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MINISTRY AND MINISTERIAL ARRANGEMENTS

The Leader of the Government (Senator Button), by leave, informed the Senate that the First Hawke Ministry had been constituted as follows: Cabinet

Prime Minister The Hon. R. J. L. Hawke, A.C.

Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Trade and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Commonwealth-State Relations

The Hon. Lionel Bowen

Leader of the Government in the Senate, Minister for Industry and Commerce and Minister Assisting the Minister for Communications

Senator the Hon. John Button

Deputy-Leader of the Government in the Senate and Minister for Social Security

Senator the Hon. Don Grimes

Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Public Service Matters

The Hon. Ralph Willis

Treasurer The Hon. P. J. Keating

Special Minister of State, Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the House

The Hon. Michael J. Young

Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs The Hon. Stewart West

Minister for Resources and Energy Senator the Hon. Peter Walsh

Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon. Bill Hayden

Minister for Education and Youth Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Status of Women

Senator the Hon. Susan Ryan

Attorney-General Senator the Hon. Gareth Evans

Minister for Defence The Hon. Gordon Scholes

Other Ministers

Minister for Transport The Hon. Peter Morris

Minister for Primary Industry The Hon. John Kerin

Minister for Aviation and Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence

The Hon. Kim C. Beazley

Minister for Housing and Construction The Hon. Christopher J. Hurford

Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism and Minister for Administrative Services and Minister Assisting the Minister for Industry and Commerce

The Hon. John Brown

Minister for Finance The Hon. J. S. Dawkins

Minister for Health The Hon. Neal Blewett

Minister for Science and Technology The Hon. Barry O. Jones

Minister for Communications The Hon. Michael Duffy

Minister for Home Affairs and Environment The Hon. Barry Cohen

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs The Hon. A. C. Holding

Minister for Veterans' Affairs Senator the Hon. A. T. Gietzelt

Minister for Territories and Local Government and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Community Development and Regional Affairs

The Hon. Tom Uren

Minister for Defence Support The Hon. Brian Howe

Ministerial Representation: Senator Button also informed the Senate that the following arrangements had been made for Ministerial representation in the Senate:

Prime Minister To be represented by Senator

Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations the Hon. John Button

Minister for Communications

Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs To be represented by Senator

Minister for Housing and Construction the Hon. Don Grimes

Minister for Health

Minister for Trade To be represented by Senator

Treasurer the Hon. Peter Walsh

Minister for Primary Industry

Minister for Finance

Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism To be represented by Senator

Minister for Science and Technology the Hon. Susan Ryan

Minister for Home Affairs and Environment

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Special Minister of State To be represented by Senator

Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Gareth Evans

Minister for Defence

Minister for Defence Support

Minister for Transport To be represented by Senator

Minister for Aviation the Hon. A. T. Gietzelt

Minister for Administrative Services

Minister for Territories and Local Government

Leader of the Government in the Senate, etc: Senator Button also informed the Senate of his appointment as Leader of the Government, the appointment of Senator Grimes as Deputy-Leader and the appointment of Senator Robertson as Government Whip and Senator McIntosh as Deputy-Whip.