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Ministerial Representation




Senator the Honourable Christopher Evans ( Chris )

Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

Lead er of the Government in the Senate

Prime Minister

Minister for Families, Housing, Community  

Services and Indigenous Affairs

Minister for Housing

Senator the Honourable John Faulkner

Minister for Defence

Vice-President of the Executive Council

Minist er for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Minister for Defence Personnel

Minister for Defence Materiel and Science

Senator the Honourable Stephen Conroy

Minister for Broadband, Communications and the  

  Digital Economy

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

Minister for Finance and Deregulation

Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional 

Development and Local Government

Senator the Honourable Kim Carr

Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and  


Minister for Ed ucation

Minister for Trade

Minister for Resources and Energy

Minister for Small Business, Independent  

Contractors and the Service Economy

Senator the Honourable Penelope Wong ( Penny )

Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency    and Water

Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage 

and the Arts


Minister for Tourism

Minister for the Status of Women

Minister for Home Affairs

Senator the Honourable Joseph Ludwig ( Joe )

Special Minister of State

Cabinet Secretary

Manager of Gover nment Business in the Senate

Minister for Health and Ageing

Minister for Human Services

Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery

Minister for Ageing

Senator the Honourable Nicholas Sherry ( Nick )

Assistant Treasurer


Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Minister for Population

Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law

Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer 


Senator the Honourable Mark Arbib

Minister for Employment Participation

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for  

  Government Service Delivery

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Minister for Social Inclusion

Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth

Minister f or Sport

Parliamentary Secretary

Senator the Honourable Ursula Stephens

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion

Parliamentary Secretary for the Voluntary Sector

In those instances where Senators prefer to be known by other than their first name, the preferred name is underlined.