New Labor Ministry To Focus On Jobs
Three new members of Cabinet have today been sworn in, with Natalie Hutchins, Shaun Leane and Danny Pearson joining the Andrews Labor Government Ministry.
Formerly Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Natalie Hutchins will again be a determined voice on behalf of victim survivors, taking up the portfolios of Victim Support and delivering the Government’s reform agenda in Corrections, Youth Justice, and Crime Prevention.
Having spent his parliamentary career representing communities in the outer east, Shaun Leane will ensure our growing suburbs have the services and infrastructure they need as Minister for Suburban Development. As Minister for Local Government, he will support local councils as they grapple with the pandemic, and as the son of a World War II veteran, he’ll also bring his very real personal connection to the portfolio of Minister for Veterans.
As Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Regulatory Reform, Danny Pearson will work closely with the Treasurer to deliver the Budget, oversee government shared services and bring clarity and coordination to the government’s regulatory structure. As Minister for Government Services, he will oversee the public sector, cyber security and citizen digital transaction reform.
Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, the role of government in supporting business and industry has never been more important. Martin Pakula will take on the key portfolio of Industry Support and Recovery – helping Victorian businesses navigate restrictions and restart their operations in a COVIDsafe economy, and delivering targeted support for our key job-creating sectors.
Recognising their importance to our state’s ability to grow new jobs, Minister Pakula will also take responsibility for the development of the Docklands precinct, Fishermans Bend and the Footscray precinct as part of the new Business Precincts portfolio. He will continue his work in the portfolios of Trade, Tourism, Sport and Major Events, and Racing.
Ben Carroll will step into the frontline roles of Minister for Public Transport and Minister for Roads and Road Safety, continuing to ensure we have the reliable and integrated transport network we need to get Victorians home safer and sooner.
Jaala Pulford takes up a critical role in creating jobs and overseeing Working for Victoria as Minister for Employment. Highlighting the importance of research and discovery to our economic recovery, she will also serve as Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy, and ensure our largest sector has a strong voice in government as Minister for Small Business.
Melissa Horne will serve as the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation and Minister for Fishing and Boating, in addition to continuing her vital work in maintaining our reputation as the freight and logistics capital of Australia, as Minister for Ports and Freight.
In addition to her role as Minister for Transport Infrastructure, Jacinta Allan will lead the delivery of our biggest public transport project and reshape our suburbs as the Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop. She will also continue to oversee Development Victoria and the key transport precincts of Arden, Sunshine and the Richmond to Flinders Street corridor.
Victoria is facing an unprecedented challenge as we begin the recovery from coronavirus. This is the strong, dedicated and determined team to get us through to the other side.
Andrews Ministry | June 2020
|James Merlino||Deputy PremierMinister for the Coordination of Education and Training – COVID-19
Minister for Education
|Jaclyn Symes||Leader of the Government in the Legislative CouncilMinister for Regional Development
Minister for Agriculture
Minister for Resources
|Jenny Mikakos||Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative CouncilMinister for the Coordination of Health and Human Services – COVID-19
Minister for Health
Minister for Ambulance Services
|Tim Pallas||Minister for the Coordination of Treasury and Finance – COVID-19Treasurer
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Economic Development
|Jacinta Allan||Leader of the HouseMinister for the Coordination of Transport – COVID-19
Minister for Transport Infrastructure
Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop
|Ben Carroll||Minister for Public TransportMinister for Roads and Road Safety|
|Lily D’Ambrosio||Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate ChangeMinister for Solar Homes|
|Luke Donnellan||Minister for Child ProtectionMinister for Disability, Ageing and Carers|
|Martin Foley||Minister for Mental HealthMinister for Equality
Minister for Creative Industries
|Jill Hennessy||Minister for the Coordination of Justice and Community Safety – COVID-19Attorney-General
Minister for Workplace Safety
|Melissa Horne||Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor RegulationMinister for Ports and Freight
Minister for Fishing and Boating
|Natalie Hutchins||Minister for Crime PreventionMinister for Corrections
Minister for Youth Justice
Minister for Victim Support
|Shaun Leane||Minister for Local GovernmentMinister for Suburban Development
Minister for Veterans
|Lisa Neville||Minister for the Coordination of Environment, Land, Water and Planning – COVID-19Minister for Water
Minister for Police and Emergency Services
|Martin Pakula||Minister for the Coordination of Jobs, Precincts and Regions – COVID 19Minister for Industry Support and Recovery
Minister for Trade
Minister for Business Precincts
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events
Minister for Racing
|Danny Pearson||Assistant TreasurerMinister for Regulatory Reform
Minister for Government Services
|Jaala Pulford||Minister for EmploymentMinister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy
Minister for Small Business
|Ros Spence||Minister for Multicultural AffairsMinister for Community Sport
Minister for Youth
|Gayle Tierney||Minister for Skills and TrainingMinister for Higher Education|
|Gabrielle Williams||Minister for Aboriginal AffairsMinister for Prevention of Family Violence
Minister for Women
|Richard Wynne||Minister for HousingMinister for Planning|
|Steve Dimopoulos||Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier|
|Josh Bull||Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural AffairsParliamentary Secretary for Youth|
|Anthony Carbines||Parliamentary Secretary for HealthParliamentary Secretary for Carers|
|Nick Staikos||Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer|
|Paul Edbrooke||Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency ServicesParliamentary Secretary for Bushfire Recovery|
|Jane Garrett||Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs|
|Danielle Green||Parliamentary Secretary for SportParliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria|
|Bronwyn Halfpenny||Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Safety|
|Sonya Kilkenny||Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education|
|Frank McGuire||Parliamentary Secretary for Crime Prevention
Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research
|Cesar Melhem||Parliamentary Secretary for Skills and Training|
|Tim Richardson||Parliamentary Secretary for Schools|
|Harriet Shing||Parliamentary Secretary for Mental HealthParliamentary Secretary for Creative Industries
Parliamentary Secretary for Equality
|Vicki Ward||Parliamentary Secretary for Transport|