Second Baird ministry

The Second Baird ministry was the 95th ministry of the Government of New South Wales, and was led by Mike Baird, the state's 44th Premier. It is the second and subsequent of two occasions when Baird served as Premier.

Second Baird ministry
95th Cabinet of New South Wales
The Honourable Mike Baird MP.png
Premier Mike Baird, pictured in 2014
Date formed2 April 2015 (2015-04-02)
Date dissolved23 January 2017 (2017-01-23)
People and organisations
Head of stateQueen Elizabeth II (represented by David Hurley)
Head of governmentMike Baird
Deputy head of governmentTroy Grant / John Barilaro
No. of ministers22
Total no. of ministers22
Member partyLiberalNational Coalition
Status in legislatureMajority Coalition Government
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderLuke Foley
Election(s)2015 state election
PredecessorFirst Baird ministry
SuccessorFirst Berejiklian ministry

The LiberalNational coalition ministry was formed following the 2015 state election where the Baird government was re-elected.

Baird announced his ministry on 1 April 2015[1] and the ministry was sworn in on 2 April 2015 at Government House by the Governor of New South Wales David Hurley.[2][3]

The ministry ended upon the resignation by Baird as Premier, and the swearing in of Gladys Berejiklian as the Premier and John Barilaro as Deputy Premier on 23 January 2017.[4] The residual of Berejiklian ministry took office with effect from 30 January 2017.[5]

Composition of ministryEdit

Portfolio Minister Party affiliation Term start Term end Term in office
Minister for Western Sydney
Hon. Mike Baird MP   Liberal 2 April 2015 (2015-04-02) 23 January 2017 (2017-01-23) 1929 days
Deputy Premier Hon. Troy Grant MP   National 15 November 2016 (2016-11-15) 593 days
Minister for Justice and Police
Minister for the Arts
Minister for Racing
30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) 669 days
Deputy Premier Hon. John Barilaro MP   National 15 November 2016 (2016-11-15) 23 January 2017 (2017-01-23) 69 days
Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Skills
Minister for Small Business
2 April 2015 (2015-04-02) 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) 669 days
Minister for Industrial Relations
Hon. Gladys Berejiklian MP   Liberal
Minister for Education Hon. Adrian Piccoli MP   National
Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Hon. Duncan Gay MLC   National
Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy Hon. Anthony Roberts MP   Liberal
Minister for Health Hon. Jillian Skinner MP   Liberal
Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Hon. Andrew Constance MP   Liberal
Minister for Family and Community Services
Minister for Social Housing
Hon. Brad Hazzard MP   Liberal
Minister for Planning Hon. Rob Stokes MP   Liberal
Minister for Finance, Services and Property Hon. Dominic Perrottet MP   Liberal
Attorney General Hon. Gabrielle Upton MP   Liberal
Minister for Mental Health
Minister for Medical Research
Minister for Women
Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Assistant Minister for Health
Hon. Pru Goward MP   Liberal
Minister for Ageing
Minister for Disability Services

Minister for Multiculturalism
Hon. John Ajaka MLC   Liberal
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events
Minister for Sport
Hon. Stuart Ayres MP   Liberal
Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Hon. Victor Dominello MP   Liberal
Minister for Local Government Hon. Paul Toole MP   National
Minister for Primary Industries
Minister for Lands and Water
Hon. Niall Blair MLC   National
Minister for the Environment
Minister for Heritage
Assistant Minister for Planning
Hon. Mark Speakman MP   Liberal
Minister for Corrections
Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Veterans Affairs
Hon. David Elliott MP   Liberal
Minister for Early Childhood Education
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Assistant Minister for Education
Hon. Leslie Williams MP   National

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Gerathy, Sarah (1 April 2014). "NSW Election 2015: Four MPs dumped as Premier Mike Baird's new cabinet takes shape". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  2. ^ Hasham, Nicole (3 April 2015). "Premier Mike Baird's new NSW cabinet sworn in: Gladys Berejiklian and Gabrielle Upton first female Treasurer and Attorney-General". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  3. ^ Coultan, Mark (1 April 2015). "Mike Baird reveals NSW cabinet". The Australian. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Swearing-In of The Honourable Gladys Berejiklian MP, the 45th Premier of New South Wales, and The Honourable John Barilaro MP, Deputy Premier". Vice Regal Program. Governor of New South Wales. 23 January 2017. Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
Preceded by
First Baird ministry
Baird ministry
Succeeded by
First Berejiklian ministry