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Appointments to statutory authorities


Advisory Council on Australian Archives

Senator Moore ( appointed 12 February 2015, for a period of 3 years ).

Council of the National Library of Australia

Senator Moore ( appointed 10 November 2016, for a period of 3 years ).

Parliamentary Retiring Allowances Trust

Senators Macdonald and Marshall ( appointed 23 June 2011; with effect on and from 1 July 2011, and 7 July 2011, respectively ).



Richard Pye

Clerk of the Senate






Published by authority of the Senate


Ministerial Representation




Senator the Honourable George Brandis QC


               Vice-President of the Executive Council

              Leader of the Government in the Senate


Prime Minister

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Minister for Justice

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter-Terrorism

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security

Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

Acting Special Minister of State

  Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate



Minister for Revenue and Financial Services

Minister for Small Business

Senator the Honourable Nigel Scullion

Minister for Indigenous Affairs

                          Interim Leader of The Nationals


Minister for Infrastructure and Transport

Acting Minister for Regional Development

Acting Minister for Local Government and Territories

Minister for Urban Infrastructure

Senator the Honourable Mitchell (Mitch) Fifield

Minister for Communications

Minister for the Arts

Acting Minister for Regional Communications

   Manager of Government Business in the Senate


Minister for Sport

Minister for Social Services

Minister for Human Services

Senator the Honourable Marise Payne

Minister for Defence


Minister for Defence Industry

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

Minister for Defence Personnel

Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash

Minister for Employment

Minister for Women

Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the

Public Service


Minister for Immigration and Border Protection


Senator the Honourable Simon Birmingham

Minister for Education and Training


Minister for the Environment and Energy

Senator the Honourable Arthur Sinodinos AO

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science


Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment


Senator the Honourable Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Minister for International Development and the Pacific


Minister for Health

Minister for Aged Care

Minister for Indigenous Health

Senator the Honourable Matt Canavan

Minister for Resources and Northern Australia

Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources



Assistant Ministers - designated as Parliamentary Secretaries under the Ministers of State Act 1952

Senator the Honourable Anne Ruston

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources


Senator the Honourable James McGrath

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister

Assistant Minister for Regulatory Reform


Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja

Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs