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Fahey–Murray ministry (1992–1993)

Second Fahey–Murray ministry
83rd Cabinet of Government of New South Wales
Date formed3 July 1992 (1992-07-03)
Date dissolved26 May 1993 (1993-05-26)
People and organisations
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
GovernorPeter Sinclair
PremierJohn Fahey
Deputy PremierWal Murray
No. of ministers20
Ministers removed1
Total no. of members21
Member partyLiberalNational coalition
Status in legislatureMinority Coalition Government
Opposition partiesLabor
Opposition leaderBob Carr
PredecessorFirst Fahey ministry
SuccessorThird Fahey ministry

The Fahey–Murray ministry (1992–1993) or Second Fahey–Murray ministry or Second Fahey ministry was the 83rd ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 38th Premier of New South Wales, John Fahey, representing the Liberal Party in coalition with the National Party, led by Wal Murray.

The ministry covers the period from 3 July 1992 until 26 May 1993, when Murray resigned from the ministry.

Composition of ministry

Ten ministers retained some or all of their portfolios from the first Fahey ministry.[a] There were a series of minor reconfigurations of the ministry between August and October 1992,[b] when Ted Pickering resigned from the police portfolio, accused of misleading parliament and the breakdown of his working relationship with Tony Lauer, the Commissioner of the New South Wales Police,[1][2][3] with Pickering and Terry Griffiths swapping portfolios.[c] Pickering resigned from the ministry in October 1992.[d]

The ministry lasted until 26 May 1993, when Murray resigned from the ministry and as the Leader of the New South Wales National Party. Ian Armstrong was elected as the Nationals' Leader, resulting in the formation of the First Fahey–Armstrong ministry.[4][5]

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Premier John Fahey[a]   Liberal 3 July 1992 26 May 1993 327 days
Deputy Premier Wal Murray[a]   National
Minister for Public Works
Minister for Roads
Minister for Transport[a] Bruce Baird   Liberal
Minister for Tourism
Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Ian Armstrong[a]   National
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Ted Pickering, MLC[a][c]   Liberal 23 September 1992 82 days
Minister for Police Terry Griffiths[c] 23 September 1992 26 May 1993 216 days
Minister for Emergency Services Ted Pickering, MLC[c][d] 22 October 1992 29 days
Wayne Merton[d] 22 October 1992 26 May 1993 245 days
Minister Assisting the Premier[b] Ted Pickering, MLC 31 August 1992 22 October 1992 52 days
Minister for Justice Terry Griffiths[a][c] 3 July 1992 23 September 1992 82 days
Ted Pickering, MLC[c] 23 September 1992 22 October 1992 29 days
Wayne Merton 22 October 1992 26 May 1993 245 days
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Leader of the Government in Legislative Council
Ted Pickering, MLC[a][d] 3 July 1992 22 October 1992 111 days
John Hannaford, MLC[d] 22 October 1992 26 May 1993 245 days
Attorney General 3 July 1992 327 days
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for School Education and Youth Affairs Virginia Chadwick, MLC
Minister for Employment and Training
Minister for Conservation and Land Management[a] Garry West   National
Minister for Energy
Minister for Planning Robert Webster, MLC   National
Minister for Housing
Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing Joe Schipp   Liberal
Minister for State Development Peter Collins
Minister for the Arts[a]
Minister of Natural Resources Ian Causley[a]   National
Minister for Health Ron Phillips   Liberal
Minister for Local Government Gerry Peacocke[a]   National 3 July 1992
Minister for Cooperatives
Assistant Treasurer George Souris
Minister for Ethnic Affairs
Minister for Finance 14 July 1992 316 days
Chief Secretary Anne Cohen[a]   Liberal 3 July 1992 327 days
Minister for Administrative Services
Minister for Community Services Jim Longley
Assistant Minister for Health
Minister for the Environment Chris Hartcher
Minister for Consumer Affairs Kerry Chikarovski
Assistant Minister for Education

  Ministers are members of the Legislative Assembly unless otherwise noted.

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Retained portfolio from the first Fahey ministry.
  2. ^ a b Ted Pickering took on additional responsibilities with a new role of Assisting the Premier in August 1992.
  3. ^ a b c d e f In September 1992 Ted Pickering resigned as Minister for Police with Terry Griffiths appointed to the portfolio, while Pickering was appointed to Griffith's portfolio of Justice.
  4. ^ a b c d e In October 1992 Ted Pickering resigned from the ministry, replaced by John Hannaford as Vice-President of the Executive Council and Leader of the Government in Legislative Council and Wayne Merton was promoted to the ministry and the portfolios of Justice and Emergency Services.


  1. ^ "Pickering goes after 'kick in the guts'". The Canberra Times. 23 September 1992. p. 1. Retrieved 21 March 2022 – via Trove.
  2. ^ Bayley, David (5 July 2017). Governing the Police: Experience in Six Democracies. Routledge. p. 20. ISBN 978-1-351-51681-5.
  3. ^ Baker, Jordan (29 December 2007). "Police force captive to ministers, study says". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
  4. ^ "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 March 2022.
  5. ^ "Former Members". Members of Parliament. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 16 November 2020.


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