Premier Dominic Perrottet and Deputy Premier Paul Toole have announced a new Cabinet team to focus on delivering the NSW Government’s vision for the state.
It combines a wealth of experience with fresh energy at a critical time, leading NSW out of the pandemic and toward a stronger future.
“Our new Ministry harnesses experience, while allowing for renewal and injecting fresh energy into the team,” Mr Perrottet said.
There are nine first-time Ministers in the new-look Cabinet and four of the new ministers are women, including Nationals Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke, who takes on the portfolio of Emergency Services and Resilience.
Nats MLC Sam Farraway is the new Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Nats Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders is Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW, and Nats MLC Ben Franklin is Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Arts, and Regional Youth.
Adam Marshall and Melinda Pavey leave Cabinet, having served our Party well as Ministers, and remain part of The NSW Nationals team.
Deputy Premier Paul Toole said the past three years have been some of the most challenging in our State’s history, with the team’s focus now on recovery and strengthening our resilience.
“We’ve gone through the darkest of days, but we are focused on building stronger regional communities – stronger for their services, their jobs and the opportunities we’re unlocking for this generation and the next,” Mr Toole said.
“Regional health has been a big focus of our Government since day one – and as a registered nurse from the bush, Bronnie Taylor will ensure regional communities get the investment in hospitals and health services and the quality of care they deserve.
“The new Emergency Services and Resilience portfolio combines our response and recovery efforts to ensure NSW can bounce back and lead our state to a better future.”
NEW SOUTH WALES CABINET MINISTERS
The Honourable Dominic Francis Perrottet MP Premier
The Honourable Paul Lawrence Toole MP Deputy Premier, Minister for Regional New South Wales, Minister for Police
The Honourable Stuart Laurence Ayres MP Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade, Minister for Tourism and Sport, Minister for Western Sydney
The Honourable Bronwyn Taylor MLC Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health, Minister for Mental Health
The Honourable Matthew John Kean MP Treasurer, Minister for Energy
The Honourable Damien Francis Tudehope MLC Minister for Finance, Minister for Employee Relations, Vice-President of the Executive Council, Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
The Honourable Alister Andrew Henskens SC MP Minister for Skills and Training, Minister for Science, Innovation and Technology, Leader of the House in the Legislative Assembly
The Honourable Bradley Ronald Hazzard MP Minister for Health
The Honourable Sarah Mitchell MLC Minister for Education and Early Learning
The Honourable Mark Raymond Speakman SC MP Attorney General
The Honourable Robert Gordon Stokes MP Minister for Infrastructure, Minister for Cities, Minister for Active Transport
The Honourable Victor Michael Dominello MP Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government
The Honourable Anthony John Roberts MP Minister for Planning, Minister for Homes
The Honourable David Andrew Elliott MP Minister for Transport, Minister for Veterans
The Honourable Natalie Peta Ward MLC Minister for Metropolitan Roads, Minister for Women’s Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence
The Honourable Kevin John Anderson MP Minister for Lands and Water, Minister for Hospitality and Racing
The Honourable Dr Geoffrey Lee MP Minister for Corrections
The Honourable Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC Minister for Families and Communities, Minister for Disability Services
The Honourable Samuel Farraway MLC Minister for Regional Transport and Roads
The Honourable Stephanie Anne Cooke MP Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience
The Honourable Eleni Marie Petinos MP Minister for Small Business, Minister for Fair Trading
The Honourable James Henry Griffin MP Minister for Environment and Heritage
The Honourable Mark Joseph Coure MP Minister for Multiculturalism, Minister for Seniors
The Honourable Dugald William Saunders MP Minister for Agriculture, Minister for Western New South Wales
The Honourable Benjamin Cameron Franklin MLC Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for the Arts, Minister for Regional Youth
The Honourable Wendy Margaret Tuckerman MP Minister for Local Government