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New Ministry announced

By johnboy - 25 March 2013 16

Prime Minister Gillard has made known her new Ministry after last week’s bloodletting.

The big ones for Canberrans are.

    — Catherine King is taking Territories.

    — Andrew Leigh is to be Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.

UPDATE: Andrew Leigh has announced his excitement:

Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh, today said he was honoured to be appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.

“I am humbled at the chance to contribute further to the Australian Government’s reform agenda,” Dr Leigh said.

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New Ministry announced
OLydia 7:29 pm 26 Mar 13

Masquara said :

Putting poor old Arts back with the environment is a bizarre move – Arts only moved to the environment portfolio in the first place because of (presumably a promise to) Peter Garrett. In 2010 the department was so happy to see the back of them! Back to a bizarre portfolio rencontre between serious scientists and policymakers, and Arts minus the ole pork-barrell regional touring programs that finally went off to the Arts Council for a bit of reality training (viz one program administering all of $500,000 a year that had a F/T APS 6, half an EL1, a quarter of an EL2’s payload, plus an eighth of the AS allocated to administer it. That would be more than $250,000 plus overheads just for the admin. What real-life business has overhead costs that are well over 50 per cent of turnover? ) Not exactly a meeting of like minds for institutional conversations, or even an opportunity for efficiencies. FAIL!

Clarification required here – Arts is not moving back to the Environment Portfolio; it will have the same Minister, but not be in the same Portfolio. No MoGing thank goodness. The last thing you need in an election year.

Masquara 6:44 pm 26 Mar 13

Jim Jones said :

Masquara said :

Putting poor old Arts back with the environment is a bizarre move !

Seems simple to me, it’s the gummint putting together some portfolios that they don’t think are particularly important and can be farmed out to some n00b with no experience and who doesn’t particularly care anyway.

Or perhaps is being punished for being mates with Eddie Obeid?

Jim Jones 2:54 pm 26 Mar 13

Masquara said :

Putting poor old Arts back with the environment is a bizarre move !

Seems simple to me, it’s the gummint putting together some portfolios that they don’t think are particularly important and can be farmed out to some n00b with no experience and who doesn’t particularly care anyway.

bundah 2:39 pm 26 Mar 13

Ben_Dover said :

Dept of Industry, Climate,Heath, Education, Aviation, Defense, Security.

DICHEADS,

You’ve left out the K for Kremlinology

Masquara 2:29 pm 26 Mar 13

Genie said :

Anyone notice that DIICCSRTE is to be pronounced diiccs – erte.

Think about it.

Pity the switchboard operators …

Madam Cholet 1:48 pm 26 Mar 13

Dept Climate, Health, Education, Environment, Security and Everything else or CHEESE as it’s known.

And what of the ageing minster and the small business minister?

PantsMan 1:05 pm 26 Mar 13

Masquara said :

Putting poor old Arts back with the environment is a bizarre move – Arts only moved to the environment portfolio in the first place because of (presumably a promise to) Peter Garrett. In 2010 the department was so happy to see the back of them! Back to a bizarre portfolio rencontre between serious scientists and policymakers, and Arts minus the ole pork-barrell regional touring programs that finally went off to the Arts Council for a bit of reality training (viz one program administering all of $500,000 a year that had a F/T APS 6, half an EL1, a quarter of an EL2’s payload, plus an eighth of the AS allocated to administer it. That would be more than $250,000 plus overheads just for the admin. What real-life business has overhead costs that are well over 50 per cent of turnover? ) Not exactly a meeting of like minds for institutional conversations, or even an opportunity for efficiencies. FAIL!

Commonwealth Government = stacking money in a heap and buring it.

Ben_Dover 1:05 pm 26 Mar 13

Dept of Industry, Climate,Heath, Education, Aviation, Defense, Security.

DICHEADS,

Genie 12:16 pm 26 Mar 13

Anyone notice that DIICCSRTE is to be pronounced diiccs – erte.

Think about it.

Masquara 12:05 pm 26 Mar 13

Putting poor old Arts back with the environment is a bizarre move – Arts only moved to the environment portfolio in the first place because of (presumably a promise to) Peter Garrett. In 2010 the department was so happy to see the back of them! Back to a bizarre portfolio rencontre between serious scientists and policymakers, and Arts minus the ole pork-barrell regional touring programs that finally went off to the Arts Council for a bit of reality training (viz one program administering all of $500,000 a year that had a F/T APS 6, half an EL1, a quarter of an EL2’s payload, plus an eighth of the AS allocated to administer it. That would be more than $250,000 plus overheads just for the admin. What real-life business has overhead costs that are well over 50 per cent of turnover? ) Not exactly a meeting of like minds for institutional conversations, or even an opportunity for efficiencies. FAIL!

thebrownstreak69 9:46 am 26 Mar 13

Perhaps it would be better if we had the Dept of Industry, Climate Change, Energy, Aviation, Transport, Education, Tourism and Science – DICCEATERS.

dtc 9:37 am 26 Mar 13

PantsMan said :

Putting climate change and science in the one portfolio is like putting intelligent design and evolution in the same portfolio.

I see what you did there.

Made a fool of yourself

PantsMan 9:53 pm 25 Mar 13

Putting climate change and science in the one portfolio is like putting intelligent design and evolution in the same portfolio.

This is a manoeuvre by Labor to make cuts harder to identify.

Genie 6:55 pm 25 Mar 13

notdingers said :

The acronym writers will have to get to work on the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

DIICCSRTE isn’t really going to cut it

If they added environment to the portfolio you could have

DIISCRETE 🙂

The article is quiet confusing… It was my understanding it would now be Department of Climate Change Industry and Innovation and Department of Science, Research and Tertiary Education would be separate.

Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism will now absorb Energy Efficiency and Small Business

Ahh I’m going to go back to the confused corner til it all happens

notdingers 1:46 pm 25 Mar 13

The acronym writers will have to get to work on the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education.

DIICCSRTE isn’t really going to cut it

If they added environment to the portfolio you could have

DIISCRETE 🙂

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