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Ministerial Representation




Senator the Honourable Christopher Evans ( Chris )

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

Leader of the Government in the Senate

Prime Minister

Minister for Families, Housing, Community  

Services and Indigenous Affairs

Minister for Housing

Minister for Sport

Sena tor the Honourable John Faulkner

Special Minister of State

Cabinet Secretary

Vice-President of the Executive Council

Minister for Trade

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Defence

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Minister for Defence Science and Pe rsonnel

Senator the Honourable Stephen Conroy

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the  

  Digital Economy

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate


Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional 

Development and Local Government

A ssistant Treasurer

Senator the Honourable Kim Carr

Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and  


Minister for Education

Minister for Resources and Energy

Minister for Small Business, Independent  

Contractors and the Service Economy

Senator the Honourable Pe nelope Wong ( Penny )

Minister for the Climate Change and Water

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Minister for Social Inclusion

Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts

Minister for the Status of Women

Minister for Employment Parti cipation

Minister for Youth

Senator the Honourable Joseph Ludwig ( Joe )

Minister for Human Services

Manager of Government Business in the Senate

Minister for Health and Ageing


Minister for Home Affairs

Minister for Ageing

Senator the Honourable Nicholas Sherry ( Nick )

Minister for Superannuation and Corporate Law

Minister for Finance and Deregulation

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Minister for Tourism

Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer 


Parliament ary Secretaries

Senator the Honourable Ursula Stephens

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion and the Voluntary Sector

Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Prime Minister for Social Inclusion 

Senator the Honourable Jan McLucas

Parliamentary Se cretary to the Minister for Health and Ageing

In those instances where Senators prefer to be known by other than their first name, the preferred name is underlined.