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Minister for Multiculturalism (New South Wales)

Minister for Multiculturalism
Incumbent
Steve Kamper
since 5 April 2023 (2023-04-05)
Department of Communities and Justice
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPremier of New South Wales
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holderClive Evatt
(as Minister in Charge of Tourist Activities and Immigration)
Formation9 May 1946

The Minister for Multiculturalism is a minister of the Government of New South Wales with responsibility for social policy and welfare, including multiculturalism in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

The Minister since 5 April 2023 is Steve Kamper, who also holds the Small Business, Lands and Property, and Sport porfolios.

The Minister assists the Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services administer her portfolio through the Stronger Communities cluster, in particular through the Department of Communities and Justice and a range of other government agencies.[1][2]

List of ministers

Ministerial title Minister [2] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister in Charge of Tourist Activities and Immigration Clive Evatt   Labor McKell (2) 9 May 1946 6 February 1947 273 days
Frank Finnan McGirr (1) (2) 6 February 1947 9 March 1948 1 year, 32 days
Claude Matthews McGirr (2) 9 March 1948 21 September 1949 1 year, 196 days
Joshua Arthur 21 September 1949 30 June 1950 3 years, 155 days
Minister for Immigration McGirr (3)
Cahill (1)
30 June 1950 23 February 1953
Gus Kelly Cahill (2) 23 February 1953 15 March 1956 3 years, 21 days
Minister for Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs Steve Mauger   Liberal Lewis (1) (2) 3 January 1975 23 January 1976 1 year, 21 days
Jim Clough Willis 23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days
Minister for Ethnic Affairs Neville Wran   Labor Wran (7) (8) 6 February 1985 4 July 1986 1 year, 148 days
Barrie Unsworth Unsworth 4 July 1986 21 March 1988 1 year, 261 days
Nick Greiner   Liberal Greiner (1) (2) 25 March 1988 24 June 1992 4 years, 95 days
John Fahey Fahey (1) 24 June 1992 3 July 1992 9 days
George Souris   National Fahey (2) 3 July 1992 26 May 1993 327 days
Minister for Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Michael Photios   Liberal Fahey (3) 26 May 1993 4 April 1995 1 year, 313 days
Minister for Ethnic Affairs Bob Carr   Labor Carr (1) (2) 4 April 1995 8 April 1999 10 years, 121 days
Minister for Citizenship Carr (3) (4) 8 April 1999 3 August 2005
Morris Iemma Iemma (1) (2) 3 August 2005 5 September 2008 3 years, 33 days
Virginia Judge Rees 8 September 2008 4 December 2009 1 year, 90 days
John Hatzistergos Keneally 8 December 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 114 days
Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello   Liberal O'Farrell
Baird (1)
3 April 2011 2 April 2015 4 years, 5 days
Minister for Multiculturalism John Ajaka Baird (2) 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days [3]
Ray Williams Berejiklian (1) 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 2 years, 51 days [4]
Minister for Sport, Multiculturalism, Seniors and Veterans John Sidoti Berejiklian (2) 2 April 2019 17 September 2019 168 days [5]
Geoff Lee (acting) 17 September 2019 27 May 2021 1 year, 252 days
Natalie Ward Berejiklian (2)
Perrottet (1)
27 May 2021 21 December 2021 208 days [6]
Minister for Multiculturalism Mark Coure Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 5 April 2023 1 year, 105 days [7]
Steve Kamper   Labor Minns 5 April 2023 incumbent 1 year, 71 days

Former ministerial titles

Assisting ministers

Ministerial title Minister [2] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister Assisting the Premier on Citizenship Morris Iemma   Labor Carr (1) (2) (3) 8 April 1999 2 April 2003 3 years, 359 days
John Hatzistergos Carr (4) 2 April 2003 3 August 2005 2 years, 123 days
Milton Orkopoulos Iemma (1) 3 August 2005 8 November 2006 1 year, 97 days
Reba Meagher 8 November 2006 2 April 2007 145 days
Graham West Iemma (2) 2 April 2007 11 April 2007 9 days
Barbara Perry 11 April 2007 5 September 2008 1 year, 147 days

See also

References

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ a b c "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  5. ^ Smith, Alexandra (17 September 2019). "Sports Minister John Sidoti to stand aside pending ICAC inquiry". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  6. ^ Smith, Alexandra. "Berejiklian fills cabinet vacancies after ministers forced to quit". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  7. ^ "Parliament, Ministerial, Courts and Police (662)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 21 December 2021.
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