Colour head shot of Don Farrell, current Special Minister of State.

Senator the Hon Don Farrell

Special Minister of State

Ministerial responsibilities

The Special Minister of State has particular responsibility for the following:

  • Parliamentary Business Resources Act 2017 expenses framework.
  • Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MOP(S) Act) employment framework.
  • Electoral policy.
  • Electoral matters (supported by the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)).
  • Parliamentary Workplace Support Service Bill 2023