July 18, 2016

DefMin Marise Payne's Industry Power passed to Pyne - New Ministry List


The most politically influential (industrial) part of Defence Minister Marise Payne's portfolio has been passed to a more senior politician. That senior politician is the new Defence Industry Minister, Christopher Pyne (below). Many instances of "Payne/Pyne" confusion will now occur.

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1.  Where I indicated in Australian Election and Shipbuilding (of July 13, 2016) that Prime Minister  Turnbull's imminent post Election Ministerial reshuffle would likely involve:

"However, [Defence Minister Marise Payne's] portfolio, with its domestically influential shipbuilding programs, is now attractive to others, including Abbott"..."Alternatively the centrist (and significantly South Australian) Christopher Pyne may take her position."

The message of a diminuation of Marise Paynes' defence industry power appears accurate. 

Mr Pyne has made unsolicited comments on submarine building policy for at least a year - as these articles on Submarine Matters reveal.

Just announced today (July 18, 2016) in Turnbull's post Election Ministerial reshuffle is Christopher Pyne's new role of Minister for Defence Industry.

"Defence Industry Minister (to work on the new defence plan). Pyne will work alongside Defence Minister Marise Payne." see Huffington Post (Australia edition), July 18, 2016.

2.  The official New Turnbull Ministry List of 18 July 2016 (in WORD and PDF) is here. It was in WORD now in html (admittedly not perfect) below. Payne and Pyne are redded for emphasis:


TURNBULL MINISTRY  -  18 JULY 2016


Title
Minister
Prime Minister
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion
Minister for Women
Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Cabinet Secretary
Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter-Terrorism
The Hon Michael Keenan MP
Minister Assisting the Cabinet Secretary
Senator the Hon Scott Ryan
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security
The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister
Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation
Senator the Hon James McGrath
The Hon Angus Taylor MP
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
Senator the Hon Anne Ruston
The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP
Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
The Hon Steven Ciobo MP
Minister for International Development and the Pacific
Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
The Hon Keith Pitt MP
Attorney-General
(Vice-President of the Executive Council)
(Leader of the Government in the Senate)
Senator the Hon George Brandis QC
Minister for Justice
The Hon Michael Keenan MP
Treasurer
The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Minister for Revenue and Financial Services
Minister for Small Business
The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP
The Hon Michael McCormack MP
Minister for Finance
(Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate)
Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann
Special Minister of State
Senator the Hon Scott Ryan
Minister for Regional Development
Minister for Local Government and Territories
Senator the Hon Fiona Nash
Senator the Hon Fiona Nash
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
(Deputy Leader of the House)
The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Urban Infrastructure
The Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Defence
Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Defence Industry
(Leader of the House)
The Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
The Hon Dan Tehan MP
The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Defence Personnel
The Hon Dan Tehan  MP
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
The Hon Alex Hawke MP
Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Resources and Northern Australia
Senator the Hon Matt Canavan
Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
The Hon Craig Laundy MP
Minister for Health and Aged Care
The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Minister for Sport
The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care
The Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP
Assistant Minister for Rural Health
Dr David Gillespie MP
Minister for Communications
Minister for the Arts
(Manager of Government Business in the Senate)
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Minister for Regional Communications
Senator the Hon Fiona Nash
Minister for Employment
Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Social Services
The Hon Christian Porter MP
Minister for Human Services
The Hon Alan Tudge MP
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Disability Services
The Hon Jane Prentice MP
Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs
Senator Zed Seselja
Minister for Education and Training
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills
Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham
The Hon Karen Andrews MP
Minister for the Environment and Energy
The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

      "Each box represents a portfolio. Cabinet Ministers are shown in bold type. As a general rule, there
      is one department in each portfolio.  However, there is a Department of Human Services in the Social
      Services portfolio and a Department of Veterans’ Affairs in the Defence portfolio. The title of a
      department does not necessarily reflect the title of a minister in all cases. Assistant Ministers in italics
      are designated as Parliamentary Secretaries under the Ministers of State Act 1952." 
   
      Pete

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pete,
Would you say there is a possible ground for a leaner and meaner government? I see there is a Treasurer, a Minister of Finance and a Minister of Revenue and Financial Services for example.
KQN

Peter Coates said...

Hi KQN

This new Turnbull Ministry contains an unusually high number of Cabinet Ministers and junior Ministers.

The reason for that is Turnbull is insecure. He feels compelled to bestow positions on all the factions and personalities of the Liberal National Party Coalition Government who can bring him down.

This, of course, results in a top heavy and unwieldy government, rather than "leaner and meaner".

Until Turnbull, with his moderate faction, feels secure from the rightwing-conservative faction those high numbers will remain.

Regards

Pete