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Thursday, 21 February 1985
Page: 7


Senator BUTTON (Leader of the Government in the Senate) —I have the honour to inform the Senate that following the election held on 1 December 1984 the Ministry was sworn in on 13 December 1984. I seek leave to incorporate in Hansard the details of the Ministry.

Leave granted.

The document read as follows-

COMMONWEALTH GOVERNMENT

Second Hawke Ministry

Representation in

other Chamber

*Prime Minister

The Hon. R. J. L. Hawke, A.C., M.P.

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, M.P.

Senator Evans

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

Senator the Hon. John Button

**Mr Dawkins

**Mr Jones

*Deputy Leader of the Government and Manager of Government Business in the Senate and Minister for Community Services

Senator the Hon. Don Grimes

Mr Howe

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

The Hon. Ralph Willis, M.P.

Senator Walsh

*Treasurer

The Hon. P. J. Keating, M.P.

Senator Walsh

*Special Minister of State and Leader of the House

The Hon. Michael J. Young, M.P.

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, M.P.

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 Resources and Energy, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister and Minister Assisting the Minister for Foreign Affairs

Senator the Hon. Gareth Evans, Q.C.

Mr Jones

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

The Hon. J. S. Dawkins, M.P.

Senator Button

*Minister for Primary Industry

The Hon. John Kerin, M.P.

Senator Walsh

*Minister for Housing and Construction

The Hon. Stewart West, M.P.

Senator Ryan

*Minister for Defence

The Hon. Kim C. Beazley, M.P.

Senator Evans

*Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and Minister Assisting the Treasurer

The Hon. Chris Hurford, M.P.

Senator Grimes

*Minister for Social Security

The Hon. Brian Howe, M.P.

Senator Grimes

Minister for Transport and Minister for Aviation

The Hon. Peter Morris, M.P.

Senator Gietzelt

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

The Hon. John Brown, M.P.

Senator Ryan

Minister for Health

The Hon. Neal Blewett, M.P.

Senator Grimes

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

The Hon. Barry O. Jones, M.P.

Senator Button

Minister for Territories

The Hon. Gordon Scholes, M.P.

Senator Gietzelt

Minister for Communications and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence

The Hon. Michael Duffy, M.P.

Senator Walsh

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

The Hon. Barry Cohen, M.P.

Senator Ryan

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

The Hon. A. C. Holding, M.P.

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, M.P.

Senator Gietzelt

* Minister in the Cabinet.

** Mr Dawkins to represent the Minister for Industry, Technology and Commerce in Industry and Commerce matters, and Mr Jones to represent in Technology matters.

* Mr Hurford to represent the Minister for Finance, and Mr Willis to represent the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters.


Senator BUTTON —The list shows those Ministers who constitute the Cabinet and provides details of representation arrangements in each House. I also advise that Senator Robertson has been elected Government Whip and that Senator McIntosh has been elected Deputy Government Whip.