For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Wran ministry (1980–1981).

Wran ministry (1980–1981)

Third Wran ministry
73rd Cabinet of Government of New South Wales
Date formed29 February 1980 (1980-02-29)
Date dissolved2 October 1981 (1981-10-02)
People and organisations
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
GovernorSir Roden Cutler
Sir James Rowland
PremierNeville Wran
Deputy PremierJack Ferguson
No. of ministers19
Member partyLabor
Opposition partiesLiberal National coalition
Opposition leader
History
PredecessorSecond Wran ministry
SuccessorFourth Wran ministry

The Wran ministry (1980–1981) or Third Wran ministry was the 73rd ministry of the New South Wales Government, and was led by the 35th Premier of New South Wales, Neville Wran, representing the Labor Party. It was the third of eight consecutive occasions when Wran was Premier.

Background

Wran had been elected to the Legislative Council of New South Wales by a joint sitting of the New South Wales Parliament on 12 March 1970.[1] He was Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council from 22 February 1972.[2] He resigned from the council on 19 October 1973 to switch to the Legislative Assembly, successfully contesting the election for Bass Hill, which he would hold until his retirement in 1986.[3] Wran successfully challenged Pat Hills to become Leader of Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition from 3 December 1973 and became Premier following a narrow one seat victory at the 1976 election.[4]

Labor retained government at the 1978 election in a landslide victory, popularly known as the "Wranslide", with a majority of 14 seats in the Legislative Assembly and four seats in the Legislative Council.

The reconfiguration of the ministry was triggered by the resignation of former Premier Jack Renshaw.

Composition of ministry

The ministry covers the period from 29 February 1980 until 2 October 1981 when the Wran–led Labor Party was re-elected at the 1981 election, and the Fourth Wran ministry was formed.[5]

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Premier
Treasurer
Neville Wran   Labor 29 February 1980 2 October 1981 1 year, 216 days
Deputy Premier
Minister for Public Works
Minister for Ports
Jack Ferguson[a]
Minister for Transport Peter Cox[a]
Attorney General
Minister for Justice
Frank Walker[a]
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Energy
Pat Hills
Minister for Education
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Leader of the Government in Legislative Council
Paul Landa, MLC
Minister for Industrial Development
Minister for Decentralisation
Don Day
Minister for Planning and Environment Eric Bedford
Minister for Local Government
Minister for Roads
Harry Jensen
Minister for Police
Minister for Services
Bill Crabtree
Minister for Health Kevin Stewart[a]
Minister for Consumer Affairs Syd Einfeld
Minister for Mineral Resources
Minister for Technology
Ron Mulock
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Tourism
Assistant Treasurer
Ken Booth
Minister for Lands
Minister for Forests
Minister for Water Resources
Lin Gordon[a]
Minister for Youth and Community Services Rex Jackson[a]
Minister for Corrective Services Bill Haigh
Minister for Agriculture Jack Hallam, MLC
Minister for Housing
Minister for Co-operative Societies
Assistant Minister for Transport
Terry Sheahan

  Ministers are members of the Legislative Assembly unless otherwise noted.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f Retained portfolios from the second Wran ministry.

References

  1. ^ "Candidates declared to be elected Members of the Legislative Council". Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales. No. 36–37. 13 March 1970. p. 849. Retrieved 3 December 2020 – via Trove.
  2. ^ "Part 3 Members of the Legislative Council" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 December 2020.
  3. ^ Green, Antony. "Elections for the District of Bass Hill". New South Wales Election Results 1856-2007. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  4. ^ "The Hon. Neville Kenneth Wran (1926–2014)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 March 2022.

 

Preceded bySecond Wran ministry(1978–1980) Third Wran ministry 1980–1981 Succeeded byFourth Wran ministry(1981–1983)
{{bottomLinkPreText}} {{bottomLinkText}}
Wran ministry (1980–1981)
Listen to this article

This browser is not supported by Wikiwand :(
Wikiwand requires a browser with modern capabilities in order to provide you with the best reading experience.
Please download and use one of the following browsers:

This article was just edited, click to reload
This article has been deleted on Wikipedia (Why?)

Back to homepage

Please click Add in the dialog above
Please click Allow in the top-left corner,
then click Install Now in the dialog
Please click Open in the download dialog,
then click Install
Please click the "Downloads" icon in the Safari toolbar, open the first download in the list,
then click Install
{{::$root.activation.text}}

Install Wikiwand

Install on Chrome Install on Firefox
Don't forget to rate us

Tell your friends about Wikiwand!

Gmail Facebook Twitter Link

Enjoying Wikiwand?

Tell your friends and spread the love:
Share on Gmail Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Buffer

Our magic isn't perfect

You can help our automatic cover photo selection by reporting an unsuitable photo.

This photo is visually disturbing This photo is not a good choice

Thank you for helping!


Your input will affect cover photo selection, along with input from other users.

X

Get ready for Wikiwand 2.0 🎉! the new version arrives on September 1st! Don't want to wait?