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MINISTRY AND MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, informed the Senate that the Second Hawke Ministry had been constituted as follows:

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

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.

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

Senator the Hon. John Button

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

Senator the Hon. Don Grimes

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

The Hon. Ralph Willis, M.P.

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

Special Minister of State and Leader of the House

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

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

Senator the Hon. Peter Walsh

Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon. Bill Hayden, M.P.

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

Senator the Hon. Susan Ryan

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.

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

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

Minister for Primary Industry The Hon. John Kerin, M.P.

Minister for Housing and Construction

The Hon. Stewart West, M.P.

Minister for Defence The Hon. Kim C. Beazley, M.P.

Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs and Minister Assisting the Treasurer

The Hon. Chris Hurford, M.P.

Minister for Social Security The Hon. Brian Howe, M.P.

Other Ministers

Minister for Transport and Minister for Aviation

The Hon. Peter Morris, M.P.

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

The Hon. John Brown, M.P.

Minister for Health The Hon. Neal Blewett, M.P.

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

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

Minister for Territories The Hon. Gordon Scholes, M.P.

Minister for Communications and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence

The Hon. Michael Duffy, M.P.

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

The Hon. Barry Cohen, M.P.

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs The Hon. A. C. Holding, M.P.

Minister for Veterans' Affairs Senator the Hon. A. T. Gietzelt

Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services

The Hon. Tom Uren, M.P.

Ministerial Representation: Senator Button also informed the Senate that the following arrangements had been made for Ministerial representation in the Senate: Prime Minister Minister for Trade and Minister Assisting for Youth Affairs

Minister for Science To be represented by Senator the Hon. John Button

Minister Assisting for Commonwealth-State Relations

Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs

Minister for Social Security To be represented by Senator the Hon. Don Grimes

Minister for Health

Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister Assisting for Public Service Industrial Matters

Treasurer To be represented by Senator the Hon. Peter Walsh

Minister for Primary Industry Minister for Communications Minister for Housing and Construction

Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism

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

To be represented by Senator the Hon. Susan Ryan

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Attorney-General Special Minister of State To be represented by Senator the Hon. Gareth Evans, Q.C.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Minister for Defence

Minister for Transport Minister for Aviation Minister for Territories To be represented by Senator the Hon. A. T. Gietzelt

Minister for Local Government and Administrative Services

Leader of the Government, etc: Senator Button also informed the Senate of his re-appointment as Leader of the Government, and the re-appointment of Senator Grimes as Deputy-Leader, Senator Robertson as Government Whip and Senator McIntosh as Deputy-Whip.