Victorian Cabinet Reshuffle

23 May 2016
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews unveiled a reshuffled Cabinet this morning to accommodate the return of former Police and Corrections Minister Wade Noonan from a leave of absence. Premier Andrews said these changes also reflect the Victorian Government’s key priorities: jobs, major projects and law and order.

Mr Noonan re-joins the Ministry as Minister for Industry and Employment and will be tasked with overseeing the transition of Victoria’s automotive sector in his new role. Minister Noonan also adds the Resources portfolio to his responsibilities.

Lisa Neville has been appointed Minister for Police and retains responsibility for theWater portfolio. Minister Neville’s focus in the Police portfolio will support the Victorian Government’s current focus on law and order initiatives, including tackling gang-related crime, terrorist threats, gun crime and family violence.

Minister for Training and Skills Steve Herbert has been additionally appointedCorrections Minister, while also adding International Education to his responsibilities.

Lily D’Ambrosio has been appointed to the newly-created portfolios of Energy, Environment and Climate Change; and Suburban Development. Minister D’Ambrosio will be charged with designing five-year plans for jobs, services and infrastructure to identify opportunities for government investment. Her own constituency of Mill Park is one of the State’s growing urban corridors in outer Melbourne and the experiences in her electorate will be reflected in her new policy-making roles.

Jacinta Allan retains the Public Transport portfolio and has also been appointedMinister for Major Projects; a new portfolio under Premier Andrews. Minister Allan will oversee the Metro Tunnel and level crossing removal programs, while also coordinating major projects such as Flinders Street Station, the potential development of Federation Square East and the Fishermans Bend renewal project.

See the Government’s media release here. The new Ministry list can be found here.


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