Deputy Premier and Minister for Education,
the Hon. James Merlino MP
Deputy Premier Merlino is also the Minister for Emergency Services, and was elected to the Victorian Parliament as the Member for Monbulk in 2002. He has been the Minister for Education since December 2014.
Deputy Premier Merlino previously served as the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs from December 2006 to December 2010, Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs from August 2007 to December 2010 and Minister for Police and Minister for Corrections from October to December 2010.
Minister for Training and Skills,
the Hon. Gayle Tierney MP
Minister Tierney is also the Minister for Corrections and was elected to the Victorian Parliament as the Member for Western Victoria in 2006. She has been the Minister for Training and Skills since November 2016.
Minister Tierney previously served as the Cabinet Secretary and Deputy President of the Victorian Legislative Council. She was Deputy Chair of the Education and Training Parliamentary Committee from February 2010 to June 2013 and was Deputy Chair of the Rural and Regional Parliamentary Committee from March 2007 to November 2010.
Minister for Families and Children,
the Hon. Jenny Mikakos MP
Minister Mikakos is also the Minister for Youth Affairs, and was elected to the Victorian Parliament in 1999 as the Member for Jika Jika province. She has been the Minister for Families and Children since December 2014.
Following reforms to Legislative Council, she was elected as Member for Northern Metropolitan Region. Ms Mikakos was previously Parliamentary Secretary for Justice from December 2002 to August 2007 and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning from August 2007 to December 2010.