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Ministerial Representation




Senator the Honourable Robert Hill

Minister for Defence

Leader of the Government in the Senate

Prime Minister

Minister for Trade

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Senator the Honourable Nicholas Minchin (Nick)

Minister for Finance and Administration

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate


Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources

Senator the Honourable Amanda Vanstone

Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and 

  Indigenous Affairs

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for 


Minister for Education, Science and Training

Minister for Science

Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Senator the Honourable Kay Patterson

Minister for Family and Community Services

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the 

  Status of Women

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Senator the Honourable Christopher Ellison ( Chris )

Minister for Justice and Customs


Senator the Honourable Ian Macdonald

Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation

Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Minister for Agricu lture, Fisheries and Forestry

Senator the Honourable Charles Kemp ( Rod )

Minister for the Arts and Sport

Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts

Senator the Honourable Eric Abetz

Special Minister of State

Minister for Employ ment and Workplace Relations

Minister for Small Business and Tourism

Minister for Employment Services

Senator the Honourable Helen Coonan

Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Senator the Honourable Ian Campbell

Minister for Local Government, Territories and 


Manager of Government Business in the Senate

Minister for Transport and Regional Services

Minister for Health and Ageing

Minister for Ageing

Parliamentary Secretary

Senator the Honourable Judit h Troeth

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

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