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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

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Senator the Honourable Nicholas Minchin ( Nick )

Minister for Finance and Administration

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

Vice-President of the Executive Council


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 

  Indigenous Affairs

Minister for Education, Science and Training

Minister for Vocational and Technical Education

Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

Senator the Honourable Kay Patterson

Minister for Family and Community Services

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s 


Minister for Health and Ageing

Minister for Human Services

Minister for Ageing

Senator the Honourable Helen Co onan

Minister for Communications, Information Technology  

  and the Arts

Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer

Senator the Honourable Ian Campbell

Minister for the Environment and Heritage

Minister for Transport and Regional Services

Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads

Senator the Honourable Christopher Ellison ( Chris )

Minister for Justice and Customs

Manager of Government Business in the Senate


Senator the Honourable Ian Macdonald

Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Senator the Honourable Charles Kemp ( Rod )

Minister for the Arts and Sport

Senator the Honourable Eric Abetz

Special Minister of State

Minister for Employment and Workpl ace Relations

Minister for Small Business and Tourism

Minister for Workforce Participation

Parliamentary Secretaries

Senator the Honourable Richard Colbeck

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Senator the Honourable John Macdonald ( Sandy )

Parliamentary Secretary (Trade)

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