Wednesday, April 17, 2024

New Minister joins Tasmanian Cabinet

Tasmanian Premier, Jeremy Rockliff, has announced a new Cabinet lineup, with some portfolio changes unveiled and a new Minister welcomed on board.

“I am pleased to announce that Nick Duigan will be appointed as the new member of Cabinet,” said Premier Rockliff.

“Nick is a well-respected Member of Parliament and has been a strong performer for the people of the Windermere electorate and has excelled as a Parliamentary Secretary.”

Mr Duigan will take on the portfolios of Minister for Energy and Renewables, Minister for Parks, Minister for Heritage, and Minister for Small Business.

“Nick has experience as a small business owner and will be looking to continue supporting the heartbeat of our economy which employs so many Tasmanians,” said Mr Rockliff.

“Many Tasmanians will know Nick for his passion for the outdoors, having lightened up our screens and shone a light on our waterways for years. I am confident this passion will translate into a strong stewardship of our parks and heritage assets Tasmanians hold so dear.

“Nick has long recognised the importance of renewable energy for Tasmania. With Bell Bay in his electorate, he will be at the forefront of renewable energy opportunities in Tasmania.”

The Premier said Tasmania was entering a new renewable age.

“I will be working closely with Nick to ensure that Tasmania has the energy it needs to grow and continues to have among the lowest power prices in the nation,” he said.

In other changes announced, Madeleine Ogilvie will take on Minister for Corrections and Rehabilitation, Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs and Minister for the Arts. She will retain the Science and Technology and Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries portfolios.

Guy Barnett will be appointed as Attorney-General and Minister for Justice. He will also retain his portfolios as Minister for Health, and Minister for Veterans’ Affairs.

Jo Palmer will return as the Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence, in addition to her portfolios as Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Minister for Community Services and Development and Minister for Disability Services.

Felix Ellis will become Leader of the House in the House of Assembly and Jane Howlett will now be the Deputy Leader of the Legislative Council.

Dean Young will become the Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Industry.

“This new Ministry reflects a strong and capable team that will deliver for all Tasmanians.”

“Our Government is committed to continuing to deliver on our long-term plan and deliver what matters most to all Tasmanians,” the Premier said.

The Ministry will be sworn in at Government House tomorrow (3 October).

Jeremy Rockliff MP
Liberal for Braddon
Premier
Minister for State Development, Trade and the Antarctic
Minister for Tourism and Hospitality
Minister for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Michael Ferguson MP
Liberal for Bass
Deputy Premier
Treasurer
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Minister for Planning
Guy Barnett MP
Liberal for Lyons
Attorney General
Minister for Justice
Minister for Health
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Nick Duigan MLC
Liberal for Windermere
Minister for Energy and Renewables
Minister for Parks
Minister for Heritage
Minister for Small Business
Felix Ellis MP
Liberal for Braddon
Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Minister for Skills, Training and Workforce Growth
Minister for Resources
Minister for Racing
Leader of the House
Roger Jaensch MP
Liberal for Braddon
Minister for Education, Children and Youth
Minister for Environment and Climate Change
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Madeleine Ogilvie MP
Liberal for Clark
Minister for Corrections and Rehabilitation
Minister for Workplace Safety and Consumer Affairs
Minister for Science and Technology
Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries
Minister for the Arts
Jo Palmer MLC
Liberal for Rosevears
Minister for Primary Industries and Water
Minister for Community Services and Development
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence
Nic Street MP
Liberal for Franklin
Minister for Housing and Construction
Minister for Local Government
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Stadia and Events
Simon Wood MP
Liberal for Bass
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier
Dean Young MP
Liberal for Franklin
Government Whip
Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business and Industry
Leonie Hiscutt MLC
Liberal for Montgomery
Leader for the Government in the Legislative Council
Jane Howlett MLC
Liberal for Prosser
Deputy Leader for the Government in the Legislative Council
Mark Shelton MP
Liberal for Lyons
Speaker of the House of Assembly

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