Prue Car will take on responsibility for Early Learning in NSW post election
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Prue Car will take on responsibility for Early Learning in NSW post election

by Freya Lucas

March 29, 2023
Image shows NSW Deputy Premier Prue Car speaking with two people on a street corner.

Prue Car will take on the responsibility of being the new Deputy Premier of New South Wales following the 25 March election, which saw the Labor party secure victory. Ms Car will also have the Education and Early Learning portfolio, Premier Chris Minns announced yesterday.


The newly formed Cabinet was sworn in at Government House Sydney yesterday, where Mr Minns was officially named as the 47th Premier of NSW. 


“I am humbled that the people of NSW have put their trust in us. And the work starts right away,” the Premier said.

“NSW has voted for a fresh start, and to put people at the heart of government – to invest in the human capital that runs our essential services. There’s not a moment to lose in delivering on our plans, particularly for essential workers and essential services in health and education.”


Six additional senior Ministers were sworn in during the ceremony in order to “hit the ground running”.


Daniel Mookhey will be the New South Wales Treasurer, and the Minister for the Gig Economy.


Penny Sharpe will be the Minister for the Environment, Minister for Heritage, and Vice-President of the Executive Council. John Graham is the new Special Minister of State, the Minister for Roads, the Minister for the Arts and the Minister for Night-time Economy and Music.


Ryan Park will serve as the Minister for Health and Regional Health, Minister for Mental Health and Minister for the Illawarra and South Coast, while Jo Haylen will be the Minister for Transport. 


Michael Daley will be the Attorney General, with the remainder of the new Ministry to be sworn in shortly. 

“The people of NSW have provided a mandate for change and a fresh start,” Ms Car said. 


“It is top of our agenda to invest in our education system for current and future generations and start negotiations on public sector wages as we fulfill our commitment to better remunerate our essential workers.” 

“This Government has committed to a significant program of investment in education and health, repairing essential services, helping with the cost of living, improving housing and rental supply and affordability, and boosting local manufacturing, jobs and skills. Energy security is also an immediate priority,” she added. 

For a comprehensive overview of how the incoming Government is likely to impact ECEC in NSW, please see here

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