First Gillard Ministry

First Gillard Ministry

66th ministry of Australia
Date formed 24 June 2010
Date dissolved 14 September 2010
People and organisations
Head of government Julia Gillard
Head of state Queen Elizabeth II (represented by Quentin Bryce)
Member party Labor
Status in legislature Labor majority government
Opposition cabinet 2010–2013
Opposition party Liberal/National Coalition
Opposition leader Tony Abbott
Legislature term(s) 42nd
Predecessor First Rudd
Successor Second Gillard
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Julia Gillard

Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

Prime Minister of Australia

The First Gillard Ministry (Labor) was the 66th ministry of the Australian government and was led by the prime minister, Julia Gillard. It succeeded the first Rudd ministry upon its swearing in by the Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, on 24 June 2010. It was replaced by the second Gillard ministry on 14 September 2010 after the 2010 election.[1]

The change in ministry followed a series of events on 23–24 June that led to the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, first calling a leadership ballot within the governing Labor Party after being challenged by his deputy, Julia Gillard, and then declining to contest it, allowing Gillard to win the leadership unopposed. The initial form of the First Gillard Ministry was identical to the final form of the first Rudd ministry, apart from Gillard's appointment as prime minister and Wayne Swan as deputy prime minister, and the departure of Rudd as a minister.[2] A minor reshuffle was announced on 28 June, with Simon Crean to assume responsibility for Gillard's former portfolios of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Social Inclusion. Stephen Smith was assigned the Trade portfolio in addition to his Foreign Affairs portfolio.[3]


Officeholder Office(s)
Julia Gillard MP
Wayne Swan MP
Senator Chris Evans
  • Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
Senator John Faulkner
  • Minister for Defence
  • Vice-President of the Executive Council
Simon Crean MP
  • Minister for Trade (until 28 June 2010)
  • Minister for Education (from 28 June 2010)
  • Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations (from 28 June 2010)
  • Minister for Social Inclusion (from 28 June 2010)
Stephen Smith MP
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Minister for Trade (from 28 June 2010)
Nicola Roxon MP
  • Minister for Health and Ageing
Jenny Macklin MP
  • Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
Lindsay Tanner MP
  • Minister for Finance and Deregulation (to 3 September 2010)
Anthony Albanese MP
  • Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Senator Stephen Conroy
  • Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy
Senator Kim Carr
  • Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research
Senator Penny Wong
  • Minister for Climate Change, Energy Efficiency and Water
Peter Garrett MP
  • Minister for Environment Protection, Heritage and the Arts
Robert McClelland MP
  • Attorney-General
Senator Joe Ludwig
  • Cabinet Secretary
  • Special Minister of State
Tony Burke MP
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Minister for Sustainable Population
Martin Ferguson MP
  • Minister for Resources and Energy
  • Minister for Tourism
Chris Bowen MP
  • Minister for Human Services
  • Minister for Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law

Outer ministry

Officeholder Office(s)
Alan Griffin MP
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs
  • Minister for Defence Personnel
Tanya Plibersek MP
  • Minister for Housing
  • Minister for the Status of Women
Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Minister for Home Affairs
Warren Snowdon MP
  • Minister for Indigenous Health, Rural and Regional Health and Regional Services Delivery
Craig Emerson MP
  • Minister for Small Business, Independent Contractors and the Service Economy
  • Minister for Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs
  • Minister assisting the Finance Minister on Deregulation.
Senator Nick Sherry
  • Assistant Treasurer
Justine Elliot MP
  • Minister for Ageing
Kate Ellis MP
  • Minister for Early Childhood Education, Child Care and Youth
  • Minister for Sport
Greg Combet MP
  • Minister for Defence Material and Science
  • Minister assisting the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
Senator Mark Arbib
  • Minister for Employment Participation
  • Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Government Service Delivery

Parliamentary secretaries

Officeholder Office(s)
Maxine McKew MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government
Mike Kelly AM MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Support
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Water
Gary Gray AO MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Western and Northern Australia
Bill Shorten MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Disabilities and Children's Services (Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs portfolio)
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Victorian Bushfire Reconstruction
Bob McMullan MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance
Anthony Byrne MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Trade
Senator Ursula Stephens
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Social Inclusion
  • Parliamentary Secretary for the Voluntary Sector
Laurie Ferguson MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Multicultural Affairs and Settlement Services
Jason Clare MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Employment
Mark Butler MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Health
Richard Marles MP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Industry and Innovation

See also


  1. "Ministries and Cabinets". Parliamentary Handbook. Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  2. "The Ministry List, 28 June 2010 –". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 3 February 2012.
  3. "Rudd passed over in Gillard's reshuffle". ABC News. Australia. 28 June 2010. Retrieved 11 September 2010.

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