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Thursday, 24 June 2010
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Ms GILLARD (Prime Minister) (2:01 PM) —Mr Speaker, this morning I was elected as leader of the parliamentary Labor Party. I was subsequently sworn in by the Governor-General as Prime Minister. The honourable Wayne Swan has been elected as the deputy leader, and will be the Deputy Prime Minister of Australia. I table for the information of the House a revised ministry list reflecting those events. I seek leave to have the document incorporated into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The document read as follows—

GILLARD MINISTRY

24 June 2010

Title

Minister

Other Chamber

Prime Minister

The Hon Julia Gillard MP

Senator the Hon Chris Evans

Cabinet Secretary

(Manager of Government Business in the Senate)

Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig

The Hon Lindsay Tanner MP

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Government Service Delivery

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

Parliamentary Secretary

The Hon Anthony Byrne MP

Minister for Education

The Hon Julia Gillard MP

Senator the Hon Kim Carr

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

The Hon Julia Gillard MP

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

Minister for Social Inclusion

The Hon Julia Gillard MP

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth

The Hon Kate Ellis MP

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

Minister for Employment Participation

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

The Hon Julia Gillard MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion

Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens

Parliamentary Secretary for Employment

The Hon Jason Clare MP

Treasurer (Deputy Prime Minister)

The Hon Wayne Swan MP

Senator the Hon Nick Sherry

Minister for Population

The Hon Tony Burke MP

Senator the Hon Nick Sherry

Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law

The Hon Chris Bowen MP

Senator the Hon Nick Sherry

Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP

Senator the Hon Nick Sherry

Assistant Treasurer

Senator the Hon Nick Sherry

The Hon Wayne Swan MP

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

(Leader of the Government in the Senate)

Senator the Hon Chris Evans

The Hon Robert McClelland MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services

The Hon Laurie Ferguson MP

Minister for Defence

(Vice President of the Executive Council)

Senator the Hon John Faulkner

The Hon Greg Combet AM MP

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

The Hon Alan Griffin MP

Senator the Hon John Faulkner

Minister for Defence Personnel

The Hon Alan Griffin MP

Senator the Hon John Faulkner

Minister for Defence Materiel and Science

The Hon Greg Combet AM MP

Senator the Hon John Faulkner

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support

The Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM MP

Minister for Trade

The Hon Simon Crean MP

Senator the Hon Kim Carr

Parliamentary Secretary for Trade

The Hon Anthony Byrne MP

Minister for Foreign Affairs

The Hon Stephen Smith MP

Senator the Hon John Faulkner

Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance

The Hon Bob McMullan MP

Minister for Health and Ageing

The Hon Nicola Roxon MP

Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig

Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery

The Hon Warren Snowdon MP

Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig

Minister for Ageing

The Hon Justine Elliot MP

Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig

Minister for Sport

The Hon Kate Ellis MP

Senator the Hon Mark Arbib

Parliamentary Secretary for Health

The Hon Mark Butler MP

Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Senator the Hon Chris Evans

Minister for Housing

The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

Senator the Hon Chris Evans

Minister for the Status of Women

The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP

Senator the Hon Penny Wong

Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children’s Services

The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction

The Hon Bill Shorten MP

Parliamentary Secretary for the Voluntary Sector

Senator the Hon Ursula Stephens

Minister for Finance and Deregulation

The Hon Lindsay Tanner MP

Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy

Special Minister of State

Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig

The Hon Lindsay Tanner MP

Minister Assisting the Finance Minister on Deregulation

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

(Leader of the House)

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy

Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and   Local Government

The Hon Maxine McKew MP

Parliamentary Secretary for Western and Northern Australia

The Hon Gary Gray AO MP

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

(Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate)

Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Senator the Hon Kim Carr

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP

The Hon Julia Gillard MP (Research)

Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy

The Hon Dr Craig Emerson MP

Senator the Hon Kim Carr

Parliamentary Secretary for Innovation and Industry

The Hon Richard Marles MP

Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water

Senator the Hon Penny Wong

The Hon Greg Combet AM MP

The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP (Water)

Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency

The Hon Greg Combet AM MP

Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts

The Hon Peter Garrett AM MP

Senator the Hon Penny Wong

Parliamentary Secretary for Water

The Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM MP

Attorney-General

The Hon Robert McClelland MP

Senator the Hon Penny Wong

Minister for Home Affairs

The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP

Senator the Hon Penny Wong

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Hon Tony Burke MP

Senator the Hon Nick Sherry

Minister for Resources and Energy

The Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP

Senator the Hon Kim Carr

Minister for Tourism

The Hon Martin Ferguson AM MP

Senator the Hon Penny Wong

Minister for Human Services

The Hon Chris Bowen MP

Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig

 

Each box represents a portfolio.  Cabinet Ministers are shown in bold type.  As a general rule, there is one department in each portfolio.  However, there is a Department of Veterans’ Affairs in the Defence portfolio.  The title of a department does not necessarily reflect the title of a minister in all cases.


Ms GILLARD —With your indulgence, Mr Speaker, and the indulgence of the Leader of the Opposition, I will make some very brief remarks. Obviously I have already had the opportunity to speak to the Australian people through the press about my intentions and plans as Prime Minister. I will not repeat all of those words now. Can I simply say it is my intention to lead a government that is focused each and every day on meeting the needs of working families around the country. I accept that the government has lost track. We will get back on track. I have taken control for precisely that purpose.

I say about the former Prime Minister, the honourable Kevin Rudd, who is in the parliament with us today, that he certainly has the gratitude and respect of the Labor Party, and I believe that every member of this place would be full of admiration for the remarkable and dignified way in which he has conducted himself today and the fortitude and strength of character he is showing, including by attending question time today.

Can I say to my deputy, Wayne Swan, congratulations on taking the position. I very much look forward to us working even closer together than we have since the days that the government was first sworn in, in November 2007.

Can I say to the Leader of the Opposition, we are very different people. We have different outlooks on life, different policies, different views and different personalities. We have made very different life choices. I believe, though, we both understand what an honour and a duty it is to serve as Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition, and I also believe we understand the responsibility upon us to lay before the Australian people, clearly and precisely, the things for which we stand and the things that we will do if we are elected at the election due this year, which I will call in coming months.