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Carr ministry (1995–1997)

First Carr ministry
85th Cabinet of Government of New South Wales
Date formed4 April 1995 (1995-04-04)
Date dissolved1 December 1997 (1997-12-01)
People and organisations
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
GovernorPeter Sinclair
Gordon Samuels
PremierBob Carr
Deputy PremierAndrew Refshauge
No. of ministers20
Member partyLabor
Status in legislatureMajority Labor Government
Opposition partiesLiberalNational coalition
Opposition leaderPeter Collins
History
Election(s)1995 New South Wales state election
PredecessorThird Fahey ministry
SuccessorSecond Carr ministry

The Carr ministry (1995–1997) or First Carr ministry was the 85th ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 39th Premier of New South Wales, Bob Carr, representing the Labor Party.


Composition of ministry

The ministry covers the period from 4 April 1995, when Carr led Labor to victory at the 1995 state election. There were two new assistant roles created early in the ministry,[a][b] a minor rearrangements in December 1995,[c][d][e] a new assistant role in March 1996,[f] and a minor rearrangement in December 1996.[g] The ministry continued until 1 December 1997 when the second Carr ministry was formed.[1][2]

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Premier Bob Carr   Labor 4 April 1995 1 December 1997 2 years, 241 days
Minister for the Arts
Minister for Ethnic Affairs
Deputy Premier Andrew Refshauge
Minister for Health
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Treasurer Michael Egan, MLC
Minister for Energy
Minister Assisting the Premier
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Leader of the Government in Legislative Council
Minister for State Development[d] 15 December 1995 255 days
Minister for State and Regional Development[d] 15 December 1995 1 December 1997 1 year, 351 days
Minister for Police Paul Whelan 4 April 1995 2 years, 241 days
Minister for Transport Brian Langton
Minister for Tourism
Minister for Education and Training John Aquilina
Minister Assisting the Premier on Youth Affairs[b] 26 July 1995 2 years, 128 days
Minister for the Environment Pam Allan 4 April 1995 2 years, 241 days
Minister for the Olympics Michael Knight 2 years, 241 days
Minister for Roads[g] 28 November 1996 1 year, 238 days
Carl Scully 28 November 1996 15 December 1995 1 year, 3 days
Minister for Public Works and Services[e] Michael Knight 4 April 1995 255 days
Carl Scully 15 December 1995 28 November 1996 349 days
Minister for Community Services Ron Dyer, MLC 4 April 1995 1 December 1997 2 years, 241 days
Minister for Aged Services
Minister for Disability Services
Attorney General Jeff Shaw, MLC
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Land and Water Conservation Kim Yeadon
Minister for Urban Affairs and Planning Craig Knowles
Minister for Housing
Minister for Agriculture Richard Amery
Minister for Ports Carl Scully 2 years, 241 days
Minister for Small Business and Regional Development[d] 15 December 1995 255 days
Assistant Minister for State Development[d]
Assistant Minister for State and Regional Development[d] 15 December 1995 1 December 1997 1 year, 351 days
Assistant Minister for Energy[a] 7 June 1995 2 years, 177 days
Minister for Corrective Services Bob Debus 4 April 1995 2 years, 241 days
Minister for Emergency Services
Minister Assisting the Minister for the Arts[f] 13 March 1996 1 year, 263 days
Minister for Gaming and Racing Richard Face 4 April 1995 2 years, 241 days
Minister Assisting the Premier on Hunter Development
Minister for Women Faye Lo Po' 2 years, 241 days
Minister for Consumer Affairs[c] 6 December 1995 246 days
Minister for Fair Trading[c] 6 December 1995 1 December 1997 1 year, 360 days
Minister for Mineral Resources Bob Martin 4 April 1995 2 years, 241 days
Minister for Fisheries
Minister for Sport and Recreation Gabrielle Harrison
Minister for Local Government Ernie Page

  Ministers are members of the Legislative Assembly unless otherwise noted.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b On 7 June 1995 Carl Scully was appointed to a new role of Assistant Minister for Energy.
  2. ^ a b On 26 July 1995 John Aquilina was appointed to a new role of Minister Assisting the Premier on Youth Affairs.
  3. ^ a b c On 6 December 1995 the portfolio of Consumer Affairs was renamed Fair Trading. Faye Lo Po' retained the portfolio.
  4. ^ a b c d e f On 15 December 1995 the portfolios of State Development and Small Business and Regional Development were amalgamated to become State and Regional Development. Michael Egan was appointed minister and Carl Scully appointed assistant minister.
  5. ^ a b On 15 December 1995 the portfolio of Public Works and Services was transferred from Michael Knight to Carl Scully.
  6. ^ a b On 13 March 1996 Bob Debus was appointed to a new role of Minister Assisting the Minister for the Arts.
  7. ^ a b On 28 November 1996 the portfolio of Roads was transferred from Michael Knight to Carl Scully.

References

  1. ^ "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  2. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 November 2020.

 

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