First Andrews Ministry

The First Andrews Ministry was the 69th ministry of the Government of Victoria. The Labor Government, led by the Premier, Daniel Andrews, and Deputy Premier, James Merlino, was officially sworn in on 4 December 2014, following the 2014 state election, which was held on 29 November 2014. At the time of its formation, the Ministry comprised 22 Ministers, five of which were members of the Victorian Legislative Council and 17 who were members of the Victorian Legislative Assembly. At the time, nine ministers were women.[1]

Andrews Ministry
69th Cabinet of Victoria, Australia
Date formed4 December 2014
Date dissolved29 November 2018
People and organisations
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
Represented byAlex Chernov (until 30 June 2015)
Linda Dessau (since 30 June 2015)
Head of governmentDaniel Andrews
Deputy head of governmentJames Merlino
No. of ministers22
Member partyAustralian Labor Party
Status in legislatureLabor Majority Government
Opposition leaderMatthew Guy
History
Election(s)2014 state election
PredecessorNapthine Ministry
SuccessorSecond Andrews Ministry

The First Andrews Ministry succeeded the Napthine Ministry. It was replaced by the Second Andrews Ministry.

First Andrews Ministry, 2014-2018Edit

Minister Portfolio
Daniel Andrews, MP
James Merlino, MP
  • Deputy Premier
  • Minister for Education
  • Minister for Emergency Services (from 10 June 2016)
Tim Pallas, MP
Martin Pakula, MP
Gavin Jennings, MLC
  • Special Minister of State
  • Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Jacinta Allan, MP
  • Minister for Public Transport
  • Minister for Major Projects (from 23 May 2016)
  • Minister for Employment (until 23 May 2016)
Jill Hennessy, MP
  • Minister for Health
  • Minister for Ambulance Services
Martin Foley, MP
  • Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing
  • Minister for Mental Health
  • Minister for Equality
  • Minister for Creative Industries
Richard Wynne, MP
  • Minister for Planning
Jaala Pulford, MLC
  • Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
  • Minister for Agriculture
  • Minister for Regional Development
John Eren, MP
  • Minister for Tourism and Major Events
  • Minister for Sport
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Lisa Neville, MP
  • Minister for Police (from 23 May 2016)
  • Minister for Water (from 23 May 2016)
  • Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water (until 23 May 2016)
Robin Scott, MP
  • Minister for Finance
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Natalie Hutchins, MP
Lily D'Ambrosio, MP
  • Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change (from 23 May 2016)
  • Minister for Suburban Development (from 23 May 2016)
  • Minister for Industry (until 23 May 2016)
  • Minister for Energy and Resources (until 23 May 2016)
Luke Donnellan, MP
  • Minister for Roads and Road Safety
  • Minister for Ports
Jenny Mikakos, MLC
  • Minister for Families and Children
  • Minister for Youth Affairs
Wade Noonan, MP
  • Minister for Industry and Employment (from 23 May 2016)
  • Minister for Resources (from 23 May 2016)
  • Minister for Police (until 23 May 2016)
  • Minister for Corrections (until 23 May 2016)
Philip Dalidakis, MLC
  • Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade (from 31 July 2015)
Marlene Kairouz, MP
Gayle Tierney, MLC
  • Minister for Training and Skills (from 9 November 2016)
  • Minister for Corrections (from 9 November 2016)
Ben Carroll, MP
  • Minister for Industry and Employment (from 16 October 2017)
Fiona Richardson, MP
  • Minister for Women (until 23 August 2017)
  • Minister for Prevention of Family Violence (until 23 August 2017)
Steve Herbert, MLC
  • Minister for Training and Skills (until 9 November 2016)
  • Minister for International Education (23 May – 9 November 2016 )
  • Minister for Corrections (23 May – 9 November 2016)
Jane Garrett, MP
  • Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation (until 10 June 2016)
  • Minister for Emergency Services (until 10 June 2016)
Adem Somyurek, MLC
  • Minister for Small Business, Innovation and Trade (until 29 July 2015)

ReshufflesEdit

Adem Somyurek stood down from his ministerial role in May 2015,[2] and resigned as minister on 28 July 2015.[3] He was succeeded in the ministry by Philip Dalidakis on 31 July 2015.

A reshuffle in May 2016 saw a change in responsibilities for several ministers.[4]

On 10 June 2016, Jane Garrett, the Minister for Emergency Services, quit the Ministry,[5] and Marlene Kairouz was brought into the Ministry on 20 June.[6]

On 9 November 2016, Steve Herbert, the Minister for Corrections, Training and Skills and International Education, resigned from the Ministry.[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Daniel Andrews sworn in as Victorian Premier, unveils ministerial portfolios". ABC News. 4 December 2014. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  2. ^ Tomazin, Farrah (23 May 2015). "Minister stood down over allegations of misconduct made by chief of staff". The Age. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  3. ^ The Age: Adem Somyurek resigns as Small Business Minister after bullying investigation
  4. ^ Premier of Victoria: New Ministry Strengthens Focus On Jobs, Major Projects And Law And Order
  5. ^ Andrews, Daniel; Premier of Victoria (10 June 2016). "Statement From The Premier" (Press release). Government of Victoria.
  6. ^ "Marlene Kairouz to replace Jane Garrett in Victorian Cabinet". ABC News. 20 June 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2020.

External linksEdit

Parliament of Victoria
Preceded by
Napthine Ministry
First Andrews Ministry
2014–2018
Succeeded by
Second Andrews Ministry