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Minister for Jobs and Tourism

Minister for Jobs and Tourism
Incumbent
John Graham
since 5 April 2023
Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade
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 Jobs and Tourism is a minister in the Government of New South Wales with responsibilities for tourism in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Tourism has often been combined with other portfolio responsibilities, most commonly Sport.[1]

The Minister in Charge of Tourist Activities and Immigration was a ministry in the government of New South Wales, responsible for promoting New South Wales as a place to visit and encouraging migration through its offices in London, and for the management of government-owned resorts.[2] It was created in 1946 and abolished in 1950.[1]

Role and responsibilities

Hotel Kosciusko brochure

A government agency responsible for tourism and immigration was first created in 1905, the Intelligence Department, whose duties were "designed to make the attractions and possibilities of the State better known at home and a abroad, and to promote settlement on the land and to encourage immigration". It was renamed the Immigration and Tourist Bureau in 1908. In 1919 the bureau was divided into two separate agencies, with immigration becoming the responsibility of the Minister for Labour and Industry while the Tourist Bureau was the responsibility of the Chief Secretary. In 1938 Management of the Tourist Bureau was transferred to the Department of Railways.[3] The responsibilities of the Tourist Bureau were managing the tourist resorts at Jenolan Caves, Jenolan Caves House, Abercrombie Caves, Yarrangobilly Caves, Wombeyan Caves and Hotel Kosciusko.[a] The also conducted tours and published promotional material on NSW tourist attractions.[6]

The elevation of tourist activities to a ministerial level was controversial. The Premier William McKell stated that there was a need for a Minister to devote himself to these matters and that "It is becoming increasingly, recognised, not only here but throughout the world, that we have much to offer the tourist, but to take full advantage of our opportunities we must take active steps to organise the trade and provide the facilities required".[7] The Sydney Morning Herald criticised the unnecessary cost of the portfolio, stating there was no justification for the new office as immigration was a commonwealth matter and the political sphere was the worst way to develop tourist activities.[8]

The portfolio was abolished in the third McGirr ministry, with a new portfolio of immigration, while tourism ceased to be represented at a ministerial level until the fourth Cahill ministry in 1959.[1]

List of ministers

Tourism

The following individuals have served as minister where tourism was one of the responsibilities in the portfolio:

Title Minister [1] 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 [9]
Frank Finnan McGirr (1) (2) 6 February 1947 9 March 1948 1 year, 32 days [10]
Claude Matthews McGirr (2) 9 March 1948 21 September 1949 1 year, 196 days [11]
Joshua Arthur 21 September 1949 30 June 1950 282 days [12]
Minister for Tourist Activities Gus Kelly   Labor Cahill (4)
Heffron (1) (2)
Renshaw
1 April 1959 13 May 1965 6 years, 42 days [13]
Eric Willis   Liberal Askin (1) 13 May 1965 5 March 1968 7 years, 37 days [14]
Minister for Tourism Askin (2) (3) (4) 5 March 1968 11 March 1971
Minister for Tourism and Sport Askin (4) 11 March 1971 19 June 1972
Minister for Tourism Tom Lewis Askin (4) (5) (6) 19 June 1972 3 January 1975 2 years, 198 days [15]
Charles Cutler   National Lewis (1) 3 January 1975 16 December 1975 347 days [16]
Tim Bruxner Lewis (2) 17 December 1975 23 January 1976 37 days [17]
David Arblaster[b]   Liberal Willis 23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days [18]
Ken Booth[b]   Labor Wran (1) (2) (3) 14 May 1976 2 October 1981 5 years, 141 days [19]
Michael Cleary[b] Wran (4) 2 October 1981 26 May 1982 6 years, 175 days [20]
Minister for Leisure, Sport and Tourism Wran (4) (5) 26 May 1982 10 February 1984
Minister for Tourism Wran (6) (7) (8)
Unsworth
10 February 1984 25 March 1988
Garry West   National Greiner (1) 25 March 1988 6 June 1991 3 years, 73 days [21]
Michael Yabsley   Liberal Greiner (2) 6 June 1991 24 June 1992 1 year, 18 days [22]
Robert Webster   National Fahey (1) 24 June 1992 3 July 1992 9 days [23]
Bruce Baird   Liberal Fahey (2) 3 July 1992 26 May 1993 327 days [24]
Virginia Chadwick Fahey (3) 26 May 1993 4 April 1995 1 year, 313 days [25]
Brian Langton   Labor Carr (1) 4 April 1995 1 December 1997 2 years, 241 days [26]
Bob Debus Carr (2) 1 December 1997 8 April 1999 1 year, 128 days [27]
Sandra Nori Carr (3) 8 April 1999 2 April 2003 7 years, 359 days [28]
Minister for Tourism, Sport and Recreation Carr (4)
Iemma (1)
2 April 2003 2 April 2007
Minister for Tourism Matt Brown Iemma (2) 2 April 2007 5 September 2008 1 year, 156 days [29]
Jodi McKay Rees
Keneally
8 September 2008 28 March 2011 2 years, 201 days [30]
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing George Souris   National O'Farrell 4 April 2011 23 April 2014 3 years, 19 days [31]
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner Baird (1) 23 April 2014 17 October 2014 177 days [32]
Troy Grant 17 October 2014 2 April 2015 167 days [33]
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres[b]   Liberal Baird (2) 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days [34][35]
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall   National Berejiklian (1) 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 2 years, 52 days [36]
Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres   Liberal Berejiklian (2)
Perrottet (1)
2 April 2019 21 December 2021 5 years, 74 days [34][37]
Minister for Tourism and Sport Perrottet (2) 21 December 2021 3 August 2022 [34][38]
Minister for Tourism Ben Franklin   National 5 August 2022 5 April 2023 243 days [39]
Minister for Jobs and Tourism John Graham   Labor Minns 5 April 2023 incumbent 1 year, 71 days

Jobs

Minister for Employment was a title which existed beside Industrial Relations in the Wran and Unsworth ministries. Employment continued at a portfolio as part of composite portfolios until the Third Fahey ministry in 1995 when it was merged into the Industrial relations portfolio.[40][41]

The portfolio was responsible for developing and managing job creation programs, to advise the government on the employment impacts of its polices and to analyse the labour market with particular interest in the effects of structural change and constraints in employment growth. Employment had not previously been represented in a portfolio.

Title Minister [41] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for Employment Laurie Brereton   Labor Wran (6) 10 February 1984 5 April 1984 55 days [42]
Bob Debus Wran (7) (8) 5 April 1984 4 July 1986 2 years, 90 days [43]
Minister for Employment
Minister for Industrial Relations
Pat Hills Unsworth 4 July 1986 21 March 1988 1 year, 261 days [44]
Minister for Industrial Relations and Employment John Fahey   Liberal Greiner (1) 25 March 1988 24 July 1990 2 years, 121 days [45]
Minister for Further Education, Training and Employment
Minister for Industrial Relations
Greiner (1) (2)
Fahey (1)
24 July 1990 3 July 1992 1 year, 345 days
Minister for Employment and Training Virginia Chadwick Fahey (2) 3 July 1992 26 May 1993 327 days [46]
Minister for Industrial Relations and Employment Kerry Chikarovski Fahey (3) 26 May 1993 4 April 1995 1 year, 313 days [47]

Former ministerial titles

Major events

The Minister for Major Events was a ministry first established in 2010 in the Keneally ministry and combined with Tourism and Gaming and Racing in the O'Farrell ministry. Major Events was abolished as a portfolio title in the second Berejiklian ministry.[1]

The first minister with specific responsibility for a major event was Michael Knight as the Minister for Olympics, following the success of the Sydney bid to host the 2000 Summer Olympics. The minister concurrently held the portfolios of Public Works and Services and Roads and was closely linked to the provisions of buildings and infrastructure for the event.[48]

The portfolio of Major Events was not responsible for a department, nor any legislation, with the Major Events Act 2009 remaining the responsibility of the Premier.[49] The first minister, Ian Macdonald, also held the portfolios of State and Regional Development, Mineral and Forest Resources, and Central Coast.[1] In 2011 the portfolio was absorbed by the new portfolio of Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing and remained a named part of portfolios until 2019 when it became part of the portfolio of Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney.[50]

The following individuals have served as minister before major events was combined with tourism:

Title Minister [1] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Minister for the Olympics Michael Knight   Labor Carr (1) 4 April 1995 12 January 2001 5 years, 283 days
Minister for Major Events Ian Macdonald   Labor Keneally 11 March 2010 5 June 2010 86 days
Kevin Greene 5 June 2010 28 March 2011 296 days
Minister for Tourism, Major Events, Hospitality and Racing George Souris   National O'Farrell 4 April 2011 23 April 2014 3 years, 19 days [51]
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Andrew Stoner Baird (1) 23 April 2014 17 October 2014 177 days [52]
Troy Grant 17 October 2014 2 April 2015 167 days [53]
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres[b]   Liberal Baird (2) 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days [34][35]
Minister for Tourism and Major Events Adam Marshall   National Berejiklian (1) 30 January 2017 23 March 2019 2 years, 52 days [54]

Assistant ministers

Title Minister [41] Party Ministry Term start Term end Time in office Notes
Assistant Minister for Tourism and Major Events Katrina Hodgkinson   National O'Farrell 23 April 2014 17 October 2014 177 days
Minister for Regional Tourism John Barilaro Baird (1) 17 October 2014 2 April 2015 167 days [55]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ The Hotel Kosciusko was opened in 1909 and burnt down in 1951. All that remains is the staff quarters which is now Sponars Chalet, near Smiggin Holes.[4][5].
  2. ^ a b c d e Concurrently Minister for Sport.

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