Porter Promoted To Treasury In Cabinet Reshuffle

Porter Promoted To Treasury In Cabinet Reshuffle

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

New Frontbench Announced

Victor P Taffa

Premier Colin Barnett today announced a new Cabinet for the Liberal-National Government.

The Changes to the Ministry include a new Minister, a new Treasurer and broader changes to Portfolio responsibilities.

Attorney General Christian Porter will add the role of Treasurer to his portfolio while Upper House MLC Helen Morton, who is currently Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, will become Minister for Mental Health and Disability Services.

“I am very pleased to be announcing these changes today as they will bolster the strength of our team and allow us to continue to deliver on our agenda for Western Australia.” Premier Barnett said.

 

“I’d like to offer my congratulations to Christian Porter in his new position as Treasurer where I am sure he will continue the strong economic management of the State’s finances.”

“I am also very happy to welcome Helen Morton to her first Cabinet role as Minister for Mental Health and Disability Services.”

“Helen’s background as an Occupational Therapist and a Senior Health Executive will be highly valued in these important and challenging Portfolios.” Premier Barnett said.

Troy Buswell will return to Cabinet as Minister for Transport and Housing, and Donna Faragher will take on the role of Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier.

“I’d like to particularly thank Donna Faragher and Graham Jacobs for their dedication and effort in their respective portfolios.” Premier Barnett said.

“They have both made a lasting and positive contribution to the Government and to the State.”

Premier Barnett said the new Ministry would be sworn in by the Governor later today.

 

BARNETT MINISTRY

Honourable Colin Barnett MLA

Premier; Minister for State Development

Honourable Dr. Kim Hames MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Tourism

Honourable Norman Moore MLC

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries; Electoral Affairs

Honourable Brendon Grylls MLA

Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

Honourable Christian Porter MLA

Treasurer; Attorney General

Honourable Dr. Elizabeth Constable MLA

Minister for Education

Honourable Simon O’Brien MLC

Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business

Honourable Rob Johnson MLA

Minister for Police; Emergency Services; Road Safety

Honourable Terry Waldron MLA

Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

Honourable John Day MLA

Minister for Planning; Culture and the Arts; Science and Innovation

Honourable Peter Collier MLC

Minister for Energy; Training and Workforce Development; Indigenous Affairs

Honourable Troy Buswell MLA

Minister for Transport; Housing

Honourable Robyn McSweeney MLC

Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women’s Interests; Youth

Honourable John Castrilli MLA

Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Honourable Terry Redman MLA

Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; Corrective Services

Honourable Bill Marmion MLA

Minister for Environment; Water

Honourable Helen Morton MLC

Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services

Murray John Cowper MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Energy; Training and Workforce Development; Indigenous Affairs (with respect to Training and Workforce Development and Indigenous Affairs only)

Honourable Wendy Maxine Duncan MLC

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development; Lands;

Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development (with respect to Regional Development; Lands only)

Honourable Donna Evelyn Mary Faragher MLC

Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for State Development (with respect to the Premier only)

Liza Mary Harvey MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance; Commerce; Small Business (with respect to Small Business only)

Honourable Michael Mischin MLC

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer; Attorney General (with respect to Attorney General only)

Anthony James Simpson MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Child Protection; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Women’s Interests; Youth (with respect to Youth only)