Wednesday, 14 March 2012
I table for the information of the House a revised ministry list reflecting the appointment of Senator Bob Carr to the ministry on 13 March 2012.
The document read as follows—
SECOND GILLARD MINISTRY
13 March 2011
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 Veterans' Affairs in the Defence portfolio. The title of a department does not necessarily reflect the title of a minister in all cases.
Yesterday I informed the House that the Minister for Resources and Energy and Minister for Tourism would be absent from question time this week as he is attending the 13th International Energy Forum in Kuwait. The Minister for Trade and Competitiveness will answer questions on his behalf for the remainder of his absence.