Leslie Williams joins NSW cabinet
Member for Port Macquarie Leslie Williams was incredibly humbled by her newly-appointed roles as Minister for Early Childhood Education, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Assistant Minister for Education.
The NSW Government today announced the new Cabinet team – including Mrs Williams – that will help manage the State over the next four years, with nine Ministers hailing from regional NSW.
Mrs Williams said she was thrilled to continue representing the Port Macquarie electorate, while serving in Ministries that were so important to regional NSW.
“Education is the cornerstone of our society and I’m pleased I can contribute to its development as a Minister in the re-elected NSW Liberals & Nationals Government,” Mrs Williams said.
“I strongly believe education begins at a young age and I will work tirelessly to ensure the children of our State receive the best learning in safe environments.
“Our indigenous people deserve a strong voice in Government and I am proud to represent them as a regional MP.
“I will be working closely with the Deputy Premier, Troy Grant, and Education Minister Adrian Piccoli to achieve outcomes in these portfolios.”
Mrs Williams said, importantly, her role as a regional MP would greatly influence her job as a Minister.
“I will be out on the ground every waking minute to listen to our communities so I can help deliver the best outcomes,” Mrs Williams said.
“I thank the Premier, Mike Baird, and Deputy Premier for their faith in me to deliver in this new role.
“I look forward to getting started as soon as possible,” Mrs Williams said.