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Wran ministry (1984)

Sixth Wran ministry
76th Cabinet of Government of New South Wales
Premier Neville Wran
Date formed10 February 1984 (1984-02-10)
Date dissolved5 April 1984 (1984-04-05)
People and organisations
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
GovernorSir James Rowland
PremierNeville Wran
Deputy PremierRon Mulock
No. of ministers19
Member partyLabor
Opposition partiesLiberal National coalition
Opposition leaderNick Greiner
PredecessorFifth Wran ministry
SuccessorSeventh Wran ministry

The Wran ministry (1984) or Sixth Wran ministry was the 76th 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 sixth of eight consecutive occasions when Wran was Premier.


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 1981 election, gaining an additional 6 seats despite a 2% swing against Labor, giving a majority of 19 seats in the Legislative Assembly and two seats in the Legislative Council. The reconfiguration of the ministry was triggered by the resignation in February 1984 of Jack Ferguson, who had been Wran's deputy since 1973 and Deputy Premier since 1976.[5]

Composition of ministry

The ministry covers the period from 10 February 1984 when Wran reconfigured his ministry following the resignation of Jack Ferguson, until 5 April 1984 when Wran reconfigured his ministry after the Wran–led Labor Party was re-elected at the 1984 election, and the Seventh Wran ministry was formed.[6]

Portfolio Minister Party Term commence Term end Term of office
Minister for the Arts
Neville Wran   Labor 10 February 1984 5 April 1984 55 days
Deputy Premier
Minister for Health
Ron Mulock
Minister for Transport Peter Cox[a]
Minister for Youth and Community Services
Minister for Housing
Frank Walker
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Roads
Pat Hills
Attorney General
Minister for Justice
Minister for Consumer Affairs
Vice-President of the Executive Council
Leader of the Government in Legislative Council
Paul Landa, MLC[a]
Treasurer Ken Booth[a]
Minister for Public Works
Minister for Employment
Laurie Brereton
Minister for Mineral Resources Don Day
Minister for Education Eric Bedford
Minister for Local Government Kevin Stewart
Minister for Lands
Minister for Ports
Lin Gordon
Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries Jack Hallam, MLC[a]
Minister for Planning and Environment Terry Sheahan
Minister for Police and Emergency Services
Corrective Services
Peter Anderson[a]
Minister for Sport and Recreation
Minister for Tourism
Michael Cleary[a]
Minister for Water Resources
Minister for Forests
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Paul Whelan
Minister for Industry and Decentralisation
Minister for Small Business and Technology
George Paciullo
Minister for Energy
Minister for Finance
Rodney Cavalier

  Ministers are members of the Legislative Assembly unless otherwise noted.

See also


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


  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. ^ "The Hon. (Jack) Laurie John Ferguson (1924–2002)". Former members of the Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
  6. ^ "Part 6 Ministries since 1856" (PDF). NSW Parliamentary Record. Parliament of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 March 2022.


Preceded byFifth Wran ministry(1983–1984) Sixth Wran ministry 1984 Succeeded bySeventh Wran ministry(1984–1986)
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