Ministers for the Department of Communications and the Arts

Senator the Hon

Mitch Fifield

Minister for Communications
Minister for the Arts
Manager of Government Business in the Senate

Senator the Hon

Fiona Nash

Minister for Regional Communications
Deputy Leader of the Nationals

Past Ministers

The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Minister for Communications

(September 2013 to September 2015)

The Hon Paul Fletcher MP

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications

(September 2013 to September 2015)

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