Prue becomes Deputy Premier 

NSW Premier Chris Minns and Deputy Premier Prue Car were sworn in at Government House Sydney on Tuesday.

Mr Minns becomes the 47th Premier of NSW. Ms Car will also take on the Education and Early Learning portfolio.

In order to hit the ground running and provide immediate leadership and direction, six additional senior Ministers have been sworn in swiftly following the election result.

The remainder of the new Ministry will be sworn in shortly.

NSW Premier Chris Minns said he was humbled that the people of NSW have put their trust in him and Labor, and that the work starts right away.

“NSW has voted for a fresh start for NSW, and to put people at the heart of government – to invest in the human capital that runs our essential services,” Mr Minns said. 

“There’s not a moment to lose in delivering on our plans, particularly for essential workers and essential services in health and education.

“We know there are challenges ahead and accept our responsibility to meet them.

“My message to people of this state is that we will govern for all of NSW. That’s what people expect and deserve.”

“The people of NSW have provided a mandate for change and a fresh start,” added Deputy Premier Prue Car. 

“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.

“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,” she said.

“I am truly humbled by the election result on Saturday night, with the residents of the Londonderry electorate re-electing me to be their voice in the NSW Parliament,” Ms Car said.

“I am passionate about delivering for Western Sydney, and will bring this passion to my new responsibilities as the Deputy Premier and Minister for Education and Early Learning in the new Minns Labor Government.  

“I’d like to thank the local community who have supported me over so many years. A particularly thank you goes out to those who have volunteered their time to support my campaign for re-election. I’m very proud to be your voice in the NSW Parliament.”