Daniel Andrews has been officially sworn in as the 48th Premier of Victoria during a ceremony at Government House.
Mr Andrews, who led Labor to victory at Satuday's state election with a swing to party of 2.6 per cent, also unveiled his first cabinet. One noticeable highlight was the nine women sworn in as ministers, with many given prominent portfolios including health, public transport, employment and the new prevention of family violence role.
Mr Andrews said his team would “make Victoria stronger, fairer and better”.
“We’ve matched experience with fresh ideas and we’re hitting the ground running."
He said the new government would begin work on a raft of election promises including ending the paramedics pay dispute, removing level crossings and funding TAFE.
The new Labor cabinet looks like this:
Daniel Andrews: Premier
James Merlino: Deputy Premier / Education
Gavin Jennings: Special Minister of State / Leader of Government in the Legislative Council
Jaala Pulford: Agriculture and Regional Development / Deputy Leader of Government in Legislative Council
Tim Pallas: Treasurer
Jacinta Allan: Public Transport / Employment
Lily D'Ambrosio: Industry / Energy and Resources
Luke Donnellan: Roads and Road Safety / Ports
John Eren: Sport / Tourism and Major Events / Veterans
Martin Foley: Housing / Disability and Ageing / Mental Health / Equality / Creative Industries
Jane Garrett: Emergency Services / Consumer Affairs / Gaming and Liquor Regulation
Jill Hennessy: Health / Ambulance Services
Steven Herbert: Training and Skills
Natalie Hutchins: Local Government / Aboriginal Affairs / Industrial Relations
Jenny Mikakos: Familes and Children / Youth Affairs
Lisa Neville: Environment, Climate Change and Water
Wade Noonan: Police / Corrections
Martin Pakula: Attorney General / Racing
Fiona Richardson: Women / Prevention of Family Violence
Robin Scott: Finance / Multicultural Affairs
Adem Somyurek: Small Business, Innovation and Trade
Richard Wynne: Planning
Marlene Kairouz: Cabinet Secretary