The First Howard Ministry 1996

This is the full list of the First Howard Ministry.

The Howard Government was elected on March 2, 1996. Howard had been returned to the leadership of the Liberal Party in January 1995 after having served as leader between 1985-89. He became the 25th Prime Minister of Australia, defeating Paul Keating’s Labor Party which had governed federally since 1983.

Cabinet Ministers are shown in bold type.

The First Howard Ministry (Cabinet Ministers in bold)
No. Ministry Name
1
Prime Minister The Hon. John Winston Howard MP
2
Minister for Trade and Deputy Prime Minister The Hon.Timothy Andrew Fischer MP
3
Treasurer The Hon. Peter Howard Costello MP
4
Minister for Primary Industries and Energy The Hon. John Duncan Anderson MP
5
Minister for the Environment and Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator the Hon. Robert Murray Hill
6
Minister for Communications and the Arts and Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate Senator the Hon. Richard Kenneth Robert Alston
7
Minister for Industrial Relations, Leader of the House and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service The Hon. Peter Keaston Reith MP
8
Minister for Social Security and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women Senator the Hon. Jocelyn Margaret Newman
9
Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon. Alexander John Gosse Downer MP
10
Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism and Vice President of the Executive Council The Hon. John Colinton Moore MP
11
Minister for Defence The Hon. Ian Murray McLachlan AO, MP
12
Minister for Transport and Regional Development The Hon. John Randall Sharp MP
13
Minister for Health and Family Services The Hon. Michael Richard Lewis Wooldridge MP
14
Minister for Finance The Hon. John Joseph Fahey MP
15
Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs Senator the Hon. Amanda Eloise Vanstone
16
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs The Hon. Philip Maxwell Ruddock
17
Minister for Science and Technology and Deputy Leader of the House The Hon. Peter John McGauran MP
18
Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training and Minister Assisting the Minister for Finance for Privatisation The Hon. David Alistair Kemp MP
19
Assistant Treasurer Senator the Hon. James Robert Short
20
Minister for Resources and Energy Senator the Hon. Warwick Raymond Parer
21
Minister for Small Business and Consumer Affairs The Hon. Geoffrey Danial Prosser MP
22
Minister for Family Services The Hon. Judith Eleanor Moylan MP
23
Minister for Defence Industry, Science and Personnel The Hon. Bronwyn Kathleen Bishop MP
24
Attorney-General and Minister for Justice The Hon. Daryl Robert Williams AM, QC, MP
25
Minister for Sport, Territories and Local Government The Hon. Warwick Leslie Smith MP
26
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs The Hon. Bruce Craig Scott MP
27
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Senator the Hon. John Herron
28
Minister for Administrative Services The Hon. David Francis Jull MP

 

The First Howard Ministry – Parliamentary Secretaries
No. Parliamentary Secretary Name
1
Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet) to the Prime Minister The Hon. Christopher Gordon Miles MP
2
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and the Minister for Primary Industries and Energy Senator the Hon. David Gordon Cadell Brownhill
3
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer Senator the Hon. Brian Francis Gibson
4
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Security Senator the Hon. Charles Roderick Kemp
5
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment Senator the Hon. Ian Gordon Campbell
6
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon. Andrew Peter Thomson
7
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport and Regional Development Senator the Hon. Grant Ernest John Tambling
8
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Health and Family Services Senator the Hon. Robert Leslie Woods
9
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs The Hon. Anthony John Abbott MP

 

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