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Northern Territory Cabinet Reshuffle

1 September 2006

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Northern Territory Chief Minister Clare Martin today announced a cabinet reshuffle.

Notable changes include:

Christopher Natt has been promoted to the Ministry with the Primary Industries and Fisheries, and Mines and Energy portfolios;

Sydney Stirling retains the Treasury portfolio and becomes Attorney General and Minister for Justice, relinquishing the Education portfolio;

Paul Henderson will now be responsible for Employment, Education and Training, and for Tourism;

Christopher Burns takes over the Health portfolio as well as Police, Fire and Emergency Services;

Kon Vatskalis is the new Minister for Business and Economic Development, and Regional Development;

Delia Lawrie takes on responsibility for Planning and Lands, Infrastructure and Transport, and retains the portfolio of Family and Community Services;

Elliot McAdam adds Central Australia and Communications to his portfolio responsibilities.

With the new ministers, some changes have also been made to Parliamentary Committees:

Kerry Sacilotto is the new Chair of the Sport and Youth Committee;

Barbara McCarthy will now be Co-chair of the Statehood Committee and Chair of the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee;

The full list of portfolio responsibilities is below. 

Minister Portfolio
Clare Martin Chief Minister
Asian Relations and Trade
Major Projects
Indigenous Policy
AustralAsia Railway
Sydney Stirling Treasurer
Attorney General
Justice
Paul Henderson Employment, Education and Training
Public Employment
Tourism
Christopher Burns Health
Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Racing, Gaming and Licensing
Kon Vatskalis Business and Economic Development
Essential Services
Sport and Recreation
Defence Support
Regional Development
Delia Lawrie Planning and Lands
Multicultural Affairs
Family and Community Services
Infrastructure and Transport
Marion Scrymgour Natural Resources, Environment and Heritage
Parks and Wildlife
Young Territorians
Arts and Museums
Senior Territorians
Women's Policy
Elliot McAdam Local Government
Housing
Central Australia
Corporate and Information Services
Communications
Assisting Chief Minister on Indigenous Issues
Christopher Natt Mines and Energy
Primary Industry and Fisheries
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