Deputy Premier and Minister for Education, the Hon. James Merlino MP
Deputy Premier Merlino is the Member for Monbulk and was elected to Parliament in 2002. He was the Minister for Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs from December 2006-December 2010, Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs from August 2007-December 2010 and Minister for Police and Minister for Corrections from October-December 2010.
Minister for Training and Skills, the Hon. Steve Herbert MP
Minister Herbert was elected to the Victorian Parliament as the Member for Eltham in 2002. At this election, he was elected as a member of the Legislative Council for North Eastern Victoria. Minister Herbert was Parliamentary Secretary for Environment from December 2006-August 2007 and Parliamentary Secretary for Education from August 2007-December 2010. He also served as chief of staff to the Minister for Education from 1999-2002.
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. 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-August 2007 and Parliamentary Secretary for Planning from August 2007-December 2010.