Baird ministry (2014–15)

The Baird ministry (2014–15) or First Baird ministry was the 94th ministry of the Government of New South Wales, and was led by Mike Baird, the state's 44th Premier.[1]

First Baird ministry
94th Cabinet of New South Wales
The Honourable Mike Baird MP.png
Premier Mike Baird, pictured in 2014
Date formed23 April 2014 (2014-04-23)
Date dissolved28 March 2015 (2015-03-28)
People and organisations
Head of stateQueen Elizabeth II (represented by Marie Bashir, and subsequently David Hurley)
Head of governmentMike Baird
Deputy head of governmentAndrew Stoner
Troy Grant
No. of ministers22
Total no. of ministers23
Member partyLiberalNational Coalition
Status in legislatureMajority Coalition Government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderJohn Robertson (2011-2014)
Linda Burney (2014-2015 interim)
Luke Foley (2015)
History
Outgoing election2015 state election
PredecessorO'Farrell ministry
SuccessorSecond Baird ministry

The LiberalNational coalition ministry was formed following the announcement by Barry O'Farrell on 16 April 2014 that he would resign as Premier.[2] Baird was elected as leader of the Liberal Party on 17 April 2014 and was sworn in as Premier together with his ministry on 23 April 2014 at Government House by the Governor of New South Wales Marie Bashir.[3][4]

The ministry covered the period from 23 April 2014 until 28 March 2015 when the 2015 state election was held, resulting in the re-election of the Coalition; with Baird as leader and the Second Baird ministry being formed.

Composition of ministryEdit

First arrangementEdit

This arrangement covers the period from 23 April 2014 until 2 May 2014, when Mike Gallacher resigned from Cabinet and his ministries after he was named at the Independent Commission Against Corruption for alleged involvement in a corrupt scheme to receive illegal political donations.[5][6]

Portfolio Minister Party affiliation Term start Term end Term in office
Premier
Minister for Infrastructure
Minister for Western Sydney
Hon. Mike Baird MP   Liberal 23 April 2014 (2014-04-23) 28 March 2015 (2015-03-28) 339 days
Deputy Premier
Minister for Trade and Investment
Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services
Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Minister for Small Business
Minister for the North Coast.
Hon. Andrew Stoner MP 7 8 10   The Nationals 17 October 2014 (2014-10-17) 177 days
Minister for Transport
Minister for the Hunter.
Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP   Liberal 28 March 2015 (2015-03-28) 339 days
Minister for Education Hon. Adrian Piccoli MP   The Nationals
Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for the Central Coast
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Hon. Mike Gallacher MLC 1 2 3 4 5   Liberal 23 April 2014 (2014-04-23) 2 May 2014 (2014-05-02) 9 days
Minister for Roads and Freight Hon. Duncan Gay MLC 2 8   The Nationals 23 April 2014 (2014-04-23) 28 March 2015 (2015-03-28) 339 days
Minister for Resources and Energy
Special Minister of State
Hon. Anthony Roberts MP   Liberal
Minister for Health
Minister for Medical Research
Hon. Jillian Skinner MP   Liberal
Treasurer Hon. Andrew Constance MP 3   Liberal
Minister for Planning
Minister for Women
Hon. Pru Goward MP   Liberal
Attorney General
Minister for Justice
Hon. Brad Hazzard MP   Liberal
Minister for Family and Community Services Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP   Liberal
Minister for Primary Industries
Assistant Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson MP 9   The Nationals 17 October 2014 (2014-10-17) 177 days
Minister for Natural Resources, Lands and Water
Minister for Minister for Western New South Wales
Hon. Kevin Humphries MP   The Nationals 28 March 2015 (2015-03-28) 339 days
Minister for Ageing
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for the Illawarra
Hon. John Ajaka MLC   Liberal
Minister for Fair Trading
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney
Hon. Stuart Ayres MP 4 6   Liberal
Minister for Citizenship and Communities
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Minister for Veterans Affairs
Assistant Minister for Education
Hon. Victor Dominello MP   Liberal
Minister for the Environment
Minister for Heritage
Assistant Minister for Planning
Hon. Rob Stokes MP 5   Liberal
Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing
Minister for the Arts
Hon. Troy Grant MP 7   The Nationals 17 October 2014 (2014-10-17) 177 days
Minister for Finance and Services Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP   Liberal 28 March 2015 (2015-03-28) 339 days
Minister for Local Government Hon. Paul Toole MP   The Nationals
Minister for Mental Health
Assistant Minister for Health
Hon. Jai Rowell MP   Liberal
1 Gallacher resigned from the ministry.

Second arrangementEdit

Following the resignation of Mike Gallacher from cabinet and the ministry on 2 May 2014, a further arrangement was required. Andrew Constance assumed the responsibilities as Minister for Industrial Relations. Stuart Ayres assumed the responsibilities as Minister for Minister for Police and Emergency Services. Duncan Gay assumed the responsibilities of Vice President of the Executive Council. Rob Stokes assumed the responsibilities as Minister for the Central Coast. Matthew Mason-Cox assumed Ayres' former responsibilities as Minister for Fair Trading.[7] Only changes in ministerial portfolio are shown.

Portfolio Minister Party affiliation Term start Term end Term in office
Treasurer
Minister for Industrial Relations
Hon. Andrew Constance, MP 3   Liberal 6 May 2014 (2014-05-06) 28 March 2015 (2015-03-28) 326 days
Minister for Roads and Freight
Vice President of the Executive Council
Hon. Duncan Gay, MLC 2 8   Nationals 17 October 2014 (2014-10-17) 164 days
Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister Assisting the Premier on Western Sydney
Hon. Stuart Ayres, MP 4   Liberal 28 March 2015 (2015-03-28) 326 days
Minister for the Environment
Minister for Heritage
Minister for the Central Coast
Assistant Minister for Planning
Hon. Rob Stokes, MP 5   Liberal
Minister for Fair Trading Hon. Matthew Mason-Cox, MLC 6   Liberal
2 Vice President of the Executive Council portfolio transferred from Gallacher to Gay.
3 Industrial Relations portfolio transferred from Gallacher to Constance.
4 Police and Emergency Services transferred from Gallacher to Ayres.
5 Central Coast transferred from Gallacher to Stokes.
6 Fair Trading transferred from Ayres to Mason-Cox, who entered the ministry.

Third arrangementEdit

Following the sudden retirement of Andrew Stoner as Deputy Premier and from the Baird ministry on 15 October 2014, Troy Grant was elected as the NSW Leader of the National Party with effect from 17 October 2014. Grant became Deputy Premier and assumed the majority of Stoner's ministerial responsibilities.[8] John Barilaro was elevated to the ministry and appointed to assume the Small Business portfolio previous held by Stoner. Barilaro was also appointed as Minister for Regional Tourism, succeeding Katrina Hodgkinson. Duncan Gay added Minister for the North Coast to his responsibilities.[9] Only changes in ministerial portfolio are shown. This arrangement continued unchanged until a new ministry was formed following the re-election of the Coalition at the 2015 state election.

Portfolio Minister Party affiliation Term start Term end Term in office
Deputy Premier
Minister for Trade and Investment
Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services
Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Minister for Hospitality, Gaming and Racing
Minister for the Arts
Hon. Troy Grant, MP 7   Nationals 17 October 2014 (2014-10-17) 28 March 2015 (2015-03-28) 162 days
Minister for Roads and Freight
Vice President of the Executive Council
Minister for the North Coast
Hon. Duncan Gay, MLC 8  
Minister for Primary Industries Hon. Katrina Hodgkinson, MP 9  
Minister for Small Business
Minister for Regional Tourism
Hon. John Barilaro, MP 9 10  
7 Grant replaced Stoner as Deputy Premier. Grant retained portfolios of Hospitality, Gaming and Racing; and of Arts. Grant gained portfolios of Trade and Investment; Regional Infrastructure and Services; and of Tourism and Major Events.
8 North Coast portfolio transferred from Stoner to Gay.
9 Assistant Minister for Tourism and Major Events portfolio transferred to Barilaro as Minister for Regional Tourism.
10 Small Business portfolio transferred from Stoner to Barilaro.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nicholls, Sean (22 April 2014). "Mike Baird's cabinet reshuffle a preparation for next election". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Mike Baird named new NSW Premier after Barry O'Farrell resignation". ABC News. Australia. 18 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Swearing in ceremony for new NSW Premier". ABC News. Australia. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  4. ^ "NSW premier Mike Baird's new Cabinet straight to work after being sworn-in at Government House". ABC News. Australia. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  5. ^ "ICAC: NSW Police Minister Mike Gallacher resigns over corruption watchdog probe". ABC News. 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2014.
  6. ^ Whitbourn, Michaela; Nicholls, Sean; Howden, Saffron (2 May 2014). "Mike Gallacher had to resign over ICAC claim, Mike Baird says". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 3 May 2014.
  7. ^ Hasham, Nicole (6 May 2014). "Stuart Ayres shines on first day as Police Minister". The Age. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  8. ^ Hasham, Nicole (16 October 2014). "New NSW Nationals leader and Deputy Premier Troy Grant is not easily categorised". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  9. ^ Nicholls, Sean (17 October 2014). "John Barilaro elevated as Andrew Stoner suddenly quits cabinet". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
Preceded by
O'Farrell ministry
Baird ministry
2014–2015
Succeeded by
Second Baird ministry