BEN Wyatt has become Australia’s first Indigenous treasurer after incoming Labor Premier Mark McGowan revealed his ministerial portfolios today.
Mr Wyatt (42) was rewarded for his stellar work as opposition treasury spokesman by being handed the key position of Treasurer, while he also takes on the energy and finance portfolios as well as Aboriginal affairs.
While veteran Alannah MacTiernan is minister for regional development, agriculture and food. She will also assist the Premier in the state development, jobs and trade portfolio.
John Quigley was named Attorney-General, while Rita Saffioti was given transport, planning and lands.
Former navy diver Paul Papalia will deal with defence matters, as well as handling tourism, racing and gaming, plus small business.
Michelle Roberts is the police and road safety minister.
The first meeting of the new Cabinet will be at the historic Hale House in West Perth on Monday March 20.
Labor Cabinet Portfolios
Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations
Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health
Education and Training; Leader of the Legislative Council
Environment; Disability Services; Deputy Leader of the Legislative Council
Police; Road Safety
Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minster for State Development, Jobs and Trade
Emergency Services; Corrective Services
Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts; Leader of the House
Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation
Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs
Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Asian Engagement; Housing; Electoral Affairs; Commerce and Industrial Relations
Transport; Planning; Lands
Mines and Petroleum; Veterans Issues; Youth
Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science
Parliamentary Secretary of the Cabinet
Chris Tallentire to the Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science
Alanna Clohesy to the Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health
Darren West to the Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade
Samantha Rowe to the Minister for Education and Training; Leader of the Legislative Council
John Carey to the Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations
Reece Whitby to the Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Energy; Aboriginal Affairs