Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness


Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness
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Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Hubert Lazzarini
Formation 1945

The Australian Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness is Mark Arbib, who was appointed on 14 September 2010, following the Labor Party's win at the 2010 election. The minister is responsible for housing policy co-ordination, welfare housing and rent assistance and is administered through the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.[1]

Contents

List of Ministers for Housing

The first Minister for Housing was Les Bury, appointed in 1963, although there were Ministers in charge of War Service Homes from 1932 to 1938 and 1941 to 1945. In 1945 Hubert Lazzarini was appointed Minister for Works and Housing and this title continued until 1952, when Wilfrid Kent Hughes became Minister for Works. No minister included "works" or "construction" in his porfolio after Stewart West lost this title in 1987, partly refelecting the progressive outsourcing of the Commonwealth's construction activities and even ownership of assets. The John Howard government had no Minister of Housing, partly reflecting the decline of the significance of the commonwealth-state housing agreements as a means of providing new housing since the post-war years.

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial Title
Hubert Lazzarini Australian Labor Party 1945–1946 Minister for Works and Housing
Nelson Lemmon Australian Labor Party 1946–1949
Richard Casey Liberal Party 1949–1951
Wilfrid Kent Hughes Liberal Party 1951–1952
Les Bury Liberal Party 1963–1966 Minister for Housing
Annabelle Rankin Liberal Party 1966–1971
Kevin Cairns Liberal Party 1971–1972
Gough Whitlam Australian Labor Party 1972
Les Johnson Australian Labor Party 1972–1975 Minister for Housing (1972–1973)
Minister for Housing and Construction (1973–1975)
Joe Riordan Australian Labor Party 1975
John Carrick Liberal Party 1975
Ivor Greenwood Liberal Party 1975–1976 Minister for Environment, Housing and Community Development
Kevin Newman Liberal Party 1976–1977
Ray Groom Liberal Party 1977–1980 Minister for Environment, Housing and Community Development (1977–1978)
Minister for Housing and Construction (1978–1980)
Tom McVeigh Liberal Party 1980–1982
Chris Hurford Australian Labor Party 1983–1984
Stewart West Australian Labor Party 1984–1987
Peter Morris Australian Labor Party 1988–1988 Minister for Housing and Aged Care
Peter Staples Australian Labor Party 1988–1990
Brian Howe Australian Labor Party 1990–1996 Minister for Community Services and Health (1990–1991)
Minister for Health, Housing and Community Services (1991–1993)
Minister for Housing, Local Government and Human Services (1993–1994)
Minister for Housing and Regional Development (1994–1996)
Tanya Plibersek Australian Labor Party 3 December 2007 – 14 September 2010 Minister for Housing
Mark Arbib Australian Labor Party 14 September 2010 Minister for Social Housing and Homelessness

List of Ministers for Works

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial Title
Hubert Lazzarini Australian Labor Party 1945–1946 Minister for Works and Housing
Nelson Lemmon Australian Labor Party 1946–1949
Richard Casey Liberal Party 1949–1951
Wilfrid Kent Hughes Liberal Party 1951–1952
Wilfrid Kent Hughes Liberal Party 1952–1956 Minister for Works
Allen Fairhall Liberal Party 1956–1958
Gordon Freeth Liberal Party 1958–1963
John Gorton Liberal Party 1963–1967
Bert Kelly Liberal Party 1967–1968
Reg Wright Liberal Party 1968–1972
Gough Whitlam Australian Labor Party 1972
Jim Cavanagh Australian Labor Party 1972–1973
Les Johnson Australian Labor Party 1973
Les Johnson Australian Labor Party 1973–1975 Minister for Housing and Construction
Joe Riordan Australian Labor Party 1975
John Carrick Liberal Party 1975
John McLeay Liberal Party 1975–1978 Minister for Construction
Ray Groom Liberal Party 1978–1980
Tom McVeigh Liberal Party 1980–1982
Ralph Hunt National Country Party 1982–1983 Minister for Transport and Construction
Chris Hurford Australian Labor Party 1983–1984 Minister for Housing and Construction
Stewart West Australian Labor Party 1984–1987
David Beddall Australian Labor Party 1991–1993 Minister for Small Business, Construction and Customs
Chris Schacht Australian Labor Party 1994–1996 Minister for Small Business, Customs and Construction

List of Ministers for Urban and Regional Development

Minister Party affiliation Period
Tom Uren Australian Labor Party 1972–1975
John Carrick Liberal Party 1975

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