Minister for Mental Health and Ageing (Australia)

Minister for Mental Health and Ageing (Australia)
Minister for Mental Health and Ageing
Mark Butler

since 14 September 2010
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,[1] 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.[2]

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


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