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Minister for Families and Communities

Minister for Families and Communities
Incumbent
Kate Washington
since 5 April 2023
Department of Communities and Justice
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holderHerbert Hawkins
(as Minister for Social Services)
Formation22 August 1935

The New South Wales Minister for Families and Communities is a minister of the Government of New South Wales with responsibility for social policy and welfare, including matters relating to ageing, disability, multiculturalism, and veterans' affairs, women's affairs and youth in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The portfolio is currently held by Kate Washington, who also holds the position of Minister for Disability Inclusion.

The Minister is assisted in the administration of her portfolio by the following ministers:

Collectively the ministers administer the portfolio through the Stronger Communities cluster, in particular through the Department of Communities and Justice and a range of other government agencies.[3][4]

List of ministers

Ministerial title Minister [4] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Social Services Herbert Hawkins   United Australia Stevens (2) 22 August 1935 13 October 1938 3 years, 52 days
Athol Richardson Stevens (3) 13 October 1938 5 August 1939 307 days
Minister for Labour and Industry and Social Services 5 August 1939 16 August 1939
George Gollan Mair 16 August 1939 16 May 1941 1 year, 273 days
Hamilton Knight   Labor McKell (1) (2) 16 May 1941 6 February 1947 6 years, 166 days
Minister for Labour and Industry and Social Welfare McGirr (1) (2) 6 February 1947 29 October 1947
Jack Baddeley McGirr (2) 29 October 1947 9 March 1948 132 days
Frank Finnan 9 March 1948 30 June 1950 4 years, 351 days
Minister for Social Welfare McGirr (3)
Cahill (1)
30 June 1950 23 February 1953
Abe Landa Cahill (2) 23 February 1953 15 March 1956 3 years, 21 days
Minister for Social Welfare
Minister for Child Welfare
Frank Hawkins Cahill (3) (4)
Heffron (1) (2)
Renshaw
15 March 1956 13 May 1965 9 years, 59 days
Arthur Bridges   Liberal Askin (1) (2) 13 May 1965 22 May 1968 3 years, 9 days
Harry Jago Askin (2) 23 May 1968 3 September 1968 104 days
Frederick Hewitt Askin (2) (3) 3 September 1968 11 March 1971 2 years, 189 days
John Waddy Askin (4) 11 March 1971 17 January 1973 2 years, 267 days
Minister for Youth and Community Services Askin (5) 17 January 1973 3 December 1973
Dick Healey Askin (6) 3 December 1973 3 January 1975 1 year, 31 days
Minister for Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs Steve Mauger Lewis (1) (2) 3 January 1975 23 January 1976 1 year, 20 days
Jim Clough Willis 23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days
Minister for Youth and Community Services Rex Jackson   Labor Wran (1) (2) (3) 14 May 1976 2 October 1981 5 years, 141 days
Kevin Stewart Wran (4) 2 October 1981 1 February 1983 1 year, 122 days
Frank Walker Wran (5) (6) (7) 1 February 1983 6 February 1986 3 years, 5 days
Peter Anderson Wran (8) 6 February 1986 4 July 1986 148 days
John Aquilina Unsworth 4 July 1986 25 March 1988 1 year, 265 days
Minister for Family and Community Services Virginia Chadwick   Liberal Greiner (1) 25 March 1988 24 July 1990 2 years, 121 days
Robert Webster   National 24 July 1990 6 June 1991 317 days
Minister for Health and Community Services John Hannaford   Liberal Greiner (2) 6 June 1991 24 June 1992 1 year, 18 days
Minister for Community Services Jim Longley Fahey (1) (2) (3) 24 June 1992 4 April 1995 2 years, 284 days
Ron Dyer   Labor Carr (1) 4 April 1995 1 December 1997 2 years, 241 days
Faye Lo Po' Carr (2) (3) 1 December 1997 2 April 2003 5 years, 122 days
Carmel Tebbutt Carr (4) 2 April 2003 21 January 2005 1 year, 294 days
Reba Meagher Iemma (1) 21 January 2005 2 April 2007 2 years, 71 days
Kevin Greene Iemma (2) 2 April 2007 8 September 2008 1 year, 159 days
Linda Burney Rees
Keneally
8 September 2008 28 March 2011 2 years, 207 days
Minister for Family and Community Services Pru Goward   Liberal O'Farrell 3 April 2011 23 April 2014 3 years, 20 days
Gabrielle Upton Baird (1) 23 April 2014 2 April 2015 344 days
Brad Hazzard Baird (2) 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days [5]
Pru Goward Berejiklian (1) 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) 26 March 2019 (2019-03-26) 2 years, 55 days [6]
Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services Gareth Ward Berejiklian (2) 2 April 2019 (2019-04-02) 14 May 2021 (2021-05-14) 2 years, 42 days [2]
Alister Henskens Berejiklian (2)
Perrottet (1)
27 May 2021 (2021-05-27) 21 December 2021 (2021-12-21) 208 days [7]
Minister for Families and Communities Natasha Maclaren-Jones Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 (2021-12-21) 5 April 2023 (2023-04-05) 2 years, 174 days [1]
Kate Washington   Labor Minns 5 April 2023 incumbent 1 year, 68 days

Former ministerial title

Social housing

Ministerial title Minister [4] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Social Housing Brad Hazzard   Liberal Baird (2) 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days [8]
Pru Goward Berejiklian (1) 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 2 years, 52 days [9]

Volunteering

The Minister for Volunteering is a minister in the New South Wales Government with responsibility for volunteering in New South Wales. It was first established in 2007 in the Second Iemma ministry and was abolished in 2011 following the defeat of the Keneally ministry.[10][4]

Title Minister[4] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Volunteering Linda Burney   Labor Iemma (2) 2 April 2007 5 September 2008 1 year, 156 days
Graham West Rees 8 September 2008 4 December 2009 1 year, 87 days
Peter Primrose Keneally 4 December 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 114 days

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Parliament, Ministerial, Courts and Police (662)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 21 December 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Government Notices (30)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 2 April 2019. p. 1088-1090. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Administrative Arrangements (Administrative Changes—Public Service Agencies) Order 2019 [NSW] (159)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 2 April 2019. p. 7-8. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  5. ^ Hasham, Nicole (3 April 2015). "Premier Mike Baird's new NSW cabinet sworn in: Gladys Berejiklian and Gabrielle Upton first female Treasurer and Attorney-General". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  6. ^ "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  7. ^ Smith, Alexandra (26 May 2021). "Berejiklian fills cabinet vacancies after ministers forced to quit". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 7 October 2021.
  8. ^ Hasham, Nicole (3 April 2015). "Premier Mike Baird's new NSW cabinet sworn in: Gladys Berejiklian and Gabrielle Upton first female Treasurer and Attorney-General". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 6 April 2015.
  9. ^ Robertson, James (28 January 2017). "Anthony Roberts, Brad Hazzard take key roles in Gladys Berejiklian reshuffle". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  10. ^ "PFO-306 Volunteering". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 10 April 2022.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
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