NSW Premier Chris Minns unveils his new frontbench

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The New South Wales Premier, Chris Minns, has announced his government’s first full Ministry today.

The Minns Ministry is a reduced Cabinet of 22 Ministers but for the first time in NSW history, it will be 50 percent women (excluding the Premier).

For the first time, a woman will hold the position of Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council; a woman will also hold the portfolio of Energy (Penny Sharpe), Police (Yasmin Maree Catley), Regional NSW (Tara Moriarty), Finance (Courtney Houssos) and Regional Transport (Jennifer Kathleen Aitchison).

Member for Canterbury, Sophie Cotsis MP, remains Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Work Health and Safety.

Member for Rockdale, Steve Kamper MP, remains Minister for Small Business, Minister for Lands and Property, Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Sport.

Courtney Houssos MLC will take on the role of Minister for Finance and Minister for Natural Resources.

Penny Sharpe MP will take on the responsibility of Energy and Climate Change, Environment and Heritage, as well as Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council.

Yasmin Catley MP will take on the responsibility of Minister for Police and Counter Terrorism.

Jihad Dib MP will take on Customer Service and Digital Government, as well as Emergency Services and Youth Justice.

Tara Moriarty MP will take on Agriculture, Regional NSW and Western NSW.

David Harris MP will take on Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty, Gaming and Racing, Veterans, Medical Research, and the Central Coast.

“I’m proud of the team we have. We have a lot of hard work in front of us, and a big responsibility, but my team and I are up to the challenge,” Mr Minns said.

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