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New Victorian Cabinet sworn in

New Victorian Premier, Jacinta Allan today unveiled the new team which she says will put the State’s bold housing agenda at the core of its work – supporting a target to deliver 800,000 new homes over the next decade.

Deputy Premier, Ben Carroll will become Minister for Education, while also taking on the portfolio of Medical Research.

Tim Pallas will retain his critical responsibilities as Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations, while also taking on an expanded role as Minister for Economic Growth.

Sonya Kilkenny will remain as Minister for Planning and also become Minister for the Suburbs.

Harriet Shing becomes Minister for Housing. She will also retain the Water and Equality portfolios.

Colin Brooks is the new Minister for Development Victoria and Minister for Precincts. He will also become Minister for Creative Industries.

“Reflecting a major new policy priority, Lizzie Blandthorn will become Minister for Children, bringing together the work across government that supports children and families,” said Premier Alla.n.

“This includes the Labor Government’s Best Start, Best Life early childhood education reforms as well as continuing to drive improvements to our child protection system – providing a whole of government focus on child development and wellbeing.”

She will also become Minister for Disability, and maintain her responsibilities as Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council.

Natalie Hutchins will lead the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions as Minister for Jobs and Industry.

“As Minister for Treaty and First Peoples, she will also take the lead as we work towards Treaty negotiations with the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria and the Government’s continuing engagement with the Yoorrook Justice Commission. She remains Minister for Women,” said the Premier.

Ingrid Stitt will become Minister for Mental Health and Minister for Ageing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs. The Multicultural Affairs portfolio moves into the centre of government in the Department of Premier and Cabinet, the Premier confirmed.

Danny Pearson will become Minister for Transport Infrastructure and Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop, while retaining his responsibilities as Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Worksafe and the TAC.

Mary-Anne Thomas will add the Ambulance Services portfolio to her responsibilities as Minister for Health and Minister for Health Infrastructure. She will continue to serve as Leader of the House.

Gabrielle Williams will lead the Department of Government Services as Minister for Government Services. She will also become Minister for Consumer Affairs where she will oversee the Government’s rental reform agenda, and Minister for Public and Active Transport.

Steve Dimopoulos will become Minister for the Environment and Minister for Outdoor Recreation. He will retain his role as Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events.

Gayle Tierney will become Minister for Skills and TAFE and Minister for Regional Development.

Ros Spence will become Minister for Agriculture and Minister for Carers and Volunteers. She will also retain her responsibilities as Minister for Community Sport.

Member for Eltham, Vicki Ward will join the Victorian Cabinet, becoming Minister for Prevention of Family Violence and Minister for Employment.

Lily D’Ambrosio will continue to oversee Victoria’s energy transition as Minister for Climate Action, Minister for Energy and Resources and Minister for the State Electricity Commission.

The Premier said stability in the Justice portfolios has been prioritised with Attorney General and Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, Jaclyn Symes, Minister for Police, Anthony Carbines and Minister for Corrections, Enver Erdogan remaining in all of their portfolios.

“Melissa Horne continues her focus on driving down the road toll as Minister for Roads and Road Safety, working with our logistics industry as Minister for Ports and Freight, overseeing councils as Minister for Local Government and tackling the next phase of regulatory reform work as Minister for Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation,” said Ms Allan.

Natalie Suleyman remains Minister for Veterans, Minister for Youth and Minister for Small Business.

Steve McGhie remains the Cabinet Secretary.

The ministry will be sworn in today, and be supported in their work by a number of Machinery of Government changes, effective from early 2024.

FIRST ALLAN MINISTRY | October 2023

Jacinta AllanPremier [CM]
Ben CarrollDeputy PremierMinister for Education [CM]Minister for Medical Research
Jaclyn SymesLeader of the Government in the Legislative CouncilAttorney-General [CM]Minister for Emergency Services
Tim PallasTreasurer [CM]Minister for Industrial RelationsMinister for Economic Growth
Lizzie BlandthornDeputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative CouncilMinister for Children [CM]Minister for Disability
Colin BrooksMinister for Development VictoriaMinister for PrecinctsMinister for Creative Industries
Anthony CarbinesMinister for PoliceMinister for Crime PreventionMinister for Racing
Lily D’AmbrosioMinister for Climate Action [CM]Minister for Energy and ResourcesMinister for the State Electricity Commission
Steve DimopoulosMinister for EnvironmentMinister for Tourism, Sport and Major EventsMinister for Outdoor Recreation
Enver ErdoganMinister for CorrectionsMinister for Youth JusticeMinister for Victim Support
Melissa HorneMinister for Casino, Gaming and Liquor RegulationMinister for Local GovernmentMinister for Ports and FreightMinister for Roads and Road Safety
Natalie HutchinsMinister for Jobs and Industry [CM]Minister for Treaty and First PeoplesMinister for Women
Sonya KilkennyMinister for PlanningMinister for the Suburbs
Danny PearsonMinister for Transport Infrastructure [CM]Minister for the Suburban Rail LoopAssistant TreasurerMinister for WorkSafe and the TAC
Harriet ShingMinister for HousingMinister for WaterMinister for Equality
Ros SpenceMinister for AgricultureMinister for Community SportMinister for Carers and Volunteers
Ingrid StittMinister for Mental HealthMinister for AgeingMinister for Multicultural Affairs
Natalie SuleymanMinister for VeteransMinister for Small BusinessMinister for Youth
Mary-Anne ThomasLeader of the HouseMinister for Health [CM]Minister for Health InfrastructureMinister for Ambulance Services
Gayle TierneyMinister for Skills and TAFEMinister for Regional Development
Vicki WardMinister for Prevention of Family ViolenceMinister for Employment
Gabrielle WilliamsMinister for Government Services [CM]Minister for Consumer AffairsMinister for Public and Active Transport
Steve McGhieCabinet Secretary

Parliamentary Secretaries

Nick StaikosParliamentary Secretary to the PremierParliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs
Josh BullParliamentary Secretary for Level Crossing RemovalsParliamentary Secretary for Transport
Darren CheesemanParliamentary Secretary for Education
Christine CouzensParliamentary Secretary for First Peoples
Paul EdbrookeParliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
Bronwyn HalfpennyParliamentary Secretary for Jobs
Katie HallParliamentary Secretary for HousingParliamentary Secretary for Creative Industries
Nathan LambertParliamentary Secretary for Children
Tim RichardsonParliamentary Secretary for Health InfrastructureParliamentary Secretary for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
Michaela SettleParliamentary Secretary for Regional DevelopmentParliamentary Secretary for Agriculture
Nina TaylorParliamentary Secretary for Justice
Kat TheophanousParliamentary Secretary for Women’s Health
Paul HamerParliamentary Secretary for Economic Development
Sheena WattParliamentary Secretary for Climate Action
Iwan WaltersParliamentary Secretary for Disability

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