Political Ready Reckoner

Reference: Ministry Responsibilities and (where applicable) Corresponding Shadows

As at 25 March 2013

MINISTRY SHADOW MINISTRY
Prime Minister The Hon Julia Gillard, MP Leader of the Opposition The Hon Tony Abbott MP
Treasurer (Deputy Prime Minister) The Hon Wayne Swan, MP Shadow Treasurer The Hon Joe Hockey MP
Shadow Assistant Treasurer Senator Mathias Cormann


Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training Manager of Opposition Business in the House **The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Shadow Minister for Universities and Research Senator the Hon Brett Mason
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Digital Productivity (Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate)
Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy Shadow Minister for Communications and Broadband The Hon Malcolm Turnbull
Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Water Leader of The Nationals in the Senate Senator Barnaby Joyce
Minister for the Arts Shadow Attorney-General Shadow Minister for the Arts Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate **Senator the Hon George Brandis SC
Minister for Defence (Deputy Leader of the House) The Hon Stephen Smith, MP Shadow Minister for Defence Senator the Hon David Johnston
Minister for Immigration and Citizenship The Hon Brendan O’Connor, MP Shadow Minister for Productivity and Population Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Mr Scott Morrison MP
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Minister for Regional Development and Local Government(Leader of the House) The Hon Anthony Albanese, MP Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Leader of The Nationals The Hon Warren Truss MP
Attorney-General Minister for Emergency Management. Minister for the Public Service and Integrity The Hon Mark Dreyfus, MP Shadow Attorney-General Shadow Minister for the Arts Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate **Senator the Hon George Brandis SC
Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Minister for Disability Reform
The Hon Jenny Macklin, MP Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Deputy Leader of The Nationals **Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion
Shadow Minister for Disabilities, Carers and the Voluntary Sector Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate Senator Mitch Fifield
Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Deputy Leader of The Nationals **Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion
Minister for Foreign Affairs Senator the Hon Bob Carr (from 13 March 2012) Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Shadow Minister for Trade Deputy Leader of the Opposition **The Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. Minister for the Arts (Vice-President of the Executive Council) The Hon Tony Burke, MP Shadow Minister for Climate Action, Environment and Heritage The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Finance and Deregulation
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator the Hon Penny Wong Shadow Minister for Finance, Deregulation and Debt Reduction, Chairman of the Coalition Policy Development Committee The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP
Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth The Hon Peter Garrett, AM, MP Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training Manager of Opposition Business in the House **The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Minister Assisting on Queensland Floods Recovery Senator the Hon Joseph Ludwig Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food Security The Hon John Cobb MP
Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP
Minister for Tourism
Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and ResearchMinister for Trade and Competitiveness Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Asian Century Policy The Hon Dr Craig Emerson, MP Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Shadow Minister for Trade Deputy Leader of the Opposition **The Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation  The Hon Greg Combet, AM, MP Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science Mrs Sophie Mirabella MP
Minister for Health The Hon Tanya Plibersek, MP Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations
Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation
The Hon Bill Shorten, MP Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Senator the Hon Eric Abetz
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
Minister for Social Inclusion
Minister for Housing and Homelessness
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Mental Health Reform
The Hon. Mark Butler, MP Shadow Minister for Ageing Shadow Minister for Mental Health Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Minister for Housing
Minister for Homelessness
Minister for Emergency Management
The Hon Mark Butler, MP Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services **The Hon Kevin Andrews MP
Outer Ministry
Minister for Human Services Senator the Hon Kim Carr Shadow Minister for Families, Housing and Human Services **The Hon Kevin Andrews MP
Minister for Early Childhood and Childcare
Minister for Employment Participation
The Hon Kate Ellis, MP Shadow Minister for Employment Participation Shadow Minister for Childcare and Early Childhood Learning The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs The Hon Warren Snowdon, MP Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition on the Centenary of ANZAC Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson
Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Shadow Minister for Defence Science, Technology and Personnel Mr Stuart Robert MP
Minister for Indigenous Health
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary of ANZAC
Minister for Resources an Energy
Minister for Tourism
Minister for Small Business
The Hon Gary Gray, AO, MP Shadow Special Minister of State Shadow Minister for Seniors The Hon Bronwyn Bishop MP
Cabinet Secretary Minister for Home Affairs
Minister for Justice
The Hon Jason Clare, MP
Minister for Defence Materiel The Hon Mike
Kelly, MP
Minister for Community Services
Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development
Minister for the Status of Women
The Hon Julie Collins, MP Shadow Minister for Indigenous Development and Employment Shadow Minister for COAG Shadow Minister for Housing Senator Marise Payne
Assistant Treasurer Minister Assisting for Deregulation The Hon David Bradbury, MP
Minister for Sport
Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation
Senator the Hon Kate Lundy Shadow Minister for Youth and Sport Shadow Minister for Regional Communications Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House Mr Luke Hartsuyker MP
Shadow Minister for Small Business, Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs The Hon Bruce Billson MP
Shadow Minister for Justice, Customs and Border Protection Mr Michael Keenan MP
Shadow Minister Regional Development Shadow Minister for Tourism The Hon Bob Baldwin MP
** appears against more than one ministry

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2 thoughts on “Political Ready Reckoner

  1. Thanks. A scenario I sometimes ponder: you have to pick the 23 best candidates for the Cabinet (or if you prefer the 31 for the full ministry) from the above list – your choices can come from either govt or opposition. Who would you pick?

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