Minister of State for Home Affairs

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Minister of State for Home Affairs
Incumbent
Peter Edgeworth MHA

since 13 March 2012
Style The Right Honourable
Nominator Matthew Jones
Appointer James II
Term length At His Majesty's pleasure
Formation 6 April 1868[1]
Deputy Senator Nathanael Bowen
Salary £5,918[2] (7th)

The Minister of State for Home Affairs is the member of the cabinet responsible for the Ministry of Home Affairs. As one of the five great officers of state, the minister holds a critical role in the government. The minister is responsible for matters of cultural affairs, emergency services, ecclesiastical affairs, local government, public records, and rural development. The current Minister is The Rt Honourable Peter Edgeworth.

Function and powers

As a member of the Cabinet of Guelphia, the Minister is empowered to oversee the Ministry and it's allied executive agencies.

List of Ministers of State for Home Affairs

# Name
(Birth–Death)
Electoral district
Party Affiliation In office Duration Prime Minister Cabinet ministries
1 Orville Davies Moderate[3] 6 April 1868 - 1874
2 Abel Ashley Moderate 1874 - 1880
3 Benjamin Harman Progressive 1880 - 1886
4 Rudolph Reynolds Moderate 1886 - 1894
Conservative Party
5 Vincent Churchwell
(22 February 1854 – 13 November 1908)
MHA for Shepton
Liberal Party 1894 - 1897
6 The Lord Howard Conservative Party 1897 - 1903
7 Wallace Pitt Liberal Party 1903 - 1908
7 Gerald Brown Liberal Party 1908 - 1910
8 Leland Hall Conservative Party 1910 - 1915
Coalition Ministry
9 Gordon Davis Coalition Ministry 1915 - 1920
Conservative Party
10 William Burdett Liberal Party 1920 - 1925
11 Laurence Robinson Liberal Party 1925 - 1928
12 Clement Phillips Liberal Party 1928 - 1932
13 Cecil Martin Conservative Party 1932 - 1939
National Party
14 Percy Maddock National Party 1939 - 1946
15 Nigel Ward Labour Party 1946 - 1950
16 National Party 1950-1952
17 National Party 1952-1961
18 National Party - 24 April 1961
19 Jason Olsen Democratic Party 24 April 1961 - 6 March 1975 13 years, 10 months, 12 days Jonathan Braddock 41st; 42nd; 43rd; 44th; 45th
20 Andrew Owens Democratic Party 6 March 1975 - 27 July 1975 4 months, 21 days Jason Olsen 45th
21 Yvonne Gates National Party 27 July 1975 - 6 March 1979
22 James Casey National Party 6 March 1979 - 20 April 1980
23 Greg Campbell Democratic Party 20 April 1980 - 11 March 1984
24 Stan Parkhill National Party 11 March 1984 - 21 December 1986
25 John Fraser Democratic Party 21 December 1986 - 7 March 1988
26 Ben Howson Democratic Party 7 March 1988 - 16 March 1992
27 Douglas Power National Party 16 March 1992 - 13 March 2000
28 Richard Wade Democratic Party 13 March 2000 - 23 November 2003
29 Dominic Austin Democratic Party 23 November 2003 - 15 March 2004
30 Brett Churchill-Lewis National Party 15 March 2004 - 13 March 2012
31 Peter Edgeworth Democratic Party 13 March 2012 - Present Incumbent Matthew Jones 56th

See also

References and notes

  1. The Ministry of Home Affairs was established by way of an Order-in-Council at a meeting of the Executive Council on the 6 April 1868.
  2. The salary of the Minister of State for Home Affairs is derived from his position as a member of Parliament and as a holder of a ministerial office. As of the opening of the 56th Parliament, all Senators and MHAs receive a salary of £1,170, plus a £47 per sitting day (not including a per diem amount for expenses). In addition, the Minister of State for Home Affairs receives an additional salary of £918.
  3. Although formally non-partisan, politicians before 1890 tended to belong to either the moderate, progressive, or radical factions.

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