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Tuesday, 16 November 2004
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Senator HILL (Leader of the Government in the Senate) (5:01 PM) —by leave—I have the honour to inform the Senate that, following the election held on 9 October 2004 in which the coalition was returned, the Governor-General commissioned the Prime Minister, Mr Howard, to form a government. Ministers and parliamentary secretaries were sworn in on 26 October 2004. For the information of honourable senators, I table the list of the fourth Howard ministry. As well as tabling it, I seek leave to have it incorporated in Hansard.

Leave granted.

The document read as follows—

FOURTH HOWARD MINISTRY

16 November 2004

Title

Minister

Other Chamber

Prime Minister

The Hon John Howard MP

Senator the Hon Robert Hill

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister

The Hon Gary Hardgrave MP

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister

The Hon Gary Nairn MP

Minister for Transport and Regional Services(Deputy Prime Minister)

The Hon John Anderson MP

Senator the Hon Ian Campbell

Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads

The Hon Jim Lloyd MP

Senator the Hon Ian Campbell

Parliamentary Secretary

The Hon John Cobb MP

Treasurer

The Hon Peter Costello MP

Senator the Hon Nick Minchin

Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer

The Hon Mal Brough MP

Senator the Hon Helen Coonan

Parliamentary Secretary

The Hon Chris Pearce MP

Minister for Trade

The Hon Mark Vaile MP

Senator the Hon Robert Hill

Minister for Foreign Affairs

The Hon Alexander Downer MP

Senator the Hon Robert Hill

Parliamentary Secretary(Foreign Affairs and Trade)

The Hon Bruce Billson MP

Minister for Defence(Leader of the Government in the Senate)

Senator the Hon Robert Hill

The Hon Alexander Downer MP

Minister for Veterans' AffairsMinister Assisting the Minister for Defence

The Hon De-Anne Kelly MP

Senator the Hon Robert Hill

Parliamentary Secretary

The Hon Teresa Gambaro MP

Minister for Finance and Administration(Vice President of the Executive Council)(Deputy Leader of theGovernment in the Senate)

Senator the Hon Nick Minchin

The Hon Peter Costello MP

Minister for Human Services

The Hon Joe Hockey MP

Senator the Hon Kay Patterson

Special Minister of State

Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

The Hon Tony Abbott MP

Parliamentary Secretary

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP

Minister for Health andAgeing(Leader of the House)

The Hon Tony Abbott MP

Senator the Hon Kay Patterson

Minister for Ageing

The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Senator the Hon Kay Patterson

Parliamentary Secretary

The Hon Christopher Pyne MP

Attorney-General

The Hon Philip Ruddock MP

Senator the Hon Chris Ellison

Minister for Justice andCustoms(Manager of Government Business in the Senate)

Senator the Hon Chris Ellison

The Hon Philip Ruddock MP

Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Senator the Hon Ian Campbell

The Hon Warren Truss MP

Parliamentary Secretary

The Hon Greg Hunt MP

Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Senator the Hon Helen Coonan

The Hon Peter McGauran MP

Minister for the Arts and Sport

Senator the Hon Rod Kemp

The Hon Peter McGauran MP

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

The Hon Warren Truss MP

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald

Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald

The Hon Warren Truss MP

Parliamentary Secretary

Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous AffairsMinister Assisting the Prime Minister for Indigenous Affairs

Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone

The Hon Peter McGauran MP

Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs(Deputy Leader of the House)

The Hon Peter McGauran MP

Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone

Minister for Education,Science and Training

The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson MP

Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone

Minister for Vocational and Technical Education

The Hon Gary Hardgrave MP

Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone

Parliamentary Secretary

The Hon Pat Farmer MP

Minister for Family and Community ServicesMinister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women's Issues

Senator the Hon Kay Patterson

The Hon Joe Hockey MP

Parliamentary Secretary(Children and Youth Affairs)

The Hon Sussan Ley MP

Minister for Industry,Tourism and Resources

The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP

Senator the Hon Nick Minchin

Minister for Small Business and Tourism

The Hon Fran Bailey MP

Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Parliamentary Secretary

The Hon Warren Entsch MP

Minister for Employment and Workplace RelationsMinister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service

The Hon Kevin Andrews MP

Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

Minister for WorkforceParticipation

The Hon Peter Dutton MP

Senator the Hon Eric Abetz

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 Veterans' Affairs in the Defence portfolio and a Department of Human Services in the Finance and Administration portfolio.