Melbourne: Daniel Andrews was sworn in as Victoria’s 48th Premier along with the Cabinet he says will make Victoria a fairer, stronger state.
Mr Andrews and his ministry were sworn in before Governor Alex Chernov on Thursday, 4 December 2014.
Tim Pallas has been anointed Treasurer, while Jill Hennessy takes on the key Health portfolio along with Ambulance Services.
James Merlino is Deputy Leader and will be Education Minister, and as Attorney-General, Martin Pakula becomes Victoria’s top lawmaker.
The 22-member Cabinet includes nine females, with Jaala Pulford, 40, and Jane Garrett, 41, promoted to the front bench.
Ms Pulford has been named Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council while Ms Garrett will look after Emergency Services.
Jacinta Allan, who served as minister in both the Bracks and Brumby governments, is charged with looking after Public Transport and Employment.
The Police portfolio goes to Wade Noonan, while Fiona Richardson will oversee Family Violence Prevention – a policy area that will be thrust into the spotlight as Labor holds Australia’s first royal commission into family violence. Her appointment is an Australian first.
- SAT News Service