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Tuesday, 17 February 1987
Page: 121


Mr HAWKE (Prime Minister) —I inform the House that Senator Don Grimes handed in his resignation from the Ministry last Thursday. His resignation took effect from the swearing in of new Ministers last night. Following recommendations made to the Governor-General, His Excellency has appointed Senator Michael Tate to fill the vacancy in the Ministry. He takes the portfolio of Special Minister of State. The Hon. Michael J. Young has been sworn in as Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and the Hon. Chris Hurford replaces Senator Grimes as Minister for Community Services. Mr Young will also be Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Multicultural Affairs, and he will represent Senator Tate, the Special Minister of State, in this chamber. I seek leave to have incorporated in Hansard a full list of the Ministry, showing Minister Assisting arrangements and representation in the other chamber.

Leave granted.

The list read as follows-

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

SECOND HAWKE MINISTRY

Representation

in other Chamber

*Prime Minister

The Hon. R. J. L. Hawke, AC, MP

Senator Button

*Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney-General, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Commonwealth-State Relations and Vice-President of the Executive Council

The Hon. Lionel Bowen, MP

Senator Evans

*Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce

Senator the Hon. John Button

Mr Jones

*Deputy Leader of the Government and Manager of Government Business in the Senate, Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister and Minister Assisting the Foreign Minister

Senator the Hon. Gareth Evans, QC

Mr Jones

*Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Industrial Matters

The Hon. Ralph Willis, MP

Senator Walsh

*Treasurer

The Hon. P. J. Keating, MP

Senator Walsh

*Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs, Leader of the House and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Multicultural Affairs

The Hon. Michael J. Young, MP

Senator Evans

*Minister for Finance and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters

Senator the Hon. Peter Walsh

Mr Hurford,

Mr Willis

*Minister for Foreign Affairs

The Hon. Bill Hayden, MP

Senator Evans

*Minister for Education and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women

Senator the Hon. Susan Ryan

Mr Dawkins

*Minister for Trade and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Youth Affairs

The Hon. J. S. Dawkins, MP

Senator Button

*Minister for Primary Industry

The Hon. John Kerin, MP

Senator Walsh

*Minister for Housing and Construction

The Hon. Stewart West, MP

Senator Ryan

*Minister for Defence

The Hon. Kim C. Beazley, MP

Senator Evans

*Minister for Community Services and Minister Assisting the Treasurer

The Hon. Chris Hurford, MP

Senator Tate

*Minister for Social Security

The Hon. Brian Howe, MP

Senator Tate

Minister for Transport and Minister for Aviation

The Hon. Peter Morris, MP

Senator Gietzelt

Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence

The Hon. John Brown, MP

Senator Ryan

Minister for Health

The Hon. Neal Blewett, MP

Senator Tate

Minister for Science and Minister Assisting the Minister for Industry, Technology & Commerce

The Hon. Barry O. Jones, MP

Senator Button

Minister for Territories

The Hon. Gordon Scholes, MP

Senator Gietzelt

Minister for Communications and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence

The Hon. Michael Duffy, MP

Senator Walsh

Minister for Arts, Heritage and Environment and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Bicentennial

The Hon. Barry Cohen, MP

Senator Ryan

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister Assisting the Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

The Hon. A. C. Holding, MP

Senator Ryan

Minister for Veterans' Affairs

Senator the Hon. A. T. Gietzelt

Mr Holding

Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services

The Hon. Tom Uren, MP

Senator Gietzelt

Special Minister of State

Senator the Hon. Michael Tate

Mr Young

* Minister in the Cabinet


Mr HAWKE —I also wish to inform the House that the Minister for Trade (Mr Dawkins) left yesterday for the United States on official business. He will return on 27 February. In his absence the Minister for Primary Industry (Mr Kerin) is Acting Minister for Trade. He will also represent the Minister for Education, Senator Ryan, in this chamber during the absence of the Minister for Trade. The Minister for Arts, Heri- tage and Environment (Mr Cohen) left for South America and the United States on 29 January. He will return on 22 February. The Minister for Science (Mr Barry Jones) is the Acting Minister for Arts, Heritage and Environment.