Andrew Powell
Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Andrew Cripps
Minister for Energy and Water Supply Mark McArdle
Minister for Local Government David Crisafulli
Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services Tracy Davis
Minister for Science, IT, Innovation and The Arts Ros Bates
Minister for National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing Steve Dickson
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Small Business and Commonwealth Games Jann Stuckey
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs
Minister assisting the Premier
Jack Dempsey
Assistant Ministers
Assistant Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Lisa France
Assistant Minister for Sport and Racing Tim Mander
Assistant Minister for Health Chris Davis
Assistant Minister for Tourism Gavin King
Assistant Minister for Public Transport Steve Minnikin
Assistant Minister for Child Safety Rob Molhoek
Assistant Minister for Planning Reform Ian Walker
Assistant Minister for Finance, Administration and Regulatory Reform Deb Frecklington
Assistant Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs David Kempton
Assistant Minister for Technical and Further Education Saxon Rice
Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Robert Cavallucci
Parliamentary Roles
Leader of the House Ray Stevens
Government Chief Whip Vaughan Johnson
Senior Government Whip Rosemary Menkens
Deputy Government Whip Ted Sorensen
Tarnya Smith
Changes
  • 16 April 2012: David Gibson resigned as Minister for Police and Community Safety, and Jack Dempsey was appointed acting Police Minister.[2] At the same time, it was announced he would be appointed to that post and be replaced as Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs by Glen Elmes,[3] which happened on 23 April 2012.[4]
  • 14 November 2012: Bruce Flegg resigned as Minister for Housing and Public Works[5] and Energy and Water Supply Minister Mark McArdle became Acting Housing and Public Works Minister.[6] On 19 November, Tim Mander, then Assistant Minister for Sport and Racing, took over as Minister for Housing and Public Works.[7] Ted Malone became Assistant Minister for Emergency Volunteers.[8]
  • 4 February 2013: Following the 2013 Queensland disaster flooding, Newman appointed Local Government Minister David Crisafulli to the new portfolio of Community Recovery and Resilience, in addition to his Local Government responsibilities.[9]
  • 15 February 2013: Ros Bates resigned as Minister for Science, IT, Innovation and The Arts, and John-Paul Langbroek (the Education, Training and Employment Minister) became acting minister.[10] On 20 February, Ian Walker took over the portfolio, a promotion from Assistant Minister for Planning Reform. Assistant Minister for Child Safety Rob Molhoek became Assistant Minister for Planning Reform and Deputy Whip Tarnya Smith succeeded him as Assistant Minister for Child Safety.[11]
  • 1 November 2013: Following Mike Keelty's Police and Community Safety review, Jack Dempsey had his portfolio responsibilities changed. Corrections was moved to Department of Justice and Attorney-General and ambulances were moved to Department of Health. As a result, Minister Dempsey's title changed to Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services and was sworn in by the Governor on 1 November 2013. [12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Premier announces new Ministry". Department of Premier and Cabinet. 30 March 2012. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Queensland, Gazette: Extraordinary, No 91, 16 April 2012, 953.
  3. ^ Wardill, Steven (17 April 2012). "Campbell Newman dumps Police Minister David Gibson over allegations he drove while license suspended". Courier Mail. 
  4. ^ Queensland, Gazette: Extraordinary, No 96, 23 April 2012, 985.
  5. ^ "Bruce Flegg quits as Queensland Government's Housing Minister – and Premier says he felt he had to go". News Limited. 14 November 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Newman considers Flegg replacement". ABC News. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  7. ^ "Premier announces new Minister". Queensland Government (Department of the Premier and Cabinet). 15 November 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  8. ^ "Ted Malone promoted to new role". Queensland Government (Department of Premier and Cabinet). 15 November 2012. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  9. ^ "Minister to focus on community recovery and resilience". Queensland Government (Department of the Premier and Cabinet). 1 February 2013. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  10. ^ "Minister Ros Bates resigns as Premier Newman says she's been under "intense pressure"". Courier Mail. 15 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Walker sworn in as Qld Minister". ABC News. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings 19 November 2013" (PDF). Queensland Parliament. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
Preceded by
Bligh Ministry
Newman Ministry
2012–2015
Succeeded by
First Palaszczuk Ministry