The Cabinet

Cabinet is made up of Northern Territory Government (NTG) ministers.

They are responsible for areas of government, known as portfolios.

Cabinet’s role is to discuss and decide major policy and financial decisions for the government.

Cabinet usually meets weekly in Darwin. Regular community meetings are also held in other parts of the NT.

Executives and officers from NTG agencies support Cabinet by providing advice to ministers.

Before making decisions, Cabinet consults appropriate agencies for advice.

Cabinet Secretary

The chief executive officer of the Department of the Chief Minister and Cabinet is the current Cabinet Secretary.

The Cabinet Secretary’s role is to:

  • advise the Chief Minister on the flow of Cabinet business
  • attend Cabinet meetings and recording its decisions
  • approve any changes to consultation or distribution requirements for Cabinet submissions.

Chief Minister

Hon Michael Patrick Francis Gunner MLA

Minister for Major Projects and Territory Economic Reconstruction
Minister for Strategic Defence Relations



Hon Nicole Susan Manison MLA

Deputy Chief Minister
Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Services
Minister for Mining and Industry
Minister for Northern Australia and Trade
Minister for Defence Industries 
Minister for Agribusiness and Aquaculture
Minister for International Education


Hon Natasha Kate Fyles MLA

Minister for Health
Minister for Tourism and Hospitality
Minister for National Resilience
Minister for Major Events
Minister for Racing, Gaming and Licensing
Minister for Alcohol Policy


Hon Eva Dina Lawler MLA

Minister for Renewables and Energy
Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics
Minister for Environment
Minister for Water Security
Minister for Climate Change
Minister for Essential Services


Hon Lauren Jane Moss MLA

Minister for Education
Minister for Children
Minister for Youth
Minister for Seniors
Minister for Women


Hon Selena Jane Malijarri Uibo MLA

Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
Minister for Treaty and Local Decision Making
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Minister for Parks and Rangers


Hon Paul Andrew Kirby MLA

Minister for Small Business
Minister for Jobs and Training
Minister for Recreational Fishing
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Public Employment
Minister for Corporate and Digital Development


Hon Kate Jane Worden MLA

Minister for Territory Families and Urban Housing
Minister for Disabilities
Minister for Sport
Minister for Multicultural Affairs


Hon Chanston (Chansey) James Paech MLA

Minister for Local Government
Minister for Central Australian Economic Reconstruction
Minister for Remote Housing and Town Camps
Minister for Indigenous Essential Services
Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage


Last updated: 16 September 2020

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