Abbott Government Ministry

Cabinet Ministers are shown in bold. 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.

PortfolioMinister
Prime MinisterThe Hon Tony Abbott MP
Minister for Indigenous AffairsSenator the Hon Nigel Scullion
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public ServiceSenator the Hon Eric Abetz
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for WomenSenator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime MinisterThe Hon Christian Porter MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime MinisterThe Hon Alan Tudge MP
Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development
The Hon Warren Truss MP
Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional DevelopmentThe Hon Jamie Briggs MP
Minister for Foreign AffairsThe Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for Trade and InvestmentThe Hon Andrew Robb AO MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment
The Hon Steven Ciobo MP
Minister for EmploymentSenator the Hon Eric Abetz
Assistant Minister for EmploymentThe Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP
Attorney-General
Minister for the Arts
Senator the Hon George Brandis QC
Minister for JusticeThe Hon Michael Keenan MP
TreasurerThe Hon Joe Hockey MP
Minister for Small BusinessThe Hon Bruce Billson MP
Assistant TreasurerThe Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the TreasurerThe Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP
Minister for AgricultureThe Hon Barnaby Joyce MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for AgricultureSenator the Hon Richard Colbeck
Minister for Education and TrainingThe Hon Christopher Pyne MP
Assistant Minister for Education and TrainingSenator the Hon Simon Birmingham
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education and TrainingSenator the Hon Scott Ryan
Minister for Social ServicesThe Hon Scott Morrison MP
Assistant Minister for Social ServicesSenator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Minister for Human ServicesSenator the Hon Marise Payne
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social ServicesSenator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Minister for Industry and ScienceThe Hon Ian Macfarlane MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry and ScienceThe Hon Karen Andrews MP
Minister for DefenceThe Hon Kevin Andrews MP
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
Senator the Hon Michael Ronaldson
Assistant Minister for DefenceThe Hon Stuart Robert MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for DefenceThe Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for CommunicationsThe Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for CommunicationsThe Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Minister for Immigration and Border ProtectionThe Hon Peter Dutton MP
Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border ProtectionSenator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for the EnvironmentThe Hon Greg Hunt MP
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the EnvironmentThe Hon Bob Baldwin MP
Minister for FinanceSenator the Hon Mathias Cormann
Special Minister of StateSenator the Hon Michael Ronaldson
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for FinanceThe Hon Michael McCormack MP
Minister for Health
Minister for Sport
The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Assistant Minister for HealthSenator the Hon Fiona Nash