1 April 2015
NSW Premier Mike Baird has unveiled his 22 person Cabinet which includes a number of changes and four new faces. Deputy Premier and Leader of the Nationals Troy Grant will become the Minister for Justice and Police, Minister for the Arts, and Minister for Racing, while Deputy Liberal Leader Gladys Berejiklian will become Treasurer and Minister for Industrial Relations. Jai Rowell, Matthew Mason-Cox, Katrina Hodgkinson and Kevin Humphries will no longer serve in Cabinet.
Together with his duties as Premier, Mike Baird will continue as Minister for Western Sydney. Andrew Constance will become the Minister for Transport and Infrastructure. Gabrielle Upton will be the state’s Attorney-General, with Brad Hazzard becoming Minister for Family and Community Services and Minister for Social Housing. Jillian Skinner will continue as Minister for Health.
Former Environment Minister Rob Stokes becomes Minister for Planning, with Pru Goward to move to become Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Medical Research, Assistant Minister for Health, Minister for Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Adrian Piccoli, Duncan Gay and Dominic Perrottet continue to be responsible for the portfolios they held prior to the election in Education, Roads, and Finance respectively. Meanwhile, Anthony Roberts will be the Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy. Stuart Ayres will become the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, and Minister for Sport.
New entrants to Cabinet include Member of the Legislative Council Niall Blair who becomes Minister for Primary Industries, and Minister for Lands and Water; Mark Speakman who will be the Minister for Corrections, Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Veterans Affairs; David Elliott who becomes the Minister for Corrections, Minister for Emergency Services and Minister for Veterans Affairs; and Leslie Williams as Minister for Early Childhood Education, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Assistant Minister for Education.
Premier Mike Baird also announced 16 Parliamentary Secretaries who will be appointed once Parliament is returned.
The new Cabinet will be sworn in tomorrow morning.