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Berejiklian Announces Reshuffled NSW Ministry; Stokes To Education, Hazzard Into Health

Gladys Berejiklian has announced her reshuffled ministry, following her elevation to NSW Premier last week.


Two senior ministers have been dumped from the new ministry. Brad Hazzard will replace Jillian Skinner as Health Minister. Skinner announced her retirement from parliament late last week. Rob Stokes becomes Education Minister, following the dumping of Adrian Piccoli.

Roads minister Duncan Gay has also been dumped. He will be replaced by Melinda Pavey, one of three new women in the ministry. The other new women are Sarah Mitchell and Tanya Davies. The Nationals minister Leslie Williams has lost her position.

Matt Kean joins the ministry in the Innovation and Better Regulation portfolio.

As expected, the new Treasurer will be Dominic Perrottet, the former Finance minister.

Mark Speakman becomes Attorney-General, swapping places with Gabrielle Upton, who takes Speakman’s old portfolio of Environment.

Don Harwin, the current President of the Legislative Council, will become the government leader in the Legislative Council. The new President will be John Akaka, who has been moved out of the ministry.

Berejiklian announced the ministry at a press conference in Queanbeyan with her National Party deputy John Barilaro. The outdoor appearance was punctuated by interjections from protesters objecting to local council amalgamations.

  • Listen to Berejiklian and Barilaro’s press conference

The NSW Ministry, announced today by Premier Gladys Berejiklian.

1. Gladys Berejiklian

2. John Barilaro
Deputy Premier
Minister for Regional New South Wales
Minister for Skills
Minister for Small Business

3. Dominic Perrottet
Minister for Industrial Relations

4. Niall Blair MLC
Minister for Primary Industries
Minister for Regional Water
Minister for Trade and Industry

5. Donald Harwin MLC
Minister for Resources
Minister for Energy and Utilities
Minister for the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council

6. Anthony Roberts
Minister for Planning
Minister for Housing
Special Minister of State

7. Andrew Constance
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure

8. Bradley Hazzard
Minister for Health
Minister for Medical Research

9. Robert Stokes
Minister for Education

10. Mark Speakman SC

11. Troy Grant
Minister for Police
Minister for Emergency Services

12. Victor Dominello
Minister for Finance, Services and Property

13. Prudence Goward
Minister for Family and Community Services
Minister for Social Housing
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

14. Paul Toole
Minister for Lands and Forestry
Minister for Racing

15. David Elliott
Minister for Counter Terrorism
Minister for Corrections
Minister for Veterans Affairs

16. Gabrielle Upton
Minister for the Environment
Minister for Local Government
Minister for Heritage

17. Stuart Ayres
Minister for Western Sydney
Minister for WestConnex
Minister for Sport

18. Melinda Pavey
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

19. Matthew Kean
Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation

20. Tanya Davies
Minister for Mental Health
Minister for Women
Minister for Ageing

21. Sarah Mitchell MLC
Minister for Early Childhood Education
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Assistant Minister for Education

22. Raymond Craig
Minister for Multiculturalism
Minister for Disability Services

NSW Parliamentary Office Holders

President of the Legislative Council
John Akaka MLC

Speaker of the Legislative Assembly
Shelley Hancock

Deputy President and Chair of Committees
Trevor Khan MLC

Deputy Speaker
Thomas George

Assistant Speaker
Andrew Fraser

Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Donald Harwin MLC

Leader of the House
Anthony Roberts

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Niall Blair MLC

Government Whip
Christopher Patterson

Government Whip in the Legislative Council
Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC

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