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STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON P J KEATING MP MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS

Prime Minister - Keating, Paul

Media Release - 25 March 1994

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STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE HON P. J. KEATING, MP
MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS
Following the resignations of Mrs Kelly and Senator Richardson and the
decision that Mr Griffiths will not return to office at this stage, Caucus has
elected Carmen Lawrence, Con Sciacca and Gary Punch to join the
Ministry. Arch Bevis and Mary Crawford will become Parliamentary
Secretaries. I welcome all five and look forward to the contribution they will
make to the work of the Government.
I have decided to recommend to the Governor-General a number of
changes to ministerial and departmental arrangements on this occasion.
Mr Hayden has agreed to my announcing these changes now, in advance of
the appointment ceremony and Executive Council meeting to be held later
today, 25 March, at 4.30 pm.
I shall be recommending that the Department of Human Services and
Health be divided and that there be a Department of Housing and Regional
Development and a Department of Human Services and Health. The
Deputy Prime Minister, Brian Howe, will become Minister for Housing and
Regional Development. Mary Crawford will be Parliamentary Secretary in
his portfolio.
Carmen Lawrence will join the Cabinet as Minister for Human Services and
Health, and will be Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of
Women. Peter Cook will become Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, and
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Science. Chris Schacht will
become Minister for Small Business, Customs and Construction. He will
have responsibility for Co-operative Research Centres.
Bob McMullan will continue to be Minister for Trade but will cease to be
Minister for Administrative Services. The Department of Administrative
Services will remain a separate department but it will be located in Kim
Beazley's Finance portfolio. Frank Walker will become Minister for
Administrative Services. Gary Johns will replace him as Special Minister of
State, working in my portfolio, and will continue to be Assistant Minister for
Industrial Relations.


John Faulkner will join the Cabinet as Minister for the Environment, Sport
and Territories.
Con Sciacca will become Minister for Veterans' Affairs and the Department
of Veterans' Affairs will be transferred from Human Services and Health to
the Defence portfolio. Gary Punch will become Minister for Defence
Science and Personnel. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for
Defence will be Arch Bevis.
Janice Crosio will become Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for
Social Security.
Mr Tony Cole will continue to be Secretary to the Department of Human
Services and Health and I shall appoint him to act as Secretary to the new
Department of Housing and Regional Development.
A copy of the ministry list is attached, showing the new arrangements.
CANBERRA MARCH 25, 1994


Commonwealth Government
SECOND KEATING MINISTRY March 1994
TITLE MINISTER OTER CHAMBER
Prime Minister The Hon P J Keating, MP Senator Evans
Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs The Hon Robert Tickner, MP Senator Collins
Special Minister of State ( Vice-President of the Executive Council) The Hon Gary Johns, MP Senator Evans
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon Andrew Theophanous, MP
Minister for Housing and Regional Development ( Deputy The Hon Brian Howe, MP Senator Bolkus
Prime Minister)
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon Mary Crawford, MP
Minister for Foreign Affairs ( Leader of the Government in the Senate) Senator the Hon Gareth Evans, QC Mr Bilney
Minister for Trade Senator the Hon Bob McMullan Mr Bilney
Minister for Development Co-operation and Pacific Island Affairs The Hon Gordon Bilney, MP Senator Evans
Minister for Defence ( Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate) Senator the Hon Robert Ray Mr Punch
Minister for Veterans' Affairs The Hon Con Sciacca, MP Senator Faulkner
Minister for Defence Science and Personnel The Hon Gary Punch, MP Senator Ray
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon Arch Bevis, MP
Treasurer The Hon Ralph Willis, MP Senator Cook
Assistant Treasurer The Hon George Gear, MP Senator Cook
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon Paul Elliott, MP
Minister for Finance ( Leader of the House) The Hon Kim C Beazley, MP Senator Cook
Minister for Administrative Services The Hon Frank Walker, OC, MP Senator McMullan
Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Senator the Hon Peter Cook Mr Lee
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Science
Minister for Small Business, Customs and Construction Senator the Hon Chris Schacht Mr Lee
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon EJ Lindsay, MP
Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs Senator the Hon Nick Bolkus Mr Baldwin
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Minister for Employment, Education and Training The Hon Simon Crean, MP Senator Schacht
Minister for Schools, Vocational Education and Training The Hon Ross Free, MP Senator Schacht
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon Warren Snowdon, MP
Minister for Primary Industries and Energy Senator the Hon Bob Collins Mr Beddall
Minister for Resources The Hon David Beddall, MP Senator Collins
Parliamentary Secretary Senator the Hon Nick Sherry
Minister for Social Security The Hon Peter Baldwin, MP Senator Crowley
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon Janice Crosio, MP
Minister for Industrial Relations The Hon Laurie Brereton, MP Senator Ray
Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations The Hon Gary Johns, MP Senator Ray
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters
Minister for Transport The Hon Laurie Brereton, MP Senator Collins
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon Neil O'Keefe, MP
Attorney-General The Hon Michael Lavarch, MP Senator Bolkus
Minister for Consumer Affairs The Hon Jeannette McHugh, MP Senator Bolkus
Minister for Justice The Hon Duncan Kerr, MP Senator Bolkus
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon Peter Duncan, MP
Minister for Communications and the Arts The Hon Michael Lee, MP Senator McMullan
Minister for Tourism The Hon Michael Lee, MP Senator Ray
Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories Senator the Hon John Faulkner Mr Brereton
( Manager of Government Business in the Senate)
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon Warren Snowdon, MP
Minister for Human Services and Health The Hon Carmen Lawrence, MP Senator Crowley
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women
Minister for Family Services Senator the Hon Rosemary Crowley Dr Lawrence
Parliamentary Secretary The Hon Andrew Theophanous. MP
Each box represents a portfolio. Cabinet Ministers are shown in bold type. As a general rule, there is one Department in each portfolio.
Except for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the title of each Department
reflects that of the Portfolio Minister. There is also a Department of Administrative Services in the Finance portfolio: and a Department of
Veterans' Affairs in the Defence portfolio.