The First Albanese Ministry

Following a meeting of the Labor Caucus on the 31st of May, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced his Government’s first full ministry. 

The Labor Party has also been confirmed as having won 77 seats in the House of Representatives and thus will form a majority government. 

  • Anika Wells MP, Kristy McBain MP and Anne Aly MP have joined the front bench 
  • The Cabinet consists of 13 men and 10 women, a record number of women in cabinet
  • The Outer Ministry has 4 men and 3 women
  • There are 12 Assistant Ministers – 6 women & 6 men 

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The Hon. Anthony Albanese MPPrime Minister
The Hon. Richard Marles MPDeputy Prime Minister
Minister for Defence
Senator the Hon. Penny WongMinister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon. Dr Jim Chalmers MPTreasurer
Senator the Hon. Katy GallagherMinister for Finance 
Minister for the Public Service
Minister for Women
Senator the Hon. Don FarrellMinister for Trade and Tourism 
Special Minister of State
The Hon. Tony Burke MPMinister for Employment and Workplace Relations
 Minister for the Arts
The Hon. Mark Butler MPMinister for Health and Aged Care
The Hon. Chris Bowen MPMinister for Climate Change and Energy
The Hon. Tanya Plibersek MPMinister for the Environment and Water
The Hon. Catherine King MPMinister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
The Hon. Linda Burney MPMinister for Indigenous Australians
The Hon. Amanda Rishworth MPMinister for Social Services
The Hon. Bill Shorten MPMinister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme 
Minister for Government Services
The Hon. Mark Dreyfus QC MPAttorney-General Cabinet Secretary
The Hon. Brendan O’Connor MPMinister for Skills and Training
The Hon. Jason Clare MPMinister for Education
The Hon. Julie Collins MPMinister for Housing
Minister for Homelessness
Minister for Small Business
Michelle Rowland MPMinister for Communications
Madeleine King MPMinister for Resources
Minister for Northern Australia
Senator Murray WattMinister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
 Minister for Emergency Management
Ed Husic MPMinister for Industry and Science
Clare O’Neil MPMinister for Home Affairs
 Minister for Cyber Security

Outer Ministry 

Matt Keogh MPMinister for Veterans’ Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel
Pat Conroy MPMinister for Defence Industry
 Minister for International Development and the Pacific
Stephen Jones MPAssistant Treasurer 
Minister for Financial Services
Andrew Giles MPMinister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Anne Aly MPMinister for Early Childhood Education
 Minister for Youth
Anika Wells MPMinister for Aged Care
 Minister for Sport
Kristy McBain MPMinister for Regional Development, Local Government and Territories

Assistant Ministers 

The Hon. Justine Elliot MPAssistant Minister for Social Services
Assistant Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence
The Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite MPAssistant Minister for Defence
Assistant Minister for Veterans’
Affairs Assistant Minister for the Republic
The Hon. Dr Andrew Leigh MPAssistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury
Patrick Gorman MPAssistant Minister to the Prime Minister
Senator Jenny McAllisterAssistant Minister for Climate Change and Energy
Senator Carol BrownAssistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Ged Kearney MPAssistant Minister for Health and Aged Care
Emma McBride MPAssistant Minister for Mental Health 
Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health
Senator Malarndirri McCarthyAssistant Minister for Indigenous Australians Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health
Senator Tim AyresAssistant Minister for Trade
 Assistant Minister for Manufacturing
Senator Anthony ChisholmAssistant Minister for Education 
Assistant Minister for Regional Development
Tim Watts MPAssistant Minister for Foreign Affairs

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