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Centre pollies on the front bench

The Centre did well in the allocation of ministries in the new Mills government.
All except newcomer Bess Price, who has the huge Stuart electorate to look after, are on the front bench.
Deputy Chief Minister, Robyn Lambley (pictured with Mr Mills during electioneering in Alice Springs), is Treasurer and will also assume responsibility for Education, Families and Children, Corporate and Information Services and Central Australia.
Adam Giles has the Transport, Infrastructure and Local Government portfolios, and Matthew Conlan has Tourism and Major Events, Arts and Museums, Sport and Recreation, Racing and Parks and Wildlife.
Alison Anderson has responsibility for Regional Development and Indigenous Advancement.
In addition to his responsibilities as Chief Minister, Mr Mills has taken Police, Fire and Emergency Services, Lands, Planning and the Environment, Land Resource Management, Asian Engagement, Public Employment, Statehood, Multicultural Affairs, Young Territorians, Senior Territorians and Women’s Policy portfolios.
He will be assisted in the areas of multicultural affairs, youth and seniors and Women’s Policy by new Parliamentary Secretary Peter Styles.
John Elferink is the new Attorney-General and Justice Minister and Minister for Correctional Services and David Tollner has Health, Alcohol Policy and Essential Services.
Willem Westra van Holthe is the new Minister for Primary Industry and Fisheries and Mines and Energy.
Peter Chandler is Minister for Business, Trade, Economic Development, Employment and Training and Housing.
In addition to assisting the Chief Minister with his Multicultural Affairs, Young Territorians, Senior Territorians and Women’s Policy portfolios, Peter Styles is also Government Whip.


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