Victoria welcomes Ingrid Stitt as new Minister for Early Childhood following reshuffle

by Freya Lucas

September 30, 2020

Victoria has a new Minister for Early Childhood, following a reshuffle of ministerial positions in the wake of the departure of Jenny Mikakos, who resigned from the position of Minister for Health on Saturday. 


The State’s previous Minister for Education, James Merlino, will retain his position, with Ms Stitt’s appointment representing a return to a unique portfolio which has early childhood as a separate responsibility from the broader field of education. 


Ms Stitt will also be responsible for managing the role of Minister for Workplace Safety, while Mr Merlino will add the responsibility of Minister for Mental Health to his duties. 


As Minister for Early Childhood, Ms Stitt will be overseeing the rollout of three-year-old kinder across the state, with Premier Daniel Andrews saying “I know Ingrid Stitt will be an outstanding contributor to our Cabinet, bringing her dedication to delivering safer workplaces and overseeing those critical early years for our youngest Victorians.”


To learn more about Ms Stitt, please see here