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Ministerial Representation




Senator the Honourable Nicholas Minchin ( Nick )

Minister for Finance and Administration

Leader of the Government in the Senate

Vice-President of the Executive Council

Prime Minister


Minister for Industry, Tourism and R esources

Minister for Small Business and Tourism

Special Minister of State

Senator the Honourable Helen Coonan

Minister for Communications, Information Technology  

  and the Arts

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate

Minister for Foreign Affai rs

Minister for Trade

Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for 

Women’s Issues

Senator the Honourable Ian Campbell

Minister for Human Services

Minister for Transport and Regional Services

Minister for Immigr ation and Citizenship

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


Minister for Defence

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Senator the Honourable Eric Abetz

Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources

Minister for Workforce Participation

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the 

Public Service

Senator the Honourable Santo Santoro

Minister for Ageing

Minister for Health and Ageing

Senator the Honourable George Brandis, SC

Minister for the Arts and Sport

Minister for Education, Science and Training

Minister for Vocational and Further Education

Senator the Honourable Nigel Scullion

Minister for Community Services

Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Parliamentar y Secretary

Senator the Honourable Richard Colbeck

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration

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