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Minister for Mental Health (New South Wales)

Minister for Mental Health
Incumbent
Rose Jackson
since 5 April 2023
Ministry of Health
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holderCherie Burton
(as Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Mental Health))
Formation10 August 2005

The Minister for Mental Health is a minister in the New South Wales Government with responsibility for hospitals and health services in regional New South Wales, Australia.

It was first established in 2005 in the First Iemma ministry as an assistant minister,[1] before becoming a separate portfolio in 2011 in the O'Farrell ministry. The portfolio was not tasked with the management of a department.[2]

The current minister is Rose Jackson since April 2023.[3] Together with the Minister for Health, Minister for Regional Health and Minister for Medical Research, they administer the health portfolio through the Health cluster, including the Ministry of Health and a range of other government agencies, including local health districts and the NSW Ambulance service.[4]

List of ministers

Title Minister[3] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Mental Health Kevin Humphries   National O'Farrell 4 April 2011 17 April 2014 3 years, 13 days [5]
Jai Rowell   Liberal Baird (1) 17 April 2014 2 April 2015 350 days [6]
Pru Goward Baird (2) 2 April 2015 23 January 2017 1 year, 296 days [7]
Tanya Davies Berejiklian (1) 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 2 years, 52 days [8]
Minister for Mental Health, Regional Youth and Women Bronnie Taylor   National Berejiklian (2)
Perrottet (1)
2 April 2019 21 December 2021 3 years, 360 days [9]
Minister for Mental Health Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 28 March 2023 [10]
Ryan Park   Labor Minns 28 March 2023 5 April 2023 8 days
Rose Jackson 5 April 2023 incumbent 1 year, 71 days


Assistant ministers

Title Minister[3] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Mental Health) Cherie Burton   Labor Iemma (1) 10 August 2005 2 April 2007 1 year, 235 days [11]
Paul Lynch Iemma (2) 2 April 2007 5 September 2008 1 year, 156 days [12]
Barbara Perry Rees 8 September 2008 14 September 2009 2 years, 201 days [13]
Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Mental Health and Cancer) 14 September 2009 8 December 2009
Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Mental Health) Keneally 8 December 2009 28 March 2011

See also

References

  1. ^ "PFO-298 Minister Assisting the Minister for Health (Mental Health) [I]". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 24 March 2022.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  2. ^ "PFO-341 Mental Health [I]". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 10 April 2022.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  3. ^ a b c "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Administrative Arrangements (Second Perrottet Ministry—Allocation of Acts and Agencies) Order 2021". Legislation NSW. 21 December 2021. Retrieved 25 March 2022.
  5. ^ "The Hon. Kevin John Humphries (1960 - )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Mr Jai Traver Rowell MP (1977 - )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  7. ^ "The Hon. (Pru) Prudence Jane Goward". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Government Notices (30)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 2 April 2019. p. 1088-1090. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  10. ^ "Parliament, Ministerial, Courts and Police (662)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 21 December 2021.
  11. ^ "Ms Cherie Ann Burton". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Mr Paul Gerard Lynch, MP". Members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 April 2019.
  13. ^ "The Hon. Barbara Mazzel Perry (1964- )". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
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