06/12/2013 - 10:38

Barnett shuffles deck as Grylls departs

06/12/2013 - 10:38

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The WA Nationals will retain the key regional development portfolio under a minor cabinet reshuffle triggered by the resignation of Brendon Grylls.

Barnett shuffles deck as Grylls departs
Newly appointed Nationals WA leader Terry Redman (left) with former leader Brendon Grylls. Photo: Attila Csaszar

The Nationals WA will retain the key regional development portfolio under a minor cabinet reshuffle triggered by the resignation of Brendon Grylls.

Mr Grylls, who shocked observers when he announced last month he would step down as leader of the Nationals and as a member of cabinet, had urged Premier Colin Barnett to ensure the regional development portfolio stayed with the new Nationals leader.

Mr Barnett today appeased his rural counterparts, announcing newly appointed Nationals leader Terry Redman would take on the portfolios of regional development and lands. 

His deputy, Mia Davies, will take ministerial responsibility for water and forestry. 

Brendon Grylls has served the Liberal National government very well. He has been an excellent minister and made an enormous contribution to cabinet as well," Mr Barnett said.

"I thank him for his tireless work and wish him well for the future. 

“I would like to congratulate Mia Davies on her elevation to the front bench and look forward to her contribution to cabinet."

Health Minister Kim Hames will add training and workforce development to his responsibilities, while Agriculture and Food Minister Ken Baston will take on the fisheries portfolio.

Nationals MPs Vince Catania and Colin Holt will serve as parliamentary secretaries to Ms Davies and Mr Redman, respectively.

The new ministers will be sworn in next week.

Full ministry below:

 

MINISTRY

Colin Barnett
Premier; Minister for State Development; Science

Kim Hames
Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Training and Workforce Development

Terry Redman
Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

Peter Collier
Minister for Education; Aboriginal Affairs; Electoral Affairs

Troy Buswell
Treasurer; Minister for Transport

John Day
Minister for Planning; Culture and the Arts

Liza Harvey
Minister for Police; Tourism; Road Safety; Women’s Interests

Helen Morton
Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child Protection

Michael Mischin
Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

Bill Marmion
Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Housing

Terry Waldron
Minister for Sport and Recreation; Racing and Gaming

Ken Baston
Minister for Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

Mike Nahan 
Minister for Energy; Finance; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Tony Simpson
Minister for Local Government; Community Services; Seniors and Volunteering; Youth

Albert Jacob
Minister for Environment; Heritage

Joe Francis
Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services; Small Business; Veterans

Mia Davies
Minister for Water; Forestry

 

PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARIES

Donna Faragher
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for State Development; Science

John McGrath
Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier; Minister for State Development; Science

Alyssa Hayden
Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Training and
Workforce Development

Jim Chown
Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer; Minister for Transport

Paul Miles
Parliamentary Secretary to the Attorney General; Minister for Commerce

Andrea Mitchell
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Mental Health; Disability Services; Child
Protection

Colin Holt
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister
Assisting the Minister for State Development

Vince Catania
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Water; Forestry

STANDING BY BUSINESS. TRUSTED BY BUSINESS.

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