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Victorian Police Ministers: 1979-2013

March 30, 2013

By Alistair Harkness

With the transition from Premier Ted Baillieu to new Premier Denis Napthine, a reshuffle of ministerial portfolios in Victoria has occurred. Responsibility for police and emergency services has transferred from Deputy Premier and Leader of the National Party in the state coalition government to the now former Treasurer Kim Wells.

Mr Wells is the 13th police minister since 1979, and continues the history of males filling this role. Below is a list of Victorian Police ministers over the past 34 years:

Lindsay Thompson (Liberal)

Minister for Police and Emergency Services
May 1979-June 1981

Jock Granter (Liberal)

Minister of Police and Emergency Services
June 1981-Apr 1982

Race Mathews (Labor)

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for the Arts
1982-87

Steve Crabb (Labor)

Minister for Police and Emergency Services
1987-90

Mal Sandon (Labor)

Minister for Corrections and Minister for Police and Emergency Services
1990-92

Pat McNamara (National)

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrections
1992-96

Bill McGrath (National)

Minister for Corrections and Minister for Police and Emergency Services
1996-99

Andre Haermeyer  (Labor)

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Corrections
1999-2005

Tim Holding (Labor)

Minister for Police & Emergency Services, Minister for Corrections
January 2005-December 2006

Bob Cameron (Labor)

Minister for Police and Minister for Corrections
December 2006-October 2010

James Merlino (Labor)

Minister for Police and Minister for Corrections
October-December 2010

Peter Ryan (National)

Minister for Police and Emergency Services
December 2010-March 2013

Kim Wells (Liberal)

Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Minister for Bushfire Response
March 2013-current

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