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|Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government|
13 March 2013
|Prime Minister||Joseph Muscat
|Preceded by||Chris Said
Responsible for Justice
|Member of Parliament|
10 May 2008
24 May 1980 |
|Political party||Partit Laburista|
Owen Bonnici (born 24 May 1980) is a Maltese politician who has been Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government since 2014.
Following the March 2013 General Elections, he was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Justice. After a cabinet reshuffle he was made minister of justice, culture and local government in March 2014. http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2014-03-30/news/cabinet-reshuffle-10-changes-to-fill-4-vacancies-4432887813/
Dr Bonnici was first elected to Parliament in 2008 from the third electoral district, which is made up of the residents of the towns of Fgura, Marsascala and Zejtun. After serving as Opposition Spokesperson for Youth and Culture and subsequently for Higher Education, University, Research and Culture, he was handsomely elected in the 2013 elections. Prime Minister Joseph Muscat appointed him Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Justice and then Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government.
Prior to his election to Parliament he served on the Local Council of Marsascala for five years, first as a Councillor and then as Deputy Mayor, and as an elected member of the Labour Executive Council (2004-2008).
Dr Bonnici was responsible for a number of initiatives undertaken during the legislature, including the Whistleblowers' Act, Justice Reform and the Individual Investors' Program.
|Party political offices|
|Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Justice of Malta