Rees names new NSW cabinet

NSW Premier Nathan Rees has finalised his new cabinet and revealed the allocation of portfolios.

Barbara Perry is the new Minister for Local Government. The former Minister for Juvenile Justice takes on the role from Paul Lynch and will also assist the health minister (mental health).

The state’s new treasurer is former roads minister, Eric Roozendaal. Michael Daley enters cabinet to take on the roads portfolio from Mr Roozendaal.

Former Minister for Education and Training John Della Bosca returns to cabinet and has been placed in charge of the health portfolio. Verity Firth takes on the portfolios of education and training, along with women.

John Hatzistergos will remain attorney-general.

Deputy Premier Carmel Tebbutt takes on the climate change and environment portfolio as well as commerce.

Former police minister, David Campbell has been promoted to the important transport portfolio.

Former Minister for Ageing and Disability Services Kristina Keneally will take on planning responsibilities following the dumping of Frank Sartor.

Former Minister for Ports, Waterways and Small Business, Joe Tripodi, retains ports and waterways, and regulatory reform, but has also been given the additional responsibility of finance minister and infrastructure minister.

Former housing minister, Matt Brown will take on the police portfolio, leaving the housing portfolio to new frontbencher David Borger.

Former Wollindilly mayor, Phillip Costa is the new Minister for Water, Rural Affairs and Regional Development.

Former Minister for Lands, Minister for Rural Affairs and the Minister for Regional Development, Tony Kelly moves across to the industrial relations portfolio and also takes on the emergency services and lands.

Another new face in the cabinet is Jodi McKay who takes on the role of tourism minister and minister for the Hunter.

Paul Lynch is no longer the Minister for Local Government yet he retains the Aboriginal affairs portfolio and picks up ageing and disability services.

Tony Stewart takes a big step up from parliamentary secretary to take on the roles of  small business minister and Minister for Science and Medical Research, and assistant health minister (cancer).

Ian Macdonald retains the portfolios of primary industries, energy and mineral resources, and state development.

Kevin Greene moves from the community services portfolio to take over from Graham West as gaming and racing, and sport and recreation minister.

Mr West is now juvenile justice, youth, and volunteering minister.

The new fair trading minister is Virginia Judge, has the additional responsibility of the  citizenship portfolio  and assisting the new arts minister, Mr Rees.

Linda Burney has been named as community services minister.



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