Treasurer of New South Wales

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Treasurer of New South Wales
Coat of Arms of New South Wales.svg
Incumbent
Dominic Perrottet

since 30 January 2017
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor of New South Wales
Term length At the Governor's pleasure
Inaugural holder Thomas Holt (as Colonial Treasurer of New South Wales)
Formation 6 June 1856
The old Treasury Building, designed by Mortimer Lewis (1849). The Treasury building was completed by Edmund Blacket and opened on the 17 October 1851. The Treasury moved to the State Office Block in 1967. In 1995 the Treasury moved to Governor Macquarie Tower in Farrer Place. Former NSW Treasury building 2.jpg
The old Treasury Building, designed by Mortimer Lewis (1849). The Treasury building was completed by Edmund Blacket and opened on the 17 October 1851. The Treasury moved to the State Office Block in 1967. In 1995 the Treasury moved to Governor Macquarie Tower in Farrer Place.

The Treasurer of New South Wales, known from 1856 to 1959 as the Colonial Treasurer of New South Wales, is the minister in the Government of New South Wales responsible for government expenditure and revenue raising and is the head of the New South Wales Treasury. The Treasurer plays a key role in the economic policy of the government. By convention, the Treasurer is usually a member of the NSW Parliament with a seat in the Legislative Assembly. The exception to this is Michael Egan, Michael Costa and Eric Roozendaal, who were members of the Legislative Council during their tenure as Treasurer.

A minister is a politician who heads a government department, making and implementing decisions on policies in conjunction with the other ministers. In some jurisdictions the head of government is also a minister and is designated the "prime minister", "premier", "chief minister", "Chancellor" or other title.

Government of New South Wales state government of New South Wales, Australia

The Government of New South Wales, also referred to as the New South Wales Government or NSW Government, is the Australian state democratic administrative authority of New South Wales. It is currently held by a coalition of the Liberal Party and the National Party. The Government of New South Wales, a parliamentary constitutional monarchy, was formed in 1856 as prescribed in its Constitution, as amended from time to time. Since the Federation of Australia in 1901, New South Wales has been a state of the Commonwealth of Australia, and the Constitution of Australia regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth. Under the Australian Constitution, New South Wales ceded legislative and judicial supremacy to the Commonwealth, but retained powers in all matters not in conflict with the Commonwealth.

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The current Treasurer, since 30 January 2017, is Dominic Perrottet MP. The Treasurer is assisted in his portfolio by the Minister for Finance, Services and Property, currently Victor Dominello since 30 January 2017. [1]

Dominic Francis Perrottet, an Australian politician, is the New South Wales Treasurer and the Minister for Industrial Relations since January 2017 in the Berejiklian government. Perrottet was elected as the Deputy Leader of the New South Wales Liberal Party also in January 2017. He has been a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the seat of Hawkesbury for the Liberal Party since 2015, having previously represented Castle Hill from 2011 to 2015.

Minister for Finance, Services and Property (New South Wales)

The New South Wales Minister for Finance, Services and Property is a minister in the Government of New South Wales responsible for administering legislation and policy in relation to the state's revenues, consumer affairs regulations, innovation policy, property and housing administration, co-operative societies, and government records in New South Wales, Australia. The minister's responsibilities also include matters relating to government services and service delivery, and their improvement.

Victor Michael Dominello, an Australian politician, is the New South Wales Minister for Finance, Services and Property since January 2017 in the Berejiklian government. Dominello is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, representing the electorate of Ryde for the Liberal Party since 2008.

Each year, the Treasurer presents the NSW Budget to the Parliament. In some other countries the equivalent role is the Minister for Finance, although NSW has had a separate office of that name responsible for regulating government spending. For 103 years the Treasurer was originally known as the 'Colonial Treasurer', however the 'Colonial' word was removed with the passing of the Ministers of the Crown Act 1959 (NSW) from 1 April 1959. [2]

Treasurers Forster, Stuart, Dibbs, Jennings, Reid, Lyne, Waddell, Carruthers, McGowen, Holman, Fuller, Lang, Bavin, Stevens, Mair, McKell, McGirr, Cahill, Heffron, Renshaw, Askin, Lewis, Willis, Wran, Greiner, Fahey and Iemma were also Premier during some or all of their period as Treasurer.

Premier of New South Wales head of government for the state of New South Wales, Australia

The Premier of New South Wales is the head of government in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The Government of New South Wales follows the Westminster system, with a Parliament of New South Wales acting as the legislature. The Premier is appointed by the Governor of New South Wales, and by modern convention holds office by virtue of his or her ability to command the support of a majority of members of the lower house of Parliament, the Legislative Assembly.

List of Treasurers

OrdinalNameParty affiliationMinisterial titleTerm startTerm endTime in office
1. Thomas Holt No partyColonial Treasurer6 June 185625 August 1856
2. Robert Campbell 26 August 18562 October 1856
3. Stuart Donaldson 3 October 18567 September 1857
4. Richard Jones 7 September 18573 January 1858
Robert Campbell4 January 185830 March 1859
5. Elias Weekes 18 April 185926 October 1859
6. Saul Samuel 27 October 18598 March 1860
Elias Weekes9 March 186020 March 1863
7. Thomas Smart 21 March 186315 October 1863
8. Geoffrey Eagar 16 October 18632 February 1865
Thomas Smart3 February 186519 October 1865
Saul Samuel20 October 18653 January 1866
9. Marshall Burdekin 4 January 186621 January 1866
Geoffrey Eagar22 January 186626 October 1868
Saul Samuel27 October 186815 December 1870
10. George Lord 16 December 187013 May 1872
11. William Piddington 14 May 18724 December 1872
12. George Lloyd 5 December 18728 February 1875
13. William Forster 9 February 18757 February 1876
14. Alexander Stuart 8 February 187621 March 1877
William Piddington22 March 187716 August 1877
15. William Long 17 August 187717 December 1877
16. Henry Cohen 18 December 187720 December 1878
17. James Watson 21 December 18784 January 1883
18. George Dibbs 5 January 188321 December 1885
19. John Burns 22 December 188525 February 1886
20. Sir Patrick Jennings 26 February 188619 January 1887
John Burns Protectionist 20 January 188716 January 1889
21. James Garvan Free Trade 17 January 18897 March 1889
22. William McMillan 8 March 188927 July 1891
23. Bruce Smith 14 August 189122 October 1891
24. John See Protectionist23 October 18912 August 1894
25. Sir George Reid Free Trade3 August 18943 July 1899
26. Joseph Carruthers 3 July 189913 September 1899
27. Sir William Lyne Protectionist15 September 189920 March 1901
28. Thomas Waddell 10 April 190129 August 1904
Sir Joseph Carruthers Liberal Reform 29 August 19041 October 1907
Thomas Waddell2 October 190720 October 1910
29. James McGowen Labor 21 October 191026 November 1911
30. John Dacey 27 November 191111 April 1912
31. Ambrose Carmichael 17 April 19125 May 1912
32. John Cann 6 May 191229 January 1914
33. William Holman 29 January 191415 November 19164 years, 274 days
Nationalist 15 November 191630 October 1918
34. John Fitzpatrick 30 October 191812 April 1920
35. Jack Lang Labor12 April 192020 December 1921
36. Sir Arthur Cocks Nationalist20 December 192120 December 19210 days
Jack LangLabor20 December 192113 April 1922
Sir Arthur CocksNationalist13 April 192214 February 1925
37. Sir George Fuller 14 February 192517 June 1925
Jack LangLabor17 June 192518 October 1927
38. Thomas Bavin Nationalist18 October 192715 April 1929
39. Bertram Stevens 16 April 19293 November 1930
Jack LangLabor4 November 193015 October 19311 year, 191 days
Labor (NSW) 15 October 193113 May 1932
Bertram Stevens United Australia 16 May 193213 October 1938
40. Alexander Mair 13 October 193816 August 1939
41. Athol Richardson 16 August 193916 May 1941
42. William McKell Labor16 May 19416 February 1947
43. James McGirr 6 February 19473 April 1952
44. Joseph Cahill 3 April 19521 April 19597 years, 203 days
Treasurer1 April 195922 October 1959
45. Bob Heffron 23 October 195928 October 19595 days
46. Jack Renshaw 28 October 195913 May 19655 years, 197 days
47. Sir Robert Askin Liberal 13 May 196517 December 197510 years, 218 days
48. Tom Lewis 17 December 197523 January 197637 days
49. Sir Eric Willis 23 January 197614 May 1976112 days
Jack RenshawLabor14 May 197629 February 19803 years, 291 days
50. Neville Wran 29 February 19802 October 19811 year, 216 days
51. Ken Booth 2 October 198121 March 19886 years, 175 days
52. Nick Greiner Liberal25 March 198824 June 19924 years, 91 days
53. John Fahey 24 June 199226 May 1993336 days
54. Peter Collins 26 May 19934 April 19951 year, 313 days
55. Michael Egan Labor4 April 199521 January 20059 years, 292 days
56. Andrew Refshauge 21 January 20053 August 2005194 days
57. Morris Iemma 3 August 200517 February 2006198 days
58. Michael Costa 17 February 20065 September 20082 years, 204 days
59. Eric Roozendaal 8 September 200828 March 20112 years, 208 days
60. Mike Baird Liberal4 April 201123 April 20143 years, 19 days
61. Andrew Constance 23 April 20142 April 2015344 days
62. Gladys Berejiklian 2 April 201530 January 20171 year, 303 days
63. Dominic Perrottet 30 January 2017incumbent1 year, 162 days

Former ministerial titles

Assistant Treasurers

The Assistant Treasurer, when in use and along with the Minister for Finance, effectively acted as Deputy to the Treasurer. From 1925–1929 there existed the office of 'Assistant Colonial Treasurer'. However this office was abolished and when it returned in 1933, it was titled as 'Assistant Treasurer'. The Assistant Treasurer is not an essential cabinet post, often being appointed on an on-off basis, and there is no Assistant Treasurer at the present. Significantly, the role exists only when in use; there can be a lengthy period between successive holders of the title. The last Assistant Treasurer was John Della Bosca from 1999 to 2006. The title Minister for Finance is also used within New South Wales governments but that role is primarily made responsible for the Revenue collection and administration side of Governance.

John Joseph Della Bosca is an Australian former politician, representing the Labor Party in the New South Wales Legislative Council. From 1999 to 2009, Della Bosca served a range of ministerial portfolios, including Minister for Health and Minister for the Central Coast in the NSW State Government.

Assistant TreasurerParty affiliationPeriodMinisterial title
William McKell Labor17 June 1925 – 7 June 1927Assistant Colonial Treasurer
Robert Cruickshank 19 September 1927 – 18 October 1927
Bertram Stevens Nationalist18 October 1927 – 15 April 1929
Eric Spooner United Australia15 February 1933 – 21 August 1935Assistant Treasurer
Clive Evatt Labor19 May 1947 – 23 February 1953Assistant Treasurer
George Freudenstein Country 11 March 1971 – 19 June 1972Assistant Treasurer
Wallace Fife Liberal19 June 1972 – 3 January 1975
Max Ruddock 3 January 1975 – 10 October 1975
Peter Coleman 10 October 1975 – 23 January 1976
Max Ruddock 23 January 1976 – 14 May 1976
Ken Booth Labor29 February 1980 – 2 October 1981Assistant Treasurer
Phillip Smiles Liberal1 February 1991 – 1 February 1992Assistant Treasurer
George Souris National3 July 1992 – 26 May 1993
John Della Bosca Labor8 April 1999 – 17 February 2006Assistant Treasurer

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