Minister for Family and Community Services (New South Wales)

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Minister for Family and Community Services
Minister for Social Housing
Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
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Incumbent
Pru Goward

since 30 January 2017
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of New South Wales
Inaugural holder Herbert Hawkins (as Minister for Social Services)
Brad Hazzard (as Minister for Social Housing)
Formation 2 April 2015
Minister for Housing
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Incumbent
Anthony Roberts

since 30 January 2017
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of New South Wales
Inaugural holder David Hall
Formation 23 July 1919
Minister for Ageing
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Incumbent
Tanya Davies

since 30 January 2017
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of New South Wales
Inaugural holder Jim Longley
Formation 6 October 1993
Minister for Disability Services
Minister for Multiculturalism
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Incumbent
Ray Williams

since 30 January 2017
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of New South Wales
Inaugural holder Clive Evatt (as Minister in Charge of Tourist Activities and Immigration)
Formation 9 May 1946

The New South Wales Minister for Family and Community Services is a minister of the Government of New South Wales with responsibility for social policy and welfare, including matters relating to ageing, disability, housing and social housing, women's affairs in the state of New South Wales, Australia.

The current Minister for Family and Community Services is Pru Goward, who also holds office as the Minister for Social Housing and the Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Goward is assisted by Anthony Roberts as the Minister for Housing, who also holds title as the Minister for Planning and the Special Minister of State; Tanya Davies as the Minister for Ageing; and by Ray Williams as the Minister for Disability Services and the Minister for Multiculturalism. All ministers were sworn in on 30 January 2017.[1] Collectively the ministers administer the portfolio through the Department of Family and Community Services, Housing NSW and a range of other government agencies.

List of ministers[edit]

Family and Community Services[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Herbert Hawkins United Australia Minister for Social Services 22 August 1935 13 October 1938 3 years, 52 days
Athol Richardson 13 October 1938 5 August 1939 307 days
Minister for Labour and Industry and Social Services 5 August 1939 16 August 1939
George Gollan 16 August 1939 16 May 1941 1 year, 273 days
Hamilton Knight Labor 16 May 1941 6 February 1947 6 years, 166 days
Minister for Labour and Industry and Social Welfare 6 February 1947 29 October 1947
Jack Baddeley 29 October 1947 9 March 1948 132 days
Frank Finnan 9 March 1948 30 June 1950 4 years, 351 days
Minister for Social Welfare 30 June 1950 23 February 1953
Abe Landa 23 February 1953 15 March 1956 3 years, 21 days
Frank Hawkins Minister for Social Welfare
Minister for Child Welfare
15 March 1956 13 May 1965 9 years, 59 days
Arthur Bridges Liberal 13 May 1965 22 May 1968 3 years, 9 days
Harry Jago 23 May 1968 3 September 1968 104 days
Frederick Hewitt 3 September 1968 11 March 1971 2 years, 189 days
John Lloyd Waddy 11 March 1971 17 January 1973 2 years, 267 days
Minister for Youth and Community Services 17 January 1973 3 December 1973
Dick Healey 3 December 1973 3 January 1975 1 year, 31 days
Steve Mauger Minister for Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs 3 January 1975 23 January 1976 1 year, 20 days
Jim Clough 23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days
Rex Jackson Labor Minister for Youth and Community Services 14 May 1976 2 October 1981 5 years, 141 days
Kevin Stewart 2 October 1981 1 February 1983 1 year, 122 days
Frank Walker 1 February 1983 6 February 1986 3 years, 5 days
Peter Anderson 6 February 1986 4 July 1986 148 days
John Aquilina 4 July 1986 25 March 1988 1 year, 265 days
Virginia Chadwick Liberal Minister for Family and Community Services 25 March 1988 24 July 1990 2 years, 121 days
Robert Webster National 24 July 1990 6 June 1991 317 days
John Hannaford Liberal Minister for Health and Community Services 6 June 1991 24 June 1992 1 year, 18 days
Jim Longley Minister for Community Services 24 June 1992 4 April 1995 2 years, 284 days
Ron Dyer Labor 4 April 1995 1 December 1997 2 years, 241 days
Faye Lo Po' 1 December 1997 2 April 2003 5 years, 122 days
Carmel Tebbutt 2 April 2003 21 January 2005 1 year, 294 days
Reba Meagher 21 January 2005 2 April 2007 2 years, 71 days
Kevin Greene 2 April 2007 8 September 2008 1 year, 159 days
Linda Burney 8 September 2008 28 March 2011 2 years, 207 days
Pru Goward Liberal Minister for Family and Community Services 3 April 2011 23 April 2014 3 years, 20 days
Gabrielle Upton 23 April 2014 2 April 2015 344 days
Brad Hazzard[2] 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days
Pru Goward 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) incumbent 1 year, 165 days

Housing[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
David Hall Nationalist Minister for Housing 23 July 1919 9 February 1920 201 days
Charles Oakes 9 February 1920 12 April 1920 63 days
James Dooley Labor 12 April 1920 10 October 1921 1 year, 181 days
Sir Thomas Henley Nationalist Minister for Housing 20 December 1921 20 December 1921 0 days
Sir Thomas Henley Nationalist Minister for Housing 13 April 1922 19 June 1922 67 days
Richard Ball 28 June 1922 17 June 1925 2 years, 354 days
James McGirr Labor Minister for Local Government and Housing 16 May 1941 8 June 1944 5 years, 266 days
Minister for Housing 8 June 1944 6 February 1947
Clive Evatt 6 February 1947 30 June 1950 3 years, 144 days
Gus Kelly 30 June 1950 2 April 1952 1 year, 277 days
Clive Evatt 2 April 1952 1 April 1954 1 year, 364 days
Gus Kelly 1 April 1954 2 September 1954 154 days
John McGrath 2 September 1954 15 March 1956 1 year, 195 days
Abe Landa 15 March 1956 13 May 1965 9 years, 59 days
Stanley Stephens Country 13 May 1965 17 January 1973 7 years, 249 days
Tim Bruxner 17 January 1973 3 December 1973 320 days
Laurie McGinty Liberal 3 December 1973 23 January 1976 2 years, 51 days
Ian Griffith 23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days
Jack Ferguson Labor 14 May 1976 10 February 1977 272 days
Ron Mulock 10 February 1977 19 October 1978 1 year, 251 days
Syd Einfeld 19 October 1978 29 February 1980 1 year, 133 days
Terry Sheahan 29 February 1980 1 February 1983 2 years, 338 days
Frank Walker 1 February 1983 21 March 1988 5 years, 49 days
Joe Schipp Liberal 21 March 1988 3 July 1992 4 years, 104 days
Robert Webster National 3 July 1992 4 April 1995 2 years, 275 days
Craig Knowles Labor 4 April 1995 8 April 1999 4 years, 4 days
Andrew Refshauge 8 April 1999 2 April 2003 3 years, 359 days
Carl Scully 2 April 2003 21 January 2005 1 year, 294 days
Joe Tripodi 21 January 2005 10 August 2005 201 days
Cherie Burton 10 August 2005 2 April 2007 1 year, 235 days
Matt Brown 2 April 2007 8 September 2008 1 year, 159 days
David Borger 8 September 2008 21 May 2010 1 year, 255 days
Frank Terenzini 21 May 2010 28 March 2011 311 days
Anthony Roberts[1] Liberal Minister for Housing 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) incumbent 1 year, 165 days

Social Housing[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Brad Hazzard[2] Liberal Minister for Social Housing 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) 1 year, 303 days
Pru Goward[1] 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) incumbent 1 year, 165 days

Ageing[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Jim Longley Liberal Minister for the Ageing 6 October 1993 4 April 1995 1 year, 180 days
Ron Dyer Labor Minister for Aged Services 4 April 1995 1 December 1997 2 years, 241 days
Faye Lo Po' Minister for Ageing 1 December 1997 2 April 2003 5 years, 122 days
Carmel Tebbutt 2 April 2003 21 January 2005 1 year, 294 days
John Della Bosca 21 January 2005 2 April 2007 2 years, 71 days
Kristina Keneally 2 April 2007 8 September 2009 2 years, 159 days
Paul Lynch 8 September 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 201 days
Andrew Constance Liberal 3 April 2011 23 April 2014 3 years, 20 days
John Ajaka[2] 23 April 2014 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) 2 years, 282 days
Tanya Davies 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) incumbent 1 year, 165 days

Disability Services[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Ron Dyer Labor Minister for Disability Services 4 April 1995 1 December 1997 2 years, 241 days
Faye Lo Po' 1 December 1997 2 April 2003 5 years, 122 days
Carmel Tebbutt 2 April 2003 21 January 2005 1 year, 294 days
John Della Bosca 21 January 2005 2 April 2007 2 years, 71 days
Kristina Keneally 2 April 2007 8 September 2009 2 years, 159 days
Paul Lynch 8 September 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 201 days
Andrew Constance Liberal 3 April 2011 23 April 2014 3 years, 20 days
John Ajaka[2] 23 April 2014 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) 2 years, 282 days
Ray Williams 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) incumbent 1 year, 165 days

Multiculturalism[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Clive Evatt Labor Minister in Charge of Tourist Activities and Immigration 9 May 1946 6 February 1947 273 days
Frank Finnan 6 February 1947 9 March 1948 1 year, 32 days
Claude Matthews 9 March 1948 21 September 1949 1 year, 196 days
Joshua Arthur 21 September 1949 30 June 1950 3 years, 155 days
Minister for Immigration 30 June 1950 23 February 1953
Gus Kelly 23 February 1953 15 March 1956 3 years, 21 days
Steve Mauger Liberal Minister for Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs 3 January 1975 23 January 1976 1 year, 21 days
Jim Clough 23 January 1976 14 May 1976 112 days
Neville Wran Labor Minister for Ethnic Affairs 6 February 1985 4 July 1986 1 year, 148 days
Barrie Unsworth 4 July 1986 21 March 1988 1 year, 261 days
Nick Greiner Liberal 25 March 1988 24 June 1992 4 years, 95 days
John Fahey 24 June 1992 3 July 1992 9 days
George Souris National 3 July 1992 26 May 1993 327 days
Michael Photios Liberal Minister for Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs 26 May 1993 4 April 1995 1 year, 313 days
Bob Carr Labor Minister for Ethnic Affairs 4 April 1995 8 April 1999 10 years, 121 days
Minister for Citizenship 8 April 1999 3 August 2005
Morris Iemma 3 August 2005 5 September 2008 3 years, 33 days
Virginia Judge 8 September 2008 4 December 2009 1 year, 90 days
John Hatzistergos 8 December 2009 28 March 2011 1 year, 114 days
Victor Dominello Liberal Minister for Citizenship and Communities 3 April 2011 2 April 2015 4 years, 5 days
John Ajaka Minister for Multiculturalism 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 1 year, 303 days
Ray Williams 30 January 2017 (2017-01-30) incumbent 1 year, 165 days

Former ministerial titles[edit]

Youth[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Frank Hawkins Labor 15 March 1956 – 13 May 1965 Minister for Child Welfare
Minister for Social Welfare
Arthur Bridges Liberal 13 May 1965 – 22 May 1968
Harry Jago 23 May 1968 – 3 September 1968
Frederick Hewitt 3 September 1968 – 11 March 1971
John Lloyd Waddy 11 March 1971 – 17 January 1973
17 January 1973 – 3 December 1973 Minister for Youth and Community Services
Dick Healey 3 December 1973 – 3 January 1975
Steve Mauger 3 January 1975 – 23 January 1976 Minister for Youth, Ethnic and Community Affairs
Jim Clough 23 January 1976 – 14 May 1976
Rex Jackson Labor 14 May 1976 – 2 October 1981 Minister for Youth and Community Services
Kevin Stewart 2 October 1981 – 1 February 1983
Frank Walker 1 February 1983 – 6 February 1986
Peter Anderson 6 February 1986 – 4 July 1986
John Aquilina 4 July 1986 – 25 March 1988
Terry Metherell Liberal 25 March 1988 – 20 July 1990 Minister for Education and Youth Affairs
Virginia Chadwick 24 July 1990 – 26 May 1993 Minister for School Education and Youth Affairs
26 May 1993 – 4 April 1995 Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs
John Aquilina Labor 26 July 1995 – 8 April 1999 Minister Assisting the Premier on Youth Affairs
Carmel Tebbutt 8 April 1999 – 2 April 2003
2 April 2003 – 21 January 2005 Minister for Youth
Reba Meagher 21 January 2005 – 2 April 2007
Linda Burney 2 April 2007 – 8 September 2008
Graham West 8 September 2008 – 8 December 2009
Peter Primrose 8 December 2009 – 28 March 2011

Assisting Ministers[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Morris Iemma Labor Minister Assisting the Premier on Citizenship 8 April 1999 2 April 2003 3 years, 359 days
John Hatzistergos 2 April 2003 3 August 2005 2 years, 123 days
Milton Orkopoulos 3 August 2005 8 November 2006 1 year, 97 days
Reba Meagher 8 November 2006 2 April 2007 145 days
Graham West 2 April 2007 11 April 2007 9 days
Barbara Perry 11 April 2007 5 September 2008 1 year, 147 days

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