- Minister for Education (New South Wales)
Minister for Education
Arms of Her Majesty's Government
Style The Honourable Appointer Governor of New South Wales Inaugural holder John Plunkett Formation 1848
The New South Wales Minister for Education has responsibilities which includes all schools and TAFE colleges in NSW.
The current Minister for Education is Adrian Piccoli. He administers his portfolio through the Department of Education and Training.
List of Ministers
Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title John Plunkett None 1848–1858 Chairman of the Board of National Education Sir Charles Nicholson 1858 George Holden 1859 Sir Charles Nicholson 1860 George Holden 1861–1866 Henry Parkes 1867–1870 President of the Council of Education John Smith 1870–1871 George Wigram Allen 1871–1872 John Smith 1872–1873 George Wigram Allen None 1873–1875 Minister for Justice and Public Instruction Joseph Docker 1875–1877 Francis Suttor 1877 John Lackey 1877 Joseph Leary 1877–1878 Francis Suttor 1878–1880 Sir John Robertson 1880–1881 Minister for Public Instruction Francis Suttor 1881–1883 George Reid 1883–1884 William Trickett 1884–1885 James Young 1885–1886 Arthur Renwick Protectionist 1886–1887 James Inglis Free Trade 1887–1889 Francis Suttor Protectionist 1889 Joseph Carruthers Free Trade 1889–1891 Francis Suttor Protectionist 1891–1894 Jacob Garrard Free Trade 1894–1898 James Hogue 1898–1899 John Perry Protectionist 1899–1904 John Fegan Free Trade 1904–1905 Broughton O'Conor Liberal Reform 1904–1907 James Hogue 1907–1910 George Beeby Labor 1910–1911 Ambrose Carmichael 1911 Frederick Flowers 1911–1912 Ambrose Carmichael 1912–1915 William Holman 1915 Arthur Griffith 1915–1916 Augustus James Nationalist 1916–1920 Thomas Mutch Labor 1920–1921 Thomas Ley Nationalist 1921 Thomas Mutch Labor 1921–1922 Albert Bruntnell Nationalist 1922–1925 Thomas Mutch Labor 1925–1927 Minister for Education Billy Davies 1927 Minister for Public Instruction David Drummond Country 1927–1930 Minister for Education Billy Davies Labor 1930–1932 David Drummond Country 1932–1941 Clive Evatt Labor 1941–1944 Robert Heffron 1944–1960 Ernest Wetherell 1960–1965 Sir Charles Cutler Country 1965–1972 Sir Eric Willis Liberal 1972–1976 Neil Pickard 1976 Eric Bedford Labor 1976–1980 Paul Landa 1980–1981 Ron Mulock 1981–1984 Eric Bedford 1984 Rodney Cavalier 1984–1988 Terry Metherell Liberal 1988–1990 Minister for Education and Youth Affairs Virginia Chadwick 1990–1993 1992–1993 Minister for Education, Youth Affairs, Employment and Training 1993–1995 Minister for Education, Training and Youth Affairs John Aquilina Labor 1995–2001 Minister for Education and Training John Watkins 2001–2003 Andrew Refshauge 2003–2005 Carmel Tebbutt 2005–2007 John Della Bosca 2007–2008 Verity Firth 2008–2011 Adrian Piccoli National 2011–present Minister for Education
Occasionally, an Assistant Minister for Education would be appointed to assist the minister and act as a deputy.
Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial title John Daniel FitzGerald Labor 1916 Assistant Minister for Public Instruction Wallace Fife Liberal 1965–1967 Assistant Minister for Education Bob Debus Labor 1986–1988 Kerry Chikarovski Liberal 1992–1993
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