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Greiner–Murray ministry (1988–1991)

First Greiner–Murray ministry
80th Cabinet of Government of New South Wales
Date formed21 March 1988
Date dissolved6 June 1991
People and organisations
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
GovernorSir James Rowland (1981–1989)
Sir David Martin(1989–1990)
Peter Sinclair(1990–1996)
PremierNick Greiner
Deputy PremierWal Murray
No. of ministers20
Ministers removed3
Total no. of members23
Member partyLiberalNational coalition
Status in legislatureMajority Coalition Government
Opposition partiesLabor
Opposition leaderBob Carr
History
Election(s)1988 New South Wales state election
Outgoing election1991 New South Wales state election
PredecessorUnsworth ministry ––
SuccessorSecond Greiner–Murray ministry

The Greiner–Murray ministry (1988–1991) or First Greiner–Murray ministry or First Greiner ministry was the 80th ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 37th Premier of New South Wales, Nick Greiner, representing the Liberal Party in coalition with the National Party, led by Wal Murray.

The ministry covers the period from 21 March 1988 when the coalition defeated the sitting Unsworth Labor government at the 1988 state election until 6 June 1991, when Greiner reconfigured his ministry following victory at the 1991 state election.

Composition of ministry

The ministry was rearranged on four occasions.

  • The first rearrangement was due to the sudden death of Ray Aston in May 1988.[a][b]
  • The second rearrangement in January 1989 was caused by the resignation of Matt Singleton from the ministry.[c]
  • The third rearrangement was in September 1989.[d]
  • The fourth rearrangement in July 1990 was caused by the resignation of Terry Metherell from the ministry.[1][e][f][g][h][i]
Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Premier Nick Greiner   Liberal 21 March 1988 6 June 1991 3 years, 77 days
Treasurer
Minister for Ethnic Affairs
Deputy Premier Wal Murray   National
Minister for Public Works
Minister for State Development[g] 24 July 1990 2 years, 125 days
John Hannaford, MLC   Liberal 24 July 1990 6 June 1991 317 days
Minister for Roads[f] Wal Murray   National
Minister for Health Peter Collins   Liberal 21 March 1988 3 years, 77 days
Minister for the Arts
Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs Ian Armstrong   National
Attorney General John Dowd   Liberal
Minister for Housing Joe Schipp
Minister for the Environment Tim Moore
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Ted Pickering, MLC
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Leader of the Government in Legislative Council
Minister for Sport, Recreation and Racing Bob Rowland Smith, MLC[d]   National 18 September 1989 1 year, 181 days
Minister for Sport and Recreation 18 September 1989 24 May 1991 1 year, 248 days
Minister for Racing
Minister for Family and Community Services[i] Virginia Chadwick, MLC   Liberal 21 March 1988 24 July 1990 2 years, 125 days
Robert Webster   National 24 July 1990 6 June 1991 317 days
Minister for Education and Youth Affairs[e] Terry Metherell   Liberal 21 March 1988 20 July 1990 2 years, 121 days
Minister for School Education and Youth Affairs[e] Virginia Chadwick, MLC 24 July 1990 6 June 1991 317 days
Minister for Transport Bruce Baird 21 March 1988 3 years, 77 days
Assistant Minister for Transport Matt Singleton[c]   National 24 January 1989 309 days
Tim Moore[d]   Liberal 18 September 1989 1 year, 181 days
Robert Webster[c][i]   National 24 January 1989 24 July 1990 1 year, 181 days
Bob Rowland Smith, MLC[d] 18 September 1989 24 May 1991 1 year, 248 days
Minister for Administrative Services[c] Matt Singleton 21 March 1988 24 January 1989 309 days
Robert Webster 24 January 1989 24 July 1990 1 year, 181 days
Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs Gerry Peacocke 21 March 1988 6 June 1991 3 years, 77 days
Minister for Mineral Resources[b] Neil Pickard   Liberal 19 October 1988 212 days
Minister for Energy[b]
Minister for Minerals and Energy[b] 19 October 1988 6 June 1991 2 years, 230 days
Minister for Industrial Relations and Employment John Fahey 21 March 1988 24 July 1990 2 years, 125 days
Minister for Industrial Relations 24 July 1990 6 June 1991 317 days
Minister for Further Education, Training and Employment[e]
Minister Assisting the Premier[e] 21 March 1988 24 July 1990 2 years, 125 days
Bruce Baird 24 July 1990 6 June 1991 317 days
Minister Assisting the Treasurer[e]
Minister for Natural Resources[h] Ian Causley   National 21 March 1988 24 July 1990 2 years, 125 days
Minister for Water Resources[h] 24 July 1990 6 June 1991 317 days
Minister for Lands and Forests[h] Garry West
Chief Secretary[h] 21 March 1988 24 July 1990 2 years, 125 days
Ian Causley 24 July 1990 6 June 1991 317 days
Minister for Tourism Garry West 21 March 1988 3 years, 77 days
Minister for Local Government David Hay   Liberal
Minister for Planning
Minister for Corrective Services[a] Ray Aston 23 May 1988 63 days
John Fahey 23 May 1988 8 June 1988 16 days
Michael Yabsley 8 June 1988 6 June 1991 2 years, 363 days
Assistant Minister for Roads[f] 24 July 1990 6 June 1991 317 days

  Ministers are members of the Legislative Assembly unless otherwise noted.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Ray Aston died in May 1988 and John Fahey replaced him in the Corrective Services portfolio. Michael Yabsley returned to parliament, elected to replaced Aston as the member for Vaucluse and was immediately appointed to the portfolio.
  2. ^ a b c d The portfolios of Mineral Resources and Energy were combined into one portfolio Minerals and Energy.
  3. ^ a b c d Matt Singleton resigned from the ministry in January 1989 and Robert Webster was appointed to the ministry to Singleton's portfolios of Administrative Services and Assistant Minister for Transport.
  4. ^ a b c d Tim Moore relinquished the portfolio of Assistant Minister for Transport and Bob Rowland Smith was appointed in his place. Rowland Smith's portfolio of Sport, Recreation and Racing was split into Sport and Recreation and the portfolio of Racing.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Terry Metherell resigned from the ministry in July 1990. Further education and training was split from the Education portfolio and John Fahey was appointed minister. Virginia Chadwick was appointed minister for school education. Fahey's role in assisting the Premier was transferred to Bruce Baird who was also appointed to assist the Treasurer.
  6. ^ a b c The new portfolio of Roads was created from Transport and Wal Murray was appointed minister, assisted by new minister Michael Yabsley.
  7. ^ a b Wal Murray relinquished the State Development and John Hannaford was appointed to the ministry and the portfolio.
  8. ^ a b c d e Garry West and Ian Causley swapped parts of their portfolios. West gained the new portfolios of Land and Forests which were split from Causley's abolished portfolio of Natural Resources, with Causley retaining Water Resources from his former portfolio and gaining West's portfolio of Chief Secretary.
  9. ^ a b c Robert Webster was appointed to the Family and Community Services portfolio, replacing Virginia Chadwick and relinquished the role of Assistant Minister for Transport.

References

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

 

Preceded byUnsworth ministry First Greiner–Murray ministry 1988–1991 Succeeded bySecond Greiner–Murray ministry(1991–1992)
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