- Minister for Mental Health and Ageing (Australia)
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Style The Honourable Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia Inaugural holder Peter Morris Formation 1988
The Australian Minister for Mental Health and Ageing is Mark Butler, who was appointed on 14 September 2010, following the Labor Party's win at the 2010 election. The minister's position is within the portfolio of the Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, and is responsible for "policy for and the promotion of active ageing, other than income security and employment policy" and is administered through the Department of Health and Ageing.
List of ministers for aged care
There have been ministers for aged care or ageing since Peter Morris was appointed Minister for Housing and Aged Care in 1988, except from 1993 to 1998, but the title to the portfolio first became Mental Health and Ageing in 2010.
Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial Title Peter Morris Labor Party 1988 Minister for Housing and Aged Care Peter Staples 1988–1990 1990–1993 Minister for Aged, Family and Health Services Bronwyn Bishop Liberal Party 1998–2001 Minister for Aged Care Kevin Andrews 2001–2003 Minister for Ageing Julie Bishop 2003–2006 Santo Santoro 2006–2007 Christopher Pyne 2007 Justine Elliot Labor Party 2007–2010 Mark Butler 2010–present Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
- ^ "Second Gillard Ministry" (PDF). Government of Australia. 14 September 2010. http://www.aph.gov.au/house/members/minlist.pdf. Retrieved 19 September 2010.
- ^ "Administrative Arrangement Order" (PDF). Government of Australia. 14 September 2010. http://www.dpmc.gov.au/parliamentary/docs/aao_20100914.pdf. Retrieved 19 September 2010. (Part 10, p23)
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