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CHANGES IN MINISTRY

The Leader of the Government in the Senate (Senator Sir John Carrick), by leave, informed the Senate that on 7 May 1982 the Fourth Fraser Ministry had been reconstituted as follows:

Cabinet:

Prime Minister The Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser, C.H., M.P.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade and Resources

The Rt Hon. J. D. Anthony, C.H., M.P.

Treasurer The Hon. John Howard, M.P.

Minister for Defence The Rt Hon. Ian Sinclair, M.P.

Minister for National Development and Energy and Leader of the Government in the Senate

Senator the Hon. Sir John Carrick, K.C.M.G.

Minister for Industry and Commerce The Rt Hon. Sir Phillip Lynch, K.C.M.G., M. P.

Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon. A. A. Street, M.P.

Minister for Primary Industry The Hon. P. J. Nixon, M.P.

Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the House

The Hon. D. J. Killen, M.P.

Minister for Finance Senator the Hon. Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, D.B.E.

Attorney-General Senator the Hon. Peter Durack, Q.C.

Minister for Social Security Senator the Hon. F. M. Chaney

Minister for Aviation and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister in Federal Affairs and Public Service Matters

The Hon. Wal Fife, M.P.

Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations

The Hon. Ian Macphee, M.P.

Minister for Education Senator the Hon. Peter Baume

Other Ministers:

Minister for Transport and Construction The Hon. Ralph J. Hunt, M.P.

Minister for Defence Support and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence

The Hon. Ian Viner, M.P.

Minister for Science and Technology The Hon. David Thomson, M.C., M.P.

Minister for Administrative Services The Hon. Kevin Newman, M.P.

Minister for Communications and Minister Assisting the Attorney-General

The Hon. N. A. Brown, Q.C., M.P.

Minister for the Capital Territory and Minister Assisting the Minister for Industry and Commerce

The Hon. Michael Hodgman, M.P.

Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Minister Assisting the Treasurer

Senator the Hon. Tony Messner

Minister for Home Affairs and Environment and Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Resources

The Hon. D. T. McVeigh, M.P.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister Assisting the Minister for Social Security

The Hon. Ian Wilson, M.P.

Minister for Health and Minister Assisting the Minister for National Development and Energy

The Hon. J. J. Carlton, M.P.

Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs The Hon. John Hodges, M.P.

Ministerial Representation in the Senate:

Prime Minister To be represented by Senator Sir John Carrick

Minister for Trade and Resources Vice-President of the Executive Council

Treasurer To be represented by Senator Dame Margaret Guilfoyle

Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister for Science and Technology

Minister for Defence To be represented by Senator Durack

Minister for Defence Support Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

Minister for Industry and Commerce Minister for Primary Industry To be represented by Senator Chaney

Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations

Minister for Communications

Minister for Home Affairs and Environment To be represented by Senator Peter Baume

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Minister for Health

Minister for Aviation

Minister for Transport and Construction To be represented by Senator Messner

Minister for Administrative Services Minister for the Capital Territory

Ministerial Arrangements: Senator Sir John Carrick further informed the Senate that, during the absence overseas of Mr Fraser, Mr Anthony would act as Prime Minister and that during the impending absence overseas of Mr Hunt, Mr Fife would act as Minister for Transport and Construction. Senator Sir John Carrick also informed the Senate of his impending absence overseas and that, during his absence, Senator Durack would act as Leader of the Government in the Senate and Mr Killen as Minister for National Development and Energy.