Western Australia’s Cabinet Reshuffle

On Friday, 17 December, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan announced a Cabinet reshuffle.

The most notable change is in the Health portfolio, where Amber-Jade Sanderson has replaced Roger Cook as the state’s Health Minister.

Cook has been in the Health portfolio for 13 years, across Opposition and Government, and will be adding Tourism and Commerce to his responsibilities.

Stephen Dawson is to become the Minister for Emergency Services, Innovation and ICT, Medical Research and Volunteering.

David Templeman will gain the International Education portfolio.

Reece Whitby will take on Environment and Climate Action.

John Carey will add Homelessness to his responsibilities, Don Punch will add Small Business, and Bill Johnston is returning to Industrial Relations.

Further Information

For more information, please contact Simon Banks, Managing Director on +61 419 638 587. 

WA Ministers

Hon Mark McGowan MLAPremier; Treasurer; Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations
Hon Roger Cook MLADeputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Tourism; Commerce; Science
Hon Sue Ellery MLC  Education and Training
Hon Stephen Dawson MLC  Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering
Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC  Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry
Hon David Templeman MLA  Culture and the Arts; Sport and Recreation; International Education; Heritage; Leader of the House
Hon John Quigley MLA  Attorney General; Electoral Affairs
Hon Paul Papalia MLA  Police; Road Safety; Defence Industry; Veterans Issues
Hon Bill Johnston MLA  Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Corrective Services; Industrial Relations
Hon Rita Saffioti MLA  Transport; Planning; Ports
Hon Tony Buti MLA  Finance; Racing and Gaming; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests
Hon Simone McGurk MLA  Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
Hon Dave Kelly MLA  Water; Forestry; Youth
Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA  Health; Mental Health  
Hon John Carey MLA  Housing; Lands; Homelessness; Local Government  
Hon Don Punch MLA  Disability Services; Fisheries; Seniors and Ageing; Small Business  
Hon Reece Whitby MLAEnvironment; Climate Action

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