Statehood Relegated To Outer Ministry

Statehood Relegated To Outer Ministry

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner

Labor Announces A Ministry For All Territorians

Victor P Taffa

Chief Minister Michael Gunner today announced a strong, stable and coordinated Cabinet team that will create jobs, invest in children and restore trust in Government.

“My Labor Cabinet mirrors the diversity, aspirations and life experience of Territorians and is a watershed in Australian political history with over 60% of Cabinet positions now held by women.” Chief Minister Gunner said.

The Labor team will immediately get down to business by implementing our election commitments and governing for all Territorians.

“As Chief Minister I will drive the strategic co-ordination of our jobs, children and trust agenda with a particular focus on delivering for Territorians living remotely and in the bush.” Chief Minister Gunner said.

“I will also hold the portfolios of Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Aboriginal Affairs, Trade, Business and Innovation, and Northern Development.”

Deputy Chief Minister Nicole Manison is the Treasurer, Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics, and has the crucial task of Minister for Children.

Natasha Fyles is the Attorney General and Minister for Justice, Minister for Health and the Leader of Government Business.

Gerry McCarthy has the responsibility of delivering our $1.1 Billion remote housing strategy as the Minister for Housing and Community Development, has responsibility for Essential Services and is the Minister for Public Employment.

Ken Vowles has the important task of ensuring our resources and primary industry sectors continue to grow, thrive and create jobs as the Minister for Primary Industry and Resources.

Lauren Moss is the Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Minister for Tourism and Culture and the Minister for Corporate Information Services.

Eva Lawler is the Minister for Education and will immediately begin the job of reversing the CLP’s (Country Liberal Party) savage cuts to our education system.

Dale Wakefield is the Minister for Territory Families and will be in charge of ensuring this new Department delivers on Labor’s commitment to place children at the centre of Government.

 

Speaker of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly

Territory Labor caucus today determined that they will support the nomination of the Member for Goyder Kezia Purick to continue as the independent Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.

 

Statehood

At a recent meeting of State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers it was agreed that The Northern Territory would achieve Statehood on 1 July 2018.

During the Government of Chief Minister Adam Giles the Portfolio of Statehood was held at Cabinet level. It remains to be seen as to how important new Chief Minister Michael Gunner rates Statehood and the positive economic impact that it will have on the lives of Territorians.

 

Assistant Minister positions do not attract additional remuneration.

The First Gunner Ministry is as follows:

TITLE                                                                                                MINISTER

Chief Minister                                                                                     Michael Gunner MLA

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Minister for Northern Australia

Minister for Police, Fire & Emergency Services

Minister for Trade, Business & Innovation

Deputy Chief Minister                                                                        Nicole Manison MLA

Treasurer

Minister for Children

Minister for Infrastructure, Planning & Logistics

Attorney-General & Minister for Justice                                            Natasha Fyles MLA

Minister for Health

Minister for Housing & Community Development                            Gerry McCarthy MLA

Minister for Essential Services

Minister for Public Employment

Minister for Primary Industry & Resources                                        Ken Vowles MLA

Minister for Environment & Natural Resources                                 Lauren Moss MLA

Minister for Tourism & Culture

Minister for Corporate Information Services

Minister for Education                                                                        Eva Lawler MLA

Minister for Territory Families                                                            Dale Wakefield MLA

 

Leader of Government Business                                                        Natasha Fyles MLA

Government Whip                                                                              Paul Kirby MLA

 

Assistant Minister for Statehood                                                        Selena Uibo MLA

Assistant Minister for Aboriginal Affairs                                           Chansey Paech MLA

Assistant Minister for Aboriginal Affairs                                           Selena Uibo MLA

Assistant Minister for Homelands                                                      Lawrence Costa MLA

Assistant Minister for Police, Fire & Emergency Services                 Jeff Collins MLA

Chair of Small Business Round Tables                                               Jeff Collins MLA

Assistant Minister for Bringing Back the Arafura Games                  Kate Worden MLA

Assistant Minister for Buy Local                                                        Paul Kirby MLA

Assistant Minister for Veterans Affairs                                              Tony Sievers MLA

Assistant Minister for A Vibrant Darwin CBD                                  Paul Kirby MLA

Assistant Minister for Remote Health Delivery                                 Lawrence Costa MLA

Assistant Minister for Suicide Prevention, Mental Health, Disabilities Ngaree Ah Kit MLA

Assistant Minister for Remote Housing Delivery                               Scott McConnell MLA

Assistant Minister for Primary Industry & Resources                        Jeff Collins MLA

Assistant Minister for Arts Trails                                                        Scott McConnell MLA

Assistant Minister for the Iconic National Indigenous Art Gallery   Chansey Paech MLA

Assistant Minister for Indigenous Tourism Participation                   Scott McConnell MLA

Assistant Minister for the Museum Masterplan                                  Paul Kirby MLA

Assistant Minister for Sports & Community Events                          Tony Sievers MLA

Assistant Minister for Remote Education and Families as First Teachers Selena Uibo MLA

Assistant Minister for Men’s Policy                                                   Tony Sievers MLA

Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs                                       Kate Worden MLA

Assistant Minister for Prevention of Family Violence                       Sandra Nelson MLA

Assistant Minister for Seniors & Youth                                             Ngaree Ah Kit MLA

Assistant Minister for Women’s Policy                                              Sandra Nelson MLA