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Minister for Small Business (New South Wales)

Minister for Small Business
Steve Kamper
since 5 April 2023 (2023-04-05)
StyleThe Honourable
NominatorPremier of New South Wales
AppointerGovernor of New South Wales
Inaugural holderGeorge Paciullo (as the Minister for Small Business and Technology)
Formation10 February 1984

The Minister for Small Business is a minister of the New South Wales Government within the Treasury and has responsibilities for matters relating to small business policy and regulation in New South Wales. The current Minister for Small Business, since 5 April 2023, is Steve Kamper.

The minister supports the Minister for Finance, presently Courtney Houssos and the Treasurer, presently Daniel Mookhey. Ultimately the minister is responsible to the Parliament of New South Wales.

Role and responsibilities

Small business was first represented at a portfolio level in the sixth Wran ministry, with the appointment of George Paciullo as the Minister for Small Business and Technology, with Paciullo also holding the portfolio of Industry and Decentralisation. The portfolio was responsible for promoting the well-being, growth and development of the small business sector in New South Wales through the Office of Small Business. In the eighth Wran ministry small business was combined with industry to form the portfolio of Industry and Small Business.[1]

Small Business first became a separate portfolio in the Unsworth ministry, with the appointment of Deirdre Grusovin who also held the portfolio of Consumer Affairs. In addition to the Office of Small Business, the portfolio was responsible for Small Business Development Corporation which undertook research and investigated matters relating to the small business section of the economy and aimed at expanding the effectiveness of existing government assistance and advisory programs. The portfolio was replaced in the first Grieiner ministry by the portfolio of Business and Consumer Affairs.[2][3]

List of ministers

Title Minister [3] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Small Business and Technology George Paciullo   Labor Wran (6) 10 February 1984 5 April 1984 55 days
Eric Bedford Wran (7) 5 April 1984 31 December 1985 1 year, 270 days
Neville Wran 1 January 1986 6 February 1986 36 days
Minister for Industry and Small Business Peter Cox Wran (8)
6 February 1986 26 November 1987 1 year, 293 days
Minister for Small Business Deirdre Grusovin Unsworth 26 November 1987 21 March 1988 116 days
Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs Gerry Peacocke   National Grieiner (1) 25 March 1988 6 June 1991 3 years, 73 days
Minister for Small Business Ray Chappell   National

Fahey (3)

26 May 1993 4 April 1995 1 year, 313 days
Minister for Small Business and Regional Development Carl Scully   Labor

Carr (1)

4 April 1995 15 December 1995 255 days
Minister for Small Business Sandra Nori   Labor

Carr (3)

8 April 1999 2 April 2003 3 years, 359 days
David Campbell Carr (4)
Iemma (1)
2 April 2003 2 April 2007 4 years, 0 days
Joe Tripodi Iemma (2) 2 April 2007 5 September 2008 1 year, 156 days
Tony Stewart Rees 8 September 2008 11 November 2008 64 days
Jodi McKay 11 November 2008 30 January 2009 80 days
Steve Whan 30 January 2009 4 December 2009 308 days
Peter Primrose Keneally 4 December 2009 21 May 2010 168 days
Frank Terenzini 21 May 2010 28 March 2011 311 days
Katrina Hodgkinson   National O'Farrell 3 April 2011 17 April 2014 3 years, 14 days
Andrew Stoner Baird (1) 23 April 2014 17 October 2014 177 days
John Barilaro Baird (1) (2)
Berejiklian (1)
17 October 2014 23 March 2019 4 years, 157 days [4]
Minister for Finance and Small Business Damien Tudehope   Liberal Berejiklian (2) 2 April 2019 21 December 2021 2 years, 263 days [5]
Minister for Small Business Eleni Petinos Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 3 August 2022 225 days [6][7]
Victor Dominello 3 August 2022 28 March 2023 237 days
Steve Kamper   Labor Minns 5 April 2023 incumbent 1 year, 65 days

See also


  1. ^ "PFO-66 Small Business and Technology". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 10 March 2022.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  2. ^ "PFO-154 Small Business [I]". NSW State Records & Archives. Retrieved 10 March 2022.  This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.
  3. ^ a b "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 March 2022.
  4. ^ "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Government Notices (30)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 2 April 2019. p. 1088-1090. Retrieved 3 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Parliament, Ministerial, Courts and Police (662)" (PDF). Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. 21 December 2021.
  7. ^ Maddison, Max (31 July 2022). "Dominic Perrottet sacks NSW Small Business Minister Eleni Petinos over alleged bullying". The Australian. Retrieved 1 August 2022.
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