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The Australian Minister for Youth and Sport is Richard Colbeck since 2019. Previously, Senator the Hon. Bridget McKenzie served in the position as Minister for Sport from December 2017 to May 2019.[1][2]

Minister for Youth and Sport
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Incumbent
Richard Colbeck

since 26 May 2019
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holderFrank Stewart (as Minister for Tourism and Recreation)
Formation1972

In the Government of Australia, the minister administers the portfolio through the Department of Health.[3]

Contents

ScopeEdit

It was not until the Whitlam Government established the Department of Tourism and Recreation in 1972 that an Australian Government department had specific responsibility for sport.[4] Previously the small amount of sport funding was distributed through ministries such as Health and Foreign Affairs.[4] Frank Stewart, who is regarded as the first minister for sport, commissioned two reports – The role and scope and development of recreation in Australia by John Bloomfield and Report of the Australian Sports Institute Study Group, which highlighted the need for government involvement in sport.[5] The Fraser Government through Bob Ellicott acted upon both reports and established the Australian Institute of Sport in 1981.[4] It was widely reported that this initiative was a direct result of the poor performance of the Australian team at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, however its genesis preceded that. The Hawke Government through John Brown further extended Australian Government involvement in sport through the establishment of the Australian Sports Commission in 1985.[4]

List of ministers for sportEdit

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Sport, or any of its precedent titles:[6]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Frank Stewart   Labor Whitlam Minister for Tourism and Recreation 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 2 years, 327 days
2 Reg Withers Liberal Fraser 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 22 December 1975 (1975-12-22) 41 days
3 Ivor Greenwood Minister for Environment, Housing and Community Development 22 December 1975 (1975-12-22) 8 July 1976 (1976-07-08) 199 days
4 Kevin Newman 8 July 1976 (1976-07-08) 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 1 year, 165 days
5 Ray Groom 20 December 1977 (1977-12-20) 5 December 1978 (1978-12-05) 350 days
6 Robert Ellicott Minister for Home Affairs 5 December 1978 (1978-12-05) 17 February 1981 (1981-02-17) 2 years, 74 days
7 Michael MacKellar 17 February 1981 (1981-02-17) 19 March 1981 (1981-03-19) 30 days
8 Ian Wilson 19 March 1981 (1981-03-19) 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) 414 days
9 Tom McVeigh National Country Minister for Home Affairs and Environment 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 308 days
10 John Brown Labor Hawke Minister for Sport, Recreation and Tourism 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 4 years, 314 days
Minister for the Arts, Sport, the Environment, Tourism and Territories 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 19 January 1988 (1988-01-19)
11 Graham Richardson 19 January 1988 (1988-01-19) 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 2 years, 75 days
12 Ros Kelly 4 April 1990 (1990-04-04) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 3 years, 331 days
Keating 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27)
Minister for the Arts, Sport, the Environment and Territories 27 December 1991 (1991-12-27) 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24)
Minister for the Environment, Sport and Territories 24 March 1993 (1993-03-24) 1 March 1994 (1994-03-01)
n/a Graham Richardson 1 March 1994 (1994-03-01) 25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 24 days
13 John Faulkner 25 March 1994 (1994-03-25) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 1 year, 352 days
14 Warwick Smith Liberal Howard Minister for Sport, Territories and Local Government 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 1 year, 212 days
15 Andrew Thomson Minister for Sport and Tourism 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 1 year, 12 days
16 Jackie Kelly 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26) 3 years, 36 days
17 Rod Kemp Minister for the Arts and Sport 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26) 30 January 2007 (2007-01-30) 5 years, 65 days
18 George Brandis 30 January 2007 (2007-01-30) 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 307 days
19 Kate Ellis Labor Rudd Minister for Sport 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 2 years, 285 days
Gillard 24 June 2010 (2010-06-24) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14)
20 Mark Arbib 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 5 March 2012 (2012-03-05) 1 year, 173 days
21 Kate Lundy 5 March 2012 (2012-03-05) 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 1 year, 114 days
22 Don Farrell Rudd 27 June 2013 (2013-06-27) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 83 days
23 Peter Dutton   Liberal National Abbott 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) 1 year, 96 days
24 Sussan Ley Liberal 23 December 2014 (2014-12-23) 15 September 2015 (2015-09-15) 2 years, 21 days
Turnbull 15 September 2015 (2015-09-15) 13 January 2017 (2017-01-13)
24 Greg Hunt 18 January 2017 (2017-01-18) 19 December 2017 (2017-12-19) 2 years, 212 days
25 Bridget McKenzie National 20 December 2017 (2017-12-20) 28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) 251 days
Morrison Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation 28 August 2018 (2018-08-28) Incumbent 355 days

List of ministers for youthEdit

There have been several portfolios to include the term "youth", sometimes separate from or under education portfolios. The following individuals have been appointed as Ministers with various titles that have included the word "youth":[6]

Order Minister Party affiliation Prime Minister Ministerial title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Ian Viner   Liberal Fraser Minister for Employment and Youth Affairs 5 December 1978 (1978-12-05) 16 April 1981 (1981-04-16) 2 years, 132 days
2 Neil Brown   16 April 1981 (1981-04-16) 7 May 1982 (1982-05-07) 1 year, 21 days
3 Susan Ryan   Labor Hawke Minister for Education and Youth Affairs 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 1 year, 277 days
4 John Dawkins   Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Youth Affairs 13 December 1984 (1984-12-13) 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 2 years, 223 days
5 Clyde Holding   Minister for Employment Services and Youth Affairs 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 19 January 1988 (1988-01-19) 179 days
6 Amanda Vanstone   Liberal Howard Minister for Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 1 year, 212 days
7 David Kemp   9 October 1997 (1997-10-09) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 5 years, 260 days
  Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26)
8 Larry Anthony   National Minister for Children and Youth Affairs 26 November 2001 (2001-11-26) 26 October 2004 (2004-10-26) 2 years, 335 days
9 Kate Ellis   Labor Rudd Minister for Youth 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 2 years, 207 days
  Minister for Early Childhood Education, Childcare and Youth 9 June 2009 (2009-06-09) 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28)
10 Peter Garrett   Gillard Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28) 26 June 2013 (2013-06-26) 2 years, 363 days
n/a Kate Ellis   Rudd Minister for Early Childhood, Childcare and Youth 1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 79 days

List of ministers assisting the Prime Minister for the Sydney 2000 GamesEdit

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Sydney 2000 Games:

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Warwick Smith   Liberal Howard Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Sydney 2000 Games 11 March 1996 6 October 1997 1 year, 209 days
2 Andrew Thomson   6 October 1997 21 October 1998 1 year, 15 days
3 Jackie Kelly   21 October 1998 30 January 2001 2 years, 101 days

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Holmes, Adam (19 December 2017). "Bridget McKenzie to enter federal cabinet as minister for sport, rural health and regional communications". Bendigo Advertiser. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  2. ^ Turnbull, Malcolm (19 December 2017). "Ministerial Arrangements" (Press release). Government of Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2018. Deputy Nationals Leader Bridget McKenzie joins Cabinet as Minister for Sport, Rural Health and Regional Communications. Bridget has long campaigned for better services for regional communities.
  3. ^ "Ministries and cabinets". Parlinfo website. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  4. ^ a b c d Australian sport : a profile. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. 1985. pp. 38–40. ISBN 0644036672.
  5. ^ Daly, John (1991). Quest for Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Canberra: Australian Government Publishing Service. ISBN 0644136723.
  6. ^ a b "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Archived from the original on 13 August 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2013.