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New International Development Portfolio in Cabinet Re-Shuffle

1 July 2013 at 2:27 pm
Staff Reporter
Several baton changes and the creation of a new portfolio announced in Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's new ministerial line up are likely to impact on the Not for Profit sector.

Staff Reporter | 1 July 2013 at 2:27 pm


New International Development Portfolio in Cabinet Re-Shuffle
1 July 2013 at 2:27 pm

Several baton changes and the creation of a new portfolio announced in Prime Minister Kevin Rudd's new ministerial line up are likely to impact on the Not for Profit sector.

The PM's new line up includes the creation of a Minister for International Development with the appointment of West Australian MP, Melissa Park to the Federal Ministry.

Overseas aid agency Oxfam said the appointment of Melissa Park, into the role reflected the importance of Australia’s growing investment in overseas aid.

Oxfam Australian CEO Dr Helen Szoke congratulated Parke on her appointment, saying that having a dedicated minister for Australia’s aid program was overdue.

“Oxfam has long called for a dedicated minister for aid and development, to oversee the growth in Australia’s aid program, and to ensure every dollar spent has the maximum impact on reducing poverty,” she said.

“As a former lawyer with the United Nations and a committed humanitarian, Ms Parke brings considerable knowledge of global development issues to this role.

“During her time as a backbencher, Ms Parke’s passion for international development has always been evident, and Oxfam has enjoyed an excellent working relationship with her for many years."

Also in the new Rudd line up, former Parliamentary Secretary Julie Collins will join the Cabinet as the Minister responsible for Housing and Homelessness, Community Services, Status of Women, and Indigenous Employment and Economic Development. She takes over Housing and Homelessness from Mark Butler, who will now be the Minister for Climate Change and Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water.

Jacinta Collins, Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate, also joins the Cabinet as Minister for Mental Health and Ageing.

The re-shuffle has put the largest number of women into the Federal Cabinet.

No politician has been assigned to Minister for Social Inclusion in the re-shuffle, which was first introduced when Kevin Rudd became Prime Minister the first time in 2007.

Jenny Macklin will continue in the portfolios of Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Minister for Disability Reform.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP Prime Minister
The Hon Anthony Albanese
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport 
Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital 
Leader of the House
Senator the Hon Penny Wong
Minister for Finance and Deregulation
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator the Hon Jacinta 
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Manager of Government Business in the Senate
The Hon Chris Bowen MP Treasurer
The Hon Stephen Smith MP Minister for Defence
The Hon Jenny Macklin MP
Minister for Families, Community Services and 
Indigenous Affairs 
Minister for Disability Reform
Senator the Hon Bob Carr Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon Tony Burke MP
Minister for Immigration, Multicultural Affairs & Citizenship, Minister for the Arts
Vice-President of the Executive Council
The Hon Bill Shorten MP
Minister for Education
Minister for Workplace Relations
The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP Minister for Health and Medical Research
The Hon Mark Butler MP
Minister for Climate Change
Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Water 
The Hon Brendan O’Connor
Minister for Employment
Minister for Skills and Training
The Hon Mark Dreyfus MP
Special Minister of State
Minister for Emergency Management
Minister for the Public Service And Integrity
The Hon Gary Gray MP
Minister for Resources and Energy
Minister for Tourism
Minister for Small Business
Senator the Hon Kim Carr
Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Minister for Higher Education
The Hon Julie Collins MP
Minister for Housing and Homelessness 
Minister for Community Services
Minister for the Status of Women
Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic 
The Hon Catherine King MP
Minister for Regional Australia, Local Government and 
The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
The Hon Richard Marles MP Minister for Trade
The Hon Jason Clare MP
Minister for Home Affairs
Minister for Justice
The Hon Kate Ellis MP
Minister for Early Childhood, Childcare and Youth
Minister for Employment Participation
The Hon Warren Snowdon 
Minister for Indigenous Health, 
Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, 
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, 
Minister assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary of 
The Hon David Bradbury MP
Assistant Treasurer
Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs
Minister Assisting for Deregulation
Minister Assisting for Financial Services and 
Senator the Hon Kate Lundy
Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Minister Assisting for Innovation and Industry
Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy
The Hon Mike Kelly MP Minister for Defence Materiel
Senator the Hon Jan McLucas Minister for Human Services
Senator the Hon Don Farrell
Minister for Sport
Minister Assisting on Tourism
The Hon Sharon Bird MP
Minister for Regional Development 
Minister for Regional Communications
Minister for Road Safety
The Hon Melissa Parke MP Minister for International Development


Senator the Hon David Feeney Parliamentary Secretary for Defence
The Hon Sid Sidebottom MP
Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
The Hon Bernie Ripoll MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer
Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business
The Hon Yvette D’Ath MP
Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change, Innovation and Industry
The Hon Kelvin Thomson MP Parliamentary Secretary for Schools
The Hon Amanda Rishworth 
Parliamentary Secretary for Environment and Urban Water
Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities & Carers
The Hon Shayne Neumann MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney-General
Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing
The Hon Michael Danby MP Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts
The Hon Alan Griffin MP
Cabinet Secretary 
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
Mr Ed Husic MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
Parliamentary Secretary for Broadband
Senator the Hon Matt 
Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs
Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs
Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure and 
Senator Doug Cameron Parliamentary Secretary for Housing and Homelessness

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