1 June 2021
The Hon. Don Harwin MLC was appointed New South Wales (NSW) Special Minister of State, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Public Service and Employee Relations and Minister for the Arts in April 2019.
Minister Harwin previously served as Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, and Minister for the Arts in the previous term of Government.
Since his election to NSW Parliament in 1999, Minister Harwin served as President of the New South Wales Legislative Council and on numerous committees.
He also served on the executive of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association before his appointment as a Minister in the Berejiklian Government.
Minister Harwin has a strong passion for arts, screen and culture, and has overseen unprecedented investment in cultural infrastructure both in metropolitan areas and in regional communities in NSW.
Mr Harwin has a strong interest in issues relating to the LGBTIQ communities as well as psephology and political history. He has authored chapters in several books about politics in the state of New South Wales.
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