Stability And Security As Premier Barnett Announces Cabinet Promotions

Stability And Security As Premier Barnett Announces Cabinet Promotions

Western Australia Premier Colin Barnett

Miles And Lewis Promoted To State Cabinet

Victor P Taffa

  • Dedicated Agriculture and Food Minister
  • Bill Marmion to take on the Transport portfolio

Wanneroo MLA Paul Miles has been promoted to Minister for Local Government, Community Services, Seniors and Volunteering and Youth.

“Paul has been a strong and committed local member who also understands the importance of how people can contribute and strengthen a community.” Premier Colin Barnett said.

Mr. Miles, who has been Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General and Minister for Commerce since March 2013, said he was looking forward to elevating the important role of seniors and the invaluable work of volunteers in the community.

“As a Lions Club member for 30 years, communities are close to my heart.” Mr. Miles said.

Agricultural scientist and Mining and Pastoral Region MLC Mark Lewis have been appointed Agriculture and Food Minister, Premier Barnett also announced today.

“Before entering State Parliament in 2013, Mark was involved in developing irrigated agricultural opportunities and also held management positions within the Department of Agriculture and Food in a region which covered the extent of his current electorate.” Premier Barnett said.

“Mark was raised on farming, cattle and sheep properties in Queensland and will bring to the portfolio a vast knowledge about the agricultural sector and the challenges it faces.”

The Premier said the sector was among a number of industries critical to the broadening of the Western Australian economy. Appointing a dedicated Minister to the portfolio would ensure the sector was given Mr. Lewis’ full attention in progressing key policies, including upgrading the Doppler tower network and launching the WA Biosecurity Strategy.

New WA Minister for Transport Bill Marmion

New WA Minister for Transport Bill Marmion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senior Minister Bill Marmion will take on the Transport portfolio.

“Bill was a civil engineer for Main Roads before entering State Parliament.  He has been a Minister since 2010 and I have every confidence he is the right person to continue to move forward major public infrastructure projects such as the Forrestfield-Airport Link, NorthLink WA and Roe 8.” Premier Barnett said.

The Premier said Mr. Marmion would divest his Finance portfolio to Sean L’Estrange, who would add the responsibility to his Mines and Petroleum and Small Business roles.  Mr. Marmion would retain State Development and Innovation.

“The opportunity for new people, with new ideas, to sit at the State Cabinet table will re-energise the Cabinet and the Liberal National Government as we move toward the March 2017 election.” Premier Barnett said.

Premier Barnett said two new Parliamentary Secretaries had also been appointed.

South Metropolitan Region MLC Nick Goiran will become the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Mental Health and Child Protection.

Carine MLA Tony Krsticevic will be Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General and Minister for Commerce.

 

New WA Minister for Local Government Paul Miles

New WA Minister for Local Government Paul Miles

 

 

 

 

 

State Cabinet:

HON C J BARNETT MLA

Premier; Minister for Tourism; Science

HON L M HARVEY MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Police; Road Safety; Training and Workforce Development; Women’s Interests

HON B J GRYLLS MLA

Minister for Housing; Racing and Gaming

HON P C COLLIER MLC

Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

HON J H D DAY MLA

Minister for Health; Culture and the Arts

HON Dr M D NAHAN MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

HON W R MARMION MLA

Minister for State Development; Transport; Innovation

HON M MISCHIN MLC

Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

HON A P JACOB MLA

Minister for Environment; Heritage

HON J M FRANCIS MLA

Minister for Emergency Services; Fisheries; Corrective Services; Veterans

HON M J DAVIES MLA

Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

HON D T REDMAN MLA

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

HON D FARAGHER MLC

Minister for Planning; Disability Services

HON A MITCHELL MLA

Minister for Mental Health; Child Protection

HON S L’ESTRANGE MLA

Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Finance; Small Business

HON P T MILES MLA

Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth

HON M W LEWIS MLC

Minister for Agriculture and Food

 

New WA Minister for Agriculture and Food Mark Lewis

New WA Minister for Agriculture and Food Mark Lewis

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary Secretaries

Mr John McGrath MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier

Hon Alyssa Hayden MLC

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Tourism

Hon Jim Chown MLC

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Transport

Hon Colin Holt MLC

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Housing, Racing and Gaming; and; Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Water; Sport and Recreation; Forestry

Mr Shane Love MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

Mr Matt Taylor MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Innovation

Mr Jan Norberger MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Planning

Mr Nick Goiran MLC

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Mental Health; Child Protection

Mr Tony Krsticevic MLA

Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

 

Ms. Libby Mettam MLA

Government Whip