Mary-Anne Thomas Joins The Cabinet

22/12/20 12.00pm

On behalf of our Government, I am pleased to confirm Mary-Anne Thomas has today been sworn in as a member of our Cabinet.

Since her election in 2014, Mary-Anne has been an unwavering voice for the people of her community – and people in regional communities across our state.

She'll bring that same determined sense of advocacy and enthusiasm as our state's new Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Agriculture.

Stepping into the big shoes of Jill Hennessy as Victoria’s new Attorney-General is Jaclyn Symes.

Not only does Jaclyn have the necessary skills and background, she has a fierce commitment to carry on the work of reforming our justice system that I know makes her right for this role.

She will also continue in her responsibilities as Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council and Minister for Resources.

Sonya Kilkenny, our hard-working Member for Carrum, will serve as our new Cabinet Secretary.

We also welcome a few other changes to our team.

Steve Dimopoulos, currently serving as Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier, will also serve as Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health – bringing a continued focus to this critical area of our reform agenda.

Harriet Shing will also add to her responsibilities, bringing her technical experience in governance and in working with regional communities to her new role as Parliamentary Secretary for Water.

Finally, we welcome former paramedic and Victorian Secretary of Ambulance Employees Australia, Steve McGhie, as Parliamentary Secretary for Health.

Anyone who knows Steve knows he brings his abiding commitment to ensuring every Victorian receives the healthcare and compassion they so deserve.

As a team, and as a Government, we’ll continue to serve the people of this great state – and continue to put people first

ANDREWS MINISTRY | December 2020

Daniel Andrews


James Merlino

Deputy Premier
Minister for Education

Minister for Mental Health

Jaclyn Symes

Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

Minister for Resources

Gayle Tierney

Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council

Minister for Training and Skills

Minister for Higher Education

Tim Pallas

Minister for Industrial Relations

Minister for Economic Development

Jacinta Allan

Leader of the House
Minister for Transport Infrastructure

Minister for the Suburban Rail Loop

Ben Carroll

Minister for Public Transport

Minister for Roads and Road Safety

Lily D’Ambrosio

Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change
Minister for Solar Homes

Luke Donnellan

Minister for Child Protection
Minister for Disability, Ageing and Carers

Martin Foley

Minister for Health

Minister for Ambulance Services

Minister for Equality

Melissa Horne

Minister for Consumer Affairs, Gaming and Liquor Regulation

Minister for Ports and Freight

Minister for Fishing and Boating

Natalie Hutchins

Minister for Crime Prevention
Minister for Corrections
Minister for Youth Justice
Minister for Victim Support

Shaun Leane

Minister for Local Government

Minister for Suburban Development

Minister for Veterans

Lisa Neville

Minister for Water
Minister for Police and Emergency Services

Martin Pakula

Minister for Industry Support and Recovery

Minister for Trade

Minister for Business Precincts

Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events
Minister for Racing

Danny Pearson

Assistant Treasurer

Minister for Regulatory Reform

Minister for Government Services

Minister for Creative Industries

Jaala Pulford

Minister for Employment

Minister for Innovation, Medical Research and the Digital Economy

Minister for Small Business

Ros Spence

Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Minister for Community Sport

Minister for Youth

Ingrid Stitt

Minister for Workplace Safety

Minister for Early Childhood

Mary-Anne Thomas

Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Agriculture

Gabrielle Williams

Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Minister for Prevention of Family Violence

Minister for Women

Richard Wynne

Minister for Housing

Minister for Planning

Sonya Kilkenny

Cabinet Secretary

Parliamentary Secretaries

Steve Dimopoulos

Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier

Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health

Josh Bull

Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs

Parliamentary Secretary for Youth

Anthony Carbines

Parliamentary Secretary for Health

Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers

Paul Edbrooke

Parliamentary Secretary for Police and Emergency Services

Parliamentary Secretary for Bushfire Recovery

Jane Garrett

Parliamentary Secretary for Jobs

Danielle Green

Parliamentary Secretary for Sport

Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Victoria

Bronwyn Halfpenny

Parliamentary Secretary for Workplace Safety

Steve McGhie

Parliamentary Secretary for Health

Frank McGuire

Parliamentary Secretary for Crime Prevention
Parliamentary Secretary for Medical Research

Cesar Melhem

Parliamentary Secretary for Training and Skills

Tim Richardson

Parliamentary Secretary for Schools

Harriet Shing

Parliamentary Secretary for Water

Parliamentary Secretary for Creative Industries

Parliamentary Secretary for Equality

Nick Staikos

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer

Vicki Ward

Parliamentary Secretary for Transport

Reviewed 22 December 2020

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