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.
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)