South Australia Appoints Minister for Water Security

SA Premier Mike Rann has established a new ministerial portfolio of Water Security.

Karlene Maywald adds Water Security to her ministerial responsibilities, complementing her existing role as Minister for the River Murray.

In a unique collaboration Ms Maywald, National Member for Chaffey is one of two non-ALP members of the South Australian ministry.

The administration of SA Water was previously included in Michael Wright’s Government Enterprises portfolio.

Mr Wright recently supplemented his portfolio responsibilities becoming Minister for Finance in addition to Industrial Relations, Government Enterprises and Recreation, Sport and Racing

Ms Maywald will work in collaboration with the Minister for Environment and Conservation, Gail Gago in managing the environmental aspects of the state’s water resources.

Paul Caica, Minister for Employment, Training and Education, now takes on the additional portfolio of Science and Information Economy from Ms Maywald.

Below is a full list of ministerial portfolio responsibilities.

Minister Portfolio
Mike Rann Premier
Economic Development
Social Inclusion
Sustainability and Climate Change
Kevin Foley Deputy Premier
Industry and Trade
Federal/State Relations
Paul Holloway Police
Mineral Resources Development
Urban Development and Planning
Patrick Conlon Transport
Michael Atkinson Attorney-General
Multicultural Affairs
John Hill Health
Southern Suburbs
Assisting the Premier in the Arts
Michael Wright Industrial Relations
Government Enterprises
Recreation, Sport and Racing
Jane Lomax-Smith Education & Children’s Services
City of Adelaide
Jay Weatherill Families and Communities
Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
Assisting the Premier in Cabinet Business and Public Sector Management
Rory McEwen Agriculture, Food & Fisheries
Karlene Maywald River Murray
Water Security
Regional Development
Small Business
Assisting the Minister for Industry and Trade
Carmel Zollo Emergency Services
Correctional Services
Road Safety
Assisting the Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Jennifer Rankine State/Local Government Relations
Status of Women
Consumer Affairs
Assisting in Early Childhood Development
Paul Caica Employment, Training & Further Education
Science and Information Economy
Gail Gago Environment and Conservation
Mental Health & Substance Abuse
Assisting the Minister for Health