Howard Government 1996 Cabinet Committees

Following the swearing-in of John Howard Liberal-National coalition government, the Prime Minister has announced the composition of Cabinet Committees.

Economic Committee

  1. Hon John Howard, MP, Prime Minister (Chair)
  2. Hon Tim Fischer, MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Trade
  3. Hon Peter Costello, MP, Treasurer, (Deputy Chairman)
  4. Hon Peter Reith, MP, Minister for Industrial Relations, Leader of the House, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
  5. Hon John Moore, MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism, Vice President of the Executive Council
  6. Hon John Sharp, MP, Minister for Transport and Regional Development
  7. Hon John Fahey, MP, Minister for Finance
  8. Senator the Hon Jim Short, Assistant Treasurer

Expenditure Review Committee

  1. Hon John Howard, MP, Prime Minister (Chair)
  2. Hon Peter Costello, MP, Treasurer, (Deputy Chairman)
  3. Hon Dr Michael Wooldridge, MP, Minister for Health and Family Services
  4. Hon John Fahey, MP, Minister for Finance
  5. Senator the Hon Jim Short, Assistant Treasurer

Legal Committee

  1. Hon John Howard, MP, Prime Minister (Chair)
  2. Hon John Anderson, MP, Minister for Primary Industries and Energy
  3. Senator the Hon Robert Hill, Minister for the Environment, Leader of the Government in the Senate (Deputy Chair)
  4. Senator the Hon Richard Alston, Minister for Communications and the Arts, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
  5. Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone, Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs
  6. Hon Dr David Kemp, MP, Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training, and Minister Assisting the Minister for Finance for Privatisation
  7. Hon Daryl Williams, AM, QC, MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

National Security Committee

  1. Hon John Howard, MP, Prime Minister (Chair)
  2. Hon Tim Fischer, MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Trade
  3. Hon Peter Costello, MP, Treasurer, (Deputy Chairman)
  4. Hon Alexander Downer, MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  5. Hon Ian McLachlan, AO, MP, Minister for Defence
  6. Hon Daryl Williams, AM, QC, MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice

Parliamentary Business Committee

  1. Senator the Hon Robert Hill, Minister for the Environment, Leader of the Government in the Senate (Chair)
  2. Senator the Hon Richard Alston, Minister for Communications and the Arts, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate (Deputy Chair)
  3. Hon Peter Reith, MP, Minister for Industrial Relations, Leader of the House, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
  4. Hon John Moore, MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism, Vice President of the Executive Council
  5. Hon Peter McGauran, MP, Minister for Science and Technology, Deputy Leader of the House
  6. Hon Daryl Williams, AM, QC, MP, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
  7. Hon Chris Miles, MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister (Cabinet)
  8. Senator the Hon Rod Kemp, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Security, Manager of Government Business in the Senate


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