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MINISTRY AND MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS AND APPOINTMENT OF GOVERNMENT WHIPS

Mr Howard (Prime Minister) informed the House that the Ministry and ministerial arrangements are as follows:

TitleMinisterOther Chamber
Prime Minister
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet
The Hon John Howard, MP
The Hon Jackie Kelly, MP
Senator the Hon Bill Heffernan
Senator the Hon Robert Hill 
Minister for Transport and Regional Services (Deputy Prime Minister)
Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government
Parliamentary Secretary
The Hon John Anderson, MP

The Hon Wilson Tuckey, MP

Senator the Hon Ron Boswell
Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald
Treasurer
Minister for Revenue and Assistant Treasurer
Parliamentary Secretary
(Manager of Government Business in the Senate)
The Hon Peter Costello, MP
Senator the Hon. Helen Coonan
Senator the Hon Ian Campbell
Senator the Hon Nick Minchin
The Hon Peter Costello, MP 
Minister for Trade
Minister for Foreign Affairs
Parliamentary Secretary (Foreign Affairs)
The Hon Mark Vaile MP
The Hon Alexander Downer, MP
The Hon Chris Gallus, MP
Senator the Hon Robert Hill
Senator the Hon Robert Hill
Minister for Defence
(Leader of the Government in the Senate)
Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Parliamentary Secretary
Senator the Hon Robert Hill

The Hon Danna Vale, MP
The Hon Danna Vale, MP
The Hon Fran Bailey, MP
The Hon Danna Vale, MP


Senator the Hon Robert Hill
Minister for Communications and Information Technology
(Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate)
Minister for the Arts and Sport
Senator the Hon Richard Alston



Senator the Hon Rod Kemp
The Hon Peter McGauran, MP



The Hon Peter McGauran, MP
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
(Leader of the House)
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Minister for Employment Services
The Hon Tony Abbott, MP




The Hon Mal Brough, MP
Senator the Hon Richard Alston




Senator the Hon Richard Alston
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Reconciliation
Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
The Hon Philip Ruddock, MP



The Hon Gary Hardgrave, MP
Senator the Hon Chris Ellison



Senator the Hon Chris Ellison
Minister for the Environment and Heritage
(Vice-President of the Executive Council)
Parliamentary Secretary
The Hon Dr David Kemp, MP

The Hon Dr Sharman Stone MP
Senator the Hon Robert Hill 
Attorney-General

Minister for Justice and Customs
The Hon Daryl Williams, AM, QC, MP
Senator the Hon Chris Ellison
Senator the Hon Chris Ellison

The Hon Daryl Williams AM QC MP
Minister for Finance and Administration
Special Minister of State
Parliamentary Secretary
Senator the Hon Nick Minchin
Senator the Hon Eric Abetz
The Hon Peter Slipper MP
The Hon Peter Costello, MP
The Hon Tony Abbott, MP
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Minister for Forestry and Conservation
Parliamentary Secretary
The Hon Warren Truss, MP

Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald
Senator the Hon Judith Troeth
Senator the Hon Ian Macdonald

The Hon Warren Truss, MP
Minister for Family and Community Services
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women
Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
Parliamentary Secretary
Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone



The Hon Larry Anthony, MP
The Hon Ross Cameron, MP
The Hon Larry Anthony, MP



Senator the Hon Amanda Vanstone
Minister for Education, Science and Training
Minister for Science
(Deputy Leader of the House)
The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson, MP
The Hon Peter McGauran, MP
Senator the Hon Richard Alston
Senator the Hon Richard Alston 
Minister for Health and Ageing
Minister for Ageing
Parliamentary Secretary
Senator the Hon Kay Patterson
The Hon Kevin Andrews, MP
The Hon Trish Worth, MP
The Hon Kevin Andrews, MP
Senator the Hon Kay Patterson
Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources
Minister for Small Business and Tourism
Parliamentary Secretary
The Hon Ian Macfarlane, MP

The Hon Joe Hockey, MP
The Hon Warren Entsch, MP
Senator the Hon Nick Minchin

Senator the Hon Nick Minchin 
Each box represents a portfolio. Cabinet Ministers are shown in bold type. As a general rule, there is one department in each portfolio. Except for the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the title of each department reflects that of the portfolio minister. There is also a Department of Veterans' Affairs in the Defence portfolio.
Mr Howard informed the House that Mr Lloydhad been appointed Chief Government Whip and Mr McArthur and Mrs Gashhad been appointed Government Whips.