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As the parliament geared up to debate assisted dying legislation, the Victorian government announced a minor ministerial reshuffle to replace outgoing minister Wade Noonan.
Noonan, who held the positions of minister for resources and minister for industry, announced he was leaving politics for family reasons two weeks ago. He will continue as member for Williamstown until the next election, due in November 2018.
Noonan took a leave of absence from his responsibilities last year after being exposed to “unspeakable crimes and traumatic events” as police and corrections minister, though he said his resignation was unrelated.
Treasurer Tim Pallas will take over the resources portfolio. First on the list of priorities will be to “ensure Victorians aren’t short-changed on GST” — which will bring the garden state into conflict with Western Australia — and working with the chief scientist to determine the potential for onshore conventional gas exploration in future.
Member for Niddrie Ben Carroll will be elevated to cabinet as minister for industry and employment.
The job will see Carroll, previously parliamentary secretary for justice, managing the transition of the automotive industry and ensuring workers are supported to retrain and find new jobs.
Jenny Mikakos will add a new portfolio of early childhood education to her existing portfolios of families and children, and youth affairs.
The announcement follows another recent minor reshuffle, when Natalie Hutchins took over as minister for women and the prevention of family violence, following the death from cancer of Fiona Richardson in August.
Here’s the full list of Victorian ministers:
Minister for Major Projects
Leader of the House (Legislative Assembly)
Minister for Innovation and the Digital Economy
Minister for Small Business
Minister for Suburban Development
Minister for Ports
Minister for Sport
Minister for Veterans
Minister for Mental Health
Minister for Equality
Minister for Creative Industries
Minister for Ambulance Services
Minister for Industrial Relations
Minister for Women
Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence
Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Minister for Local Government
Minister for Education
Minister for Emergency Services
Minister for Early Childhood Education
Minister for Youth Affairs
Minister for Water
Minister for Racing
Minister for Resources
Minister for Regional Development
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council
Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Minister for Training and Skills
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