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Adam Giles - Chief Minister


14 March 2013

Chief Minister, Adam Giles, has announced the Country Liberals Government new Cabinet.

Mr Giles said his Cabinet would provide stability to Government, the public service and all Territorians.

“This Government’s Cabinet has been selected purely based on merit and talent,” Mr Giles said.

“Work has been done in the past six months implementing important reforms and the make-up of this Cabinet will ensure that the Goverment’s agenda is continued.

“This Government will cut waste and reduce debt, Strengthen Law and Order, Grow a three hub economy, plan properly for the future and be accountable.

“The Cabinet has been selected with the aim of providing as minimal disruption as possible to the delivery of services to Territorians, which is the very core function of Government.

“It will provide clear direction moving forward.

“I acknowledge there has been some instability in recent days, however, I can assure the public service and all Territorians that our team is united and determined to get on with the job we have been tasked with - governing the Territory.”

In addition to his responsibilities as Chief Minister, Mr Giles has taken the portfolios of Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Trade, Economic Development (Major Projects) and Asian Engagement. He has retained the portfolio of Transport and regained Corporate and Information Services.

Deputy Chief Minister, David Tollner is Treasurer as well as the Minister for Business. Mr Tollner is also Minister for Employment and Training, Defence Liaison and Defence Industry Support.

John Elferink remains Attorney-General, Minister for Justice and Minister for Correctional Services as well as taking on the portfolios of Public Employment and Statehood.

Robyn Lambley remains the Minister for Health and Alcohol Rehabilitation.

Peter Chandler remains the Minister for Education, Minister for Housing and Minister for Lands, Planning and the Environment.

Willem Westra van Holthe remains Minister for Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries, Minister for Mines and Energy, Minister for Land Resource Management, and Minister for Essential Services.

Alison Anderson remains Minister for Children and Families, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Women’s Policy and also takes on the Local Government portfolio.

Matt Conlan remains Minister for Central Australia, Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Minister for Parks and Wildlife and Minister for Arts and Museums while regaining his previously held portfolios of Sport and Recreation and Racing.

Peter Styles is the new Minister for Infrastructure, Multicultural Affairs, Senior Territorians and Young Territorians.

“Peter Styles is extremely active in the community and has strong links to these portfolios,” Mr Giles said.

“He is the new member on the team, and given his experience and knowledge of these areas, I have no doubt Peter will do an excellent job delivering for Territorians.”

Member for Goyder, Kezia Purick, will remain Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, while the position of Government Whip will be determined at a later date by the Parliamentary Wing.


Media Contact:

Bruce Cutler 0457 509 133

Related files:
130314 Ministry List.pdf ( 112.4 kb )
1303014 Giles - New Cabinet.pdf ( 164.83 kb )