Minister for Health (Northern Territory)


The Northern Territory Minister for Health is a Minister of the Crown in the Government of the Northern Territory. The minister administers their portfolio through the Department of Health.[1]

Minister for Health
Incumbent
Natasha Fyles

since 12 September 2016
Department of Health
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerAdministrator of the Northern Territory

The Minister is responsible for adult guardianship, alcohol and other drug services, alcohol management plans, alcohol policy, alcohol treatment and rehabilitation, community service complaints, food standards, health (including hospital and medical services), health complaints, human quarantine, mental health services, morgues, National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) implementation, services to the aged, services to the disabled, sexual assault services, university medical education and research and water quality. They are also responsible for the Menzies School of Health Research, the Health and Community Services Complaints Commission and the Public Guardian.[1]

The current minister is Natasha Fyles (Labor). She was sworn in on 12 September 2016 following the Labor victory at the 2016 election.[1]

List of Ministers for Health


MinisterPartyTerm [2][3][4][5][6]Ministerial title
 Ian TuxworthCountry LiberalSeptember 1977 - June 1978Executive Member for Resources and Health
 1 July 1978 – 30 November 1982Minister for Health
 Nick DondasCountry Liberal1 December 1982 – 12 December 1983Minister for Health and Housing
 13 December 1983 – 16 October 1984Minister for Health, Youth, Sport, Recreation and Ethnic Affairs
 17 October 1984 – 20 December 1984Minister for Health, Sport, Recreation and Ethnic Affairs
 Jim RobertsonCountry Liberal21 December 1984 – 19 August 1985Minister for Health
 Ray HanrahanCountry Liberal20 August 1985 – 28 April 1986
 Tom HarrisCountry Liberal29 April 1986 – 18 March 1987
 Don DaleCountry Liberal19 March 1987 – 30 July 1989Minister for Health and Community Services
 Marshall PerronCountry Liberal31 July 1989 – 3 September 1989
 Stephen HattonCountry Liberal4 September 1989 – 12 November 1990
 Daryl ManzieCountry Liberal13 November 1990 – 29 November 1992
 Mike ReedCountry Liberal30 November 1992 – 30 June 1995
 Fred FinchCountry Liberal1 July 1995 – 20 June 1996Minister for Health Services
 Denis BurkeCountry Liberal21 June 1996 – 14 September 1997
 15 September 1997 – 8 February 1999Minister for Health, Family and Children’s Services
 Stephen DunhamCountry Liberal9 February 1999 – 26 August 2001
 Jane AagaardLabor27 August 2001 – 12 November 2001
 13 November 2001 – 14 December 2003Minister for Health and Community Services
 Peter ToyneLabor15 December 2003 – 31 August 2006Minister for Health
 Chris BurnsLabor1 September 2006 – 3 February 2009
 Kon VatskalisLabor4 February 2009 - 28 August 2012
 Robyn LambleyCountry Liberal29 August 2012 – 3 September 2012
 Dave TollnerCountry Liberal4 September 2012 – 6 March 2013
 Robyn LambleyCountry Liberal7 March 2013 – 11 December 2014
 Adam GilesCountry Liberal12 December 2014 – 19 January 2015
 John ElferinkCountry Liberal20 January 2015 – 27 August 2016
 Michael GunnerLabor31 August 2016 – 11 September 2016
 Natasha FylesLabor12 September 2016 – present

Alcohol Policy

MinisterPartyTerm [2][3][4][5][6]Ministerial title
 Chris BurnsLabor7 August 2007 – 3 February 2009Minister for Alcohol Policy
 Marion ScrymgourLabor4 February 2009 – 8 February 2009
 Kon VatskalisLabor9 February 2009 – 3 December 2009
 Delia LawrieLabor4 December 2009 – 28 August 2012
 Terry MillsCountry Liberal29 August 2012 – 3 September 2012
 Dave TollnerCountry Liberal4 September 2012 – 6 March 2013
 14 December 2012 – 6 March 2013Minister for Alcohol Rehabilitation and Policy
 Robyn LambleyCountry Liberal7 March 2013 – 19 March 2013
20 March 2013 – 8 August 2013: no minister – responsibilities held by other ministers
 Dave TollnerCountry Liberal9 August 2013 – 23 August 2014Minister for Alcohol Policy
 Adam GilesCountry Liberal24 August 2014 – 11 December 2014
11 December 2014 – 8 September 2020: no minister – responsibilities held by other ministers
 Natasha FylesLabor8 September 2020 – PresentMinister for Alcohol Policy

Disability Services

MinisterPartyTerm [2][3][4][5][6]Ministerial title
 Robyn LambleyCountry Liberal4 February 2014 – 23 August 2014Minister for Disability Services
 Adam GilesCountry Liberal12 December 2014 – 19 January 2015
 John ElferinkCountry Liberal20 January 2015 – 27 August 2016
 Michael GunnerLabor31 August 2016 – 11 September 2016
12 September 2016 – 20 December 2018: no minister – responsibilities held by other ministers
 Natasha FylesLabor21 December 2018 – 7 September 2020Minister for Disabilities
 Kate WordenLabor8 September 2020 – Present

Former posts


Alcohol Rehabilitation

MinisterPartyTerm [2][3][4][5][6]Ministerial title
 Dave TollnerCountry Liberal14 December 2012 – 6 March 2013Minister for Alcohol Rehabilitation and Policy
 Robyn LambleyCountry Liberal7 March 2013 – 19 March 2013
 20 March 2013 – 11 December 2014Minister for Alcohol Rehabilitation

Mental Health Services

MinisterPartyTerm [2][3][4][5][6]Ministerial title
 Adam GilesCountry Liberal12 December 2014 – 19 January 2015Minister for Mental Health Services
 John ElferinkCountry Liberal20 January 2015 – 27 August 2016
 Michael GunnerLabor31 August 2016 – 11 September 2016

References


  1. "Administrative Arrangements Order" (PDF). Government of the Northern Territory. 12 September 2016. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 September 2016. Retrieved 14 September 2016.
  2. "Northern Territory Government Ministries (CLP) 1st to 8th Assembly 1974 - 2001" (PDF). Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  3. "Northern Territory Government Ministries (ALP) Ninth Assembly 27 August 2001 – 23 June 2005" (PDF). Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  4. "Northern Territory Government Ministries (ALP) Tenth Assembly 2005 - 2008" (PDF). Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  5. "Northern Territory Government Ministries (ALP) Eleventh Assembly 18 August 2008 – 28 August 2012" (PDF). Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 13 September 2016.
  6. "Northern Territory Government Ministries (Country Liberals) Twelfth Assembly 29 August 2012 – 27.08.16" (PDF). Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. Retrieved 13 September 2016.