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Mark Coure Announced as Minister for Multiculturalism and Seniors

Member for Oatley, Mark Coure, has today been announced by Premier, Dominic Perrottet, as Minister for Multiculturalism and Minister for Seniors, with a formal swearing in ceremony to take place on Tuesday, 21 December.

Mr Coure is looking forward to the new role and the opportunity to represent the diverse range of multicultural and seniors groups across the State.

“NSW is home to a diverse range of multicultural communities and seniors groups that each have their own individual characteristics and needs. I look forward to working hard to support each and every one of them,” Mr Coure said.

“Whilst our multicultural communities and seniors groups are each unique in their own way, they come together on the shared values and sense of unity that bonds our State together.”

“As we continue to emerge from the pandemic and rebuild as a holistic community, supporting all multicultural groups will be critical to ensure that everyone has access to the resources and opportunities that they need to succeed.”

“I will continue to be a strong advocate and representative for the people of the St George area, whilst also working hard to support the needs of everyone across the State.”

A total of nine first-time Ministers have also been welcomed to NSW Cabinet and this includes:

  • Member for Miranda, Eleni Petinos, as Minister for Small Business and Fair Trading
  • Member for Manly, James Griffin, as Minister for Environment and Heritage
  • Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, as Minister for Local Government
  • Natasha Maclaren-Jones MLC as Minister for Families, Communities and Disability Services
  • Member for Cootamundra, Steph Cooke, as Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience
  • Member for Dubbo, Dugald Saunders, as Minister for Agriculture and Western NSW
  • Ben Franklin MLC as Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Arts and Regional Youth
  • Sam Farraway MLC as Minister for Regional Transport and Roads

“I look forward to being a part of a strong Cabinet that draws upon a range of new talent and experienced individuals to help prepare our State for the challenges we face both now and into the future.”

Mr Coure also took the opportunity to thank outgoing Ministers, Shelley Hancock, Don Harwin and Melinda Pavey.

“These outstanding individuals have worked tirelessly over the past few years to support the people of our State and they will continue to be leaders within the Government.”

“I want to thank each of them for their role in supporting the people of NSW throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Without their leadership, our State would not be in the strong position that it is in today.