Minister for Regional NSW, Skills and Small Business (New South Wales)

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Minister for Regional New South Wales
Minister for Small Business
Minister for Skills
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Incumbent
John Barilaro

since 2 April 2015
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of New South Wales
Inaugural holder Jack Renshaw (as the Minister for Industrial Development and Decentralisation)
Formation 14 March 1962

The New South Wales Minister for Regional New South Wales, the Minister for Small Business and the Minister for Skills is a minister of the New South Wales Government within the Department of Industry, Skills and Regional Development and has responsibilities for matters relating to decentralisation, rural affairs, regional services and infrastructure in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The minister is also responsible for the state's small business policy and regulation and the further skills and training office.

The current minister, since 2 April 2015, is the Deputy Premier John Barilaro. He is assisted in this portfolio by the Minister for Trade and Industry, Niall Blair, the Minister for Energy and Utilities and Minister for Resources, Don Harwin, and the Assistant Minister for Skills, Adam Marshall, all who were sworn in with effect from 30 January 2017.[1]

List of ministers[edit]

Regional New South Wales[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Jack Renshaw Labor Minister for Industrial Development and Decentralisation 14 March 1962 13 May 1965 3 years, 60 days
John Fuller Country Minister for Decentralisation and Development 13 May 1965 3 December 1973 8 years, 204 days
Tim Bruxner 3 December 1973 23 January 1976 2 years, 51 days
Milton Morris Liberal 23 January 1976 14 May 1976
Don Day Labor 14 May 1976 19 October 1978
Jack Hallam Minister for Decentralisation 19 October 1978 29 February 1980
Don Day Minister for Industrial Development
Minister for Decentralisation
29 February 1980 10 February 1984
George Paciullo Minister for Industry and Decentralisation 10 February 1984 5 April 1984
Eric Bedford 5 April 1984 31 December 1985
Neville Wran 1 January 1986 6 February 1986
Barrie Unsworth Minister for State Development 4 July 1986 21 March 1988
Wal Murray National 21 March 1988 24 July 1990
John Hannaford Liberal 24 July 1990 6 June 1991
Michael Yabsley 6 June 1991 24 June 1992
Robert Webster National 24 June 1992 3 July 1992
Peter Collins Liberal 3 July 1992 26 May 1993
Ray Chappell National Minister for Regional Development 26 May 1993 4 April 1995
Carl Scully Labor Minister for Small Business and Regional Development 4 April 1995 15 December 1995
Michael Egan Minister for State and Regional Development 15 December 1995 1 December 1997
Harry Woods Minister for Regional Development 1 December 1997 2 April 2003
David Campbell 2 April 2003 2 April 2007
Tony Kelly 2 April 2007 5 September 2008
Phil Costa 8 September 2008 4 December 2009
Ian Macdonald Minister for State and Regional Development 8 December 2009 5 June 2010
Eric Roozendaal 5 June 2010 28 March 2011
Andrew Stoner National Minister for Regional Infrastructure and Services 28 March 2011 17 October 2014
Troy Grant 17 October 2014 2 April 2015
John Barilaro Minister for Regional Development 2 April 2015 30 January 2017 3 years, 164 days
Minister for Regional New South Wales 30 January 2017 incumbent

Small Business[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Stephen Perdriau Nationalist Minister for Business Undertakings 20 December 1921 20 December 1921 0 days
George Paciullo Labor Minister for Small Business and Technology 10 February 1984 5 April 1984
Eric Bedford 5 April 1984 31 December 1985
Neville Wran 1 January 1986 6 February 1986
Peter Cox Minister for Industry and Small Business 6 February 1986 4 July 1986
Deirdre Grusovin Labor Minister for Small Business 26 November 1987 21 March 1988
Gerry Peacocke National Minister for Business and Consumer Affairs 25 March 1988 6 June 1991 3 years, 73 days
Ray Chappell National Minister for Small Business 26 May 1993 4 April 1995
Carl Scully Labor Minister for Small Business and Regional Development 4 April 1995 15 December 1995
Sandra Nori Labor Minister for Small Business 8 April 1999 2 April 2003 3 years, 359 days
David Campbell 2 April 2003 2 April 2007 4 years, 0 days
Joe Tripodi 2 April 2007 5 September 2008
Tony Stewart 8 September 2008 4 November 2008
Ian Macdonald 4 November 2008 11 November 2008
Jodi McKay 11 November 2008 30 January 2009
Steve Whan 30 January 2009 4 December 2009
Peter Primrose 4 December 2009 21 May 2010
Frank Terenzini 21 May 2010 28 March 2011
Katrina Hodgkinson National 3 April 2011 17 April 2014
Andrew Stoner 23 April 2014 17 October 2014
John Barilaro 17 October 2014 incumbent 3 years, 331 days

Skills[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
John Fahey Liberal Minister for Further Education, Training and Employment 24 July 1990 3 July 1992
Virginia Chadwick Minister for Employment and Training 3 July 1992 26 May 1993 2 years, 275 days
Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs 26 May 1993 4 April 1995
John Aquilina Labor Minister for Education and Training 4 April 1995 21 November 2001 6 years, 231 days
John Watkins 21 November 2001 2 April 2003
Andrew Refshauge 2 April 2003 21 January 2005
Carmel Tebbutt 21 January 2005 2 April 2007
John Della Bosca 2 April 2007 8 September 2008
Verity Firth 8 September 2008 28 March 2011
John Barilaro National Minister for Skills 2 April 2015 incumbent 3 years, 164 days

Assistant minister[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Ministerial title Term start Term end Time in office
Adam Marshall National Assistant Minister for Skills 30 January 2017 incumbent 1 year, 226 days

Former ministerial titles[edit]

Commerce[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
John Della Bosca Labor 2 April 2003 – 2 April 2007 Minister for Commerce
Reba Meagher 2 April 2003 – 2 April 2007 Minister Assisting the Minister for Commerce
John Hatzistergos 21 January 2005 – 3 August 2005
Diane Beamer 3 August 2005 – 2 April 2007
Eric Roozendaal 2 April 2007 – 5 September 2008 Minister for Commerce
Carmel Tebbutt 8 September 2008 – 14 September 2009
Jodi McKay 14 September 2009 – 30 January 2009
John Robertson 30 January 2009 – 21 May 2010
Paul Lynch 21 May 2010 – 28 March 2011

State Development[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Barrie Unsworth Labor 4 July 1986 – 21 March 1988 Minister for State Development
Wal Murray National 21 March 1988 – 24 July 1990
John Hannaford Liberal 24 July 1990 – 6 June 1991
Michael Yabsley 6 June 1991 – 24 June 1992
Robert Webster National 24 June 1992 – 3 July 1992
Peter Collins Liberal 3 July 1992 – 26 May 1993
Michael Egan Labor 4 April 1995 – 15 December 1995 Minister for State Development
15 December 1995 – 1 December 1997 Minister for State and Regional Development
1 December 1997 – 21 January 2005 Minister for State Development
Andrew Refshauge 21 January 2005 – 3 August 2005
John Watkins 3 August 2005 – 17 February 2006
Morris Iemma 17 February 2006 – 2 April 2007
Ian Macdonald 2 April 2007 – 17 November 2009
Eric Roozendaal 17 November 2009 – 4 December 2009
Ian Macdonald 8 December 2009 – 5 June 2010 Minister for State and Regional Development
Eric Roozendaal 5 June 2010 – 28 March 2011

Rural affairs[edit]

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title
Ian Armstrong National 25 March 1988 – 26 May 1993 Minister for Agriculture and Rural Affairs
Ray Chappell 26 May 1993 – 4 April 1995 Minister for Regional Development
Carl Scully Labor 4 April 1995 – 15 December 1995 Minister for Small Business and Regional Development
Michael Egan 15 December 1995 – 1 December 1997 Minister for State and Regional Development
Harry Woods 1 December 1997 – 2 April 2003 Minister for Rural Affairs
Tony Kelly 2 April 2003 – 5 September 2008
Phil Costa 8 September 2008 – 30 January 2009
Tony Kelly 30 January 2009 – 14 September 2009
Steve Whan 14 September 2009 – 28 March 2011

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Refreshed NSW cabinet sworn in". Sky News. Australia. AAP. 30 January 2017. Retrieved 30 January 2017. 

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