South Australian Government announces new Cabinet lineup

By / 27th of March, 2014

STATE Premier Jay Weatherill has announced the state government’s new cabinet after recent elections.

“South Australia is in the midst of some exciting change, but is facing significant challenges,” he said.

“I welcome the new members of Cabinet, who bring to the table a broad range of talents and experience.”

The new Cabinet members and their appointments are as follows:

The Hon. JAY WILSON WEATHERILL, LLB, BEc, GDLP, MP

  • Premier
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. JOHN ROBERT RAU, LLB, MP

  • Deputy Premier
  • Attorney-General
  • Minister for Justice Reform
  • Minister for Planning
  • Minister for Housing and Urban Development
  • Minister for Industrial Relations
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. GAIL ELIZABETH GAGO, BSc (Hons), DipAppSc (Nursing), MLC

  • Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills
  • Minister for Science and Information Economy
  • Minister for the Status of Women
  • Minister for Business Services and Consumers
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. JOHN JAMES SNELLING, BA, JP, MP

  • Minister for Health
  • Minister for Mental Health and Substance Abuse
  • Minister for the Arts
  • Minister for Defence Industries
  • Minister for Health Industries
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. JENNIFER MARY RANKINE, MP

  • Minister for Education and Child Development
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. TOM KOUTSANTONIS, MP

  • Treasurer
  • Minister for Finance
  • Minister for State Development
  • Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy
  • Minister for Small Business
  • Minister for Automotive Transformation
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. IAN KEITH HUNTER, BSc (Hons), MLC

  • Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation
  • Minister for Water and the River Murray
  • Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. ANTONIO PICCOLO, BEc, MEdMgt, CPA, JP, MP

  • Minister for Disabilities
  • Minister for Police
  • Minister for Correctional Services
  • Minister for Emergency Services
  • Minister for Road Safety
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. LEON WILLIAM KENNEDY BIGNELL, MP

  • Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
  • Minister for Forests
  • Minister for Tourism
  • Minister for Recreation and Sport
  • Minister for Racing
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. GEOFFREY GRAEME BROCK, JP, MP

  • Minister for Regional Development
  • Minister for Local Government
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. ZOE LEE BETTISON, BA, MBA, MP

  • Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion
  • Minister for Social Housing
  • Minister for Multicultural Affairs
  • Minister for Ageing
  • Minister for Youth
  • Minister for Volunteers
  • Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. SUSAN ELIZABETH CLOSE, BA(Hons), PhD, MP

  • Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade
  • Minister for the Public Sector
  • Member of Executive Council

The Hon. STEPHEN CAMPBELL MULLIGHAN, BA, MP

  • Minister for Transport and Infrastructure
  • Minister Assisting the Minister for Planning
  • Minister Assisting the Minister for Housing and Urban Development
  • Member of Executive Council