Second Henderson Ministry

Second Henderson Ministry

The Second Henderson Ministry is the current ministry in the Northern Territory, Australia, and the 51st overall. It came into place on November 30, 2007, replacing an interim ministry that had been sworn in following the resignation of Chief Minister Clare Martin to cover the transition to new Chief Minister Paul Henderson. The new ministry saw significant changes from the final Martin ministry, largely due to the decision of Martin and Deputy Chief Minister Syd Stirling to retire to the backbenches. Marion Scrymgour was appointed Deputy Chief Minister in Stirling's place, with Delia Lawrie being appointed Treasurer, a position also previously held by Stirling. The changes also saw the promotion of Mathew Bonson and former Deputy Speaker Len Kiely to the ministry. The latter appointment was the cause of some controversy, as Kiely had been forced to resign as Deputy Speaker in 2006 after a sexual harassment incident.

*Hon Paul Henderson, MLA: Chief Minister, Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Minister for Major Projects and Trade, Minister for Climate Change, Minister for Territory-Federal Relations and Statehood and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
*Hon Marion Scrymgour, MLA: Deputy Chief Minister, Minister for Employment, Education and Training, Minister for Family and Community Services, Minister for Child Protection, Minister for Indigenous Policy, Minister for Arts and Museums and Minister for Women's Policy
*Hon Delia Lawrie, MLA: Treasurer, Leader of Government Business, Minister for Planning and Lands, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Minister for Public Employment
*Hon Dr Chris Burns, MLA: Minister for Health, Minister for Justice and Attorney-General, Minister for Racing, Gaming and Licensing and Minister for Alcohol Policy
*Hon Kon Vatskalis, MLA: Minister for Business and Economic Development, Minister for Tourism, Minister for Asian Relations, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Defence Support and Minister for Essential Services
*Hon Elliot McAdam, MLA: Minister for Local Government, Minister for Housing, Minister for Central Australia, Minister for Corporate and Information Services and Minister for Communications
*Hon Chris Natt, MLA: Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries and Minister for Mines and Energy
*Hon Len Kiely, MLA: Minister for Natural Resources, Environment and Heritage and Minister for Parks and Wildlife
*Hon Mathew Bonson, MLA: Minister for Sport and Recreation, Minister for Senior Territorians, Minister for Young Territorians and Minister Assisting the Chief Minister on Multicultural Affairs

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