New NSW Labor Cabinet official sworn in

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The first full Labor Cabinet in New South Wales in 16 years was officially sworn in at Government House on Wednesday.

The swearing in ceremony was conducted by NSW Governor Margaret Beazley and saw a Minister being sworn in on the Quran and the Bhagavad Gita for the first time ever.

NSW Premier Chris Minns announced his government’s first full Ministry on Tuesday.

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

Of the Australian politicians with Greek heritage, Member for Canterbury, Sophie Cotsis MP, remained Minister for Industrial Relations and Minister for Work Health and Safety.

Sophie Cotsis. Photo supplied.
Steve Kamper. Photo supplied.

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

Courtney Houssos MLC also became the first woman to take on the role of Minister for Finance and Minister for Natural Resources.

Courtney Houssos. Photo supplied.

In a post on Twitter after the ceremony, Premier Minns said the new Cabinet “will fight every single day for a better future for the people of our great state.”

“The responsibility bestowed on each of us is immense. We will not let you down,” Mr Minns added.

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