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Western Australian Cabinet reshuffle

1 February 2006

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New WA Premier, Alan Carpenter, today announced the details of his new Cabinet. Alan Carpenter was sworn in as the 29th Premier of Western Australia last Wednesday following the resignation of Dr Geoff Gallop due to ill health.

Pre-selection for Dr Gallop’s seat of Victoria Park will take place this week.

An additional vacancy was created with the resignation of Dr Judy Edwards as Minister for the Environment.

Key changes include:

New Ministers elected by Caucus to the Cabinet on 31 January 2006:

Ministers without significant change of portfolio are:

Western Australian Cabinet
Minister Portfolio
Alan Carpenter Premier;
Minister for Public Sector Management;
State Development;
Federal Affairs
Eric Ripper Deputy Premier;
Minister for Government Enterprises; Minister Assisting the Minister for Public Sector Management
Kim Chance Minister for Agriculture and Food;
the Midwest and Wheatbelt
Ljiljanna Ravlich Minister for Education and Training
John Kobelke Minister for Water Resources;
Sport and Recreation
Jim McGinty Attorney General;
Minister for Health;
Electoral Affairs
Michelle Roberts Minister for Housing and Works;
Consumer Protection;
Land Information
Alannah MacTiernan Minister for Planning and Infrastructure
Sheila McHale Minister for Indigenous Affairs;
Culture and the Arts
Mark McGowan Minister for the Environment;
Racing and Gaming
Francis Logan Minister for Energy;
Science and Innovation
John Bowler Minister for Employment Protection; Goldfields-Esperance and Great Southern;
Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development
John D’Orazio Minister for Police and Emergency Services;
Community Safety
Jon Ford Minister for Local Government and Regional Development;
the Kimberley; Pilbara and Gascoyne
Margaret Quirk Minister for Disability Services;
Citizenship and Multicultural Interests;
Women’s Interests;
Minister Assisting the Minister for Federal Affairs
Norm Marlborough Minister for Small Business;
Peel and the South West;
Minister Assisting the Minister for Education and Training
David Templeman Minister for Community Development; Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning and Infrastructure;
Seniors and Volunteering;
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