Congratulations to Member for Macquarie Fields, Anoulack Chanthivong, on his appointment as Minister in Chris Minns’ Cabinet. Mr Chanthivong assumes the following portfolios:
- Minister for Better Regulation and Fair Trading
- Minister for Industry and Trade
- Minister for Innovation, Science and Technology
- Minister for Building
- Minister for Corrections.
The Minns Ministry is a reduced Cabinet of 22 Ministers, but for the first time in New South Wales history, will be 50 per cent women (excluding the Premier).
“I’m proud of the team we have. We have a lot of hard work in front of us, and a big responsibility, but my team and I are up to the challenge,” Chris Minns, NSW Premier said.
“We have a clear mandate from the people of NSW to rebuild our essential services, to invest in the people who look after us – our nurses, teachers, paramedics, firefighters and police officers.
“Our priority is to help families and households deal with the increasing cost of living, the energy crisis and to fix our schools and hospitals.”
Anoulack Chanthivong’s family came to Australia as refugees from Laos in 1984, when he was six years old and settled in Raby.
He was a Campbelltown City Councillor and was mayor from 2011 to 2012.
On 11 June 2021, Chanthivong was appointed to the Minns Shadow Ministry, and given the Finance, Industry & Trade portfolios.
At the same time, Campbelltown MP Greg Warren was given the Local Government, Veterans and Western Sydney portfolios in the Shadow Ministry.
Mr Warren’s glaring omission from the Minns Cabinet is causing a great deal of puzzlement among the Campbelltown community that he serves so well.