Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri has been given additional responsibilities for equality, civil liberties and minority rights in the new list of ministerial responsibilities published by the government on Wednesday.

Those areas previously fell within the remit of the Justice Ministry, along with 'good governance' which does not feature in the new list. Air Malta is also missing from the list, but sources confirmed that responsibility for this had been retained by Finance Minister Clyde Caruana.

Consumer rights have been moved from the tourism portfolio to the new Ministry for Inclusion.

Culture Minister Owen Bonnici has been made responsible for public broadcasting, while Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri will continue to be responsible for the regulation of bird hunting, despite calls by conservationists for the responsibility to be assigned elsewhere.

Public broadcasting in the last legislature fell within the office of the prime minister and was handled by minister Carmelo Abela, who has not been given a cabinet post this time.

Abela’s new cabinet, announced last week,  has one more minister than his previous one.

It is expected to have a further two more parliamentary secretaries added to it once casual elections and a gender quota mechanism for the election of women are completed in the coming days.  

Robert Abela's full cabinet so far.Robert Abela's full cabinet so far.

What are the ministers responsible for? 

Prime Minister - Robert Abela

Cabinet Office 

Internal Audit and Investigations 

Public Administration

Institute for the Public Service 

Information 

Government Printing Press 

Electoral Commission 

Public Service Commission 

Privatisation Unit

Social Dialogue 

Industrial and Employment Relations 

Andy Ellul.Andy Ellul.

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Dialogue Andy Ellul will serve within the OPM. 


Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Ministry for Health - Chris Fearne

Chris Fearne.Chris Fearne.

Health Services

Regulation and Standards

Occupational Health and Safety


Ministry for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government - Owen Bonnici

Owen Bonnici.Owen Bonnici.

Cultural Heritage 

Restoration 

The Arts 

Theatres 

The Maltese Language 

The National Archives 

The National Library 

Public broadcasting

Local government

Parliamentary Secretary for local government Alison Zerafa Civelli will serve within this ministry. 

 

Alison Zerafa Civelli.Alison Zerafa Civelli.
 


Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade - Ian Borg

Ian Borg.Ian Borg.

Relations with Foreign and Commonwealth Countries

Relations with the European Union

EU Internal Coordination

Relations with International Organisations and Institutions

Commercial Diplomacy

Maltese Communities Abroad

International Trade and Cooperation

Trade Promotion


Ministry for Social Policy and Children’s Rights - Michael Falzon

Michael Falzon.Michael Falzon.

Social Policy

Family Policy

Child Policy

Social Security

Pensions

Solidarity Services


Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights - Anton Refalo

Anton Refalo.Anton Refalo.

Rural Development

Agriculture

Horticulture

Plant Protection

Fisheries

Aquaculture

Food 

Animal Welfare

Veterinary Services


Ministry for Social and Affordable Accommodation - Roderick Galdes

Roderick Galdes.Roderick Galdes.

Social Housing

Affordable Housing

Rent

Housing Management and Embellishment


Ministry for the Economy, European Funds and Lands - Silvio Schembri

Silvio Schembri.Silvio Schembri.

Industry 

Industrial Parks and Hubs

Freeport

Government Investments

Small Businesses

Business Registry

Digital Economy 

Artificial Intelligence 

Communications 

Lands & Lands Registry 

Joint Office 

Cooperatives

European Funds

Chris Bonett.Chris Bonett.

Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds Chris Bonett will serve within this ministry. 


Ministry for Inclusion, Voluntary Organisations and Consumer Rights - Julia Farrugia Portelli

Julia Farrugia Portelli.Julia Farrugia Portelli.

Inclusion 

Persons with Disability 

Care for Persons with Disability 

Non-Governmental and Voluntary Organisations

Consumer Rights


Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects - Aaron Farrugia

Aaron Farrugia.Aaron Farrugia.

Ports 

Maritime Affairs

Coordination of Major Government Projects

Aviation 

Internal Transport

Roads


Ministry for Gozo - Clint Camilleri

Clint Camillleri.Clint Camillleri.

Gozo Affairs (excluding health and education)

Wild Birds Regulation


Ministry for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality - Byron Camilleri

Byron Camilleri.Byron Camilleri.

Defence 

Armed Forces

Police 

Immigration 

Aviation

Security 

Correctional Services 

Probation and Parole 

Civil Protection

Critical Infrastructure

Equality, Civil Liberties, Minority Rights

Reforms

National Identity

Public Registry

Civil Registry

ID Cards

Passports

Monitoring of the Promotion of the Residence and Visa Programme

Citizenship

Expatriate Affairs

Central Visa Unit

Communities


Ministry for Tourism - Clayton Bartolo

Clayton Bartolo.Clayton Bartolo.

Tourism 

Tourism Studies

Film Industry

Public Cleansing and Maintenance


Ministry for the Environment, Energy and Enterprise - Miriam Dalli

Miriam Dalli.Miriam Dalli.

Climate Change Policy

Environmental and Resources Policy

Waste Management Strategy

Environmental Projects 

Marine Protected Areas

Natura 2000

Nature Parks

Urban Embellishment 

Urban Landscaping 

Afforestation 

Development of Alternative Energy Sources

Energy Policy 

Water Policy 

Energy and Water Services

Enterprises

Schemes and Support 

Sustainable Development

Parks, Countryside and Valley Management


Ministry for Finance and Employment - Clyde Caruana

Clyde Caruana.Clyde Caruana.

Economic Policy

Fiscal Policy 

Budget Office

The Treasury

Inland Revenue

Indirect Taxation

Customs and Excise

Contracts

Statistics

Relations with Central Bank of Malta

Financial Services

Employment and Training

Oil Exploration


Ministry for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation - Clifton Grima

Clifton Grima.Clifton Grima.

Childcare and Early Education

Compulsory Education

Higher Education (including MCAST)

Life-long Learning 

Examinations 

Sport and Sport Complexes

Youth 

Research and Innovation 

Science and Technology

Keith Azzopardi Tanti.Keith Azzopardi Tanti.

Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Research and Innovation Keith Azzopardi Tanti will serve within this ministry.  


Ministry for Public Works and Planning - Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi

Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi.Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi.

Public Works 

Manufacturing and Services 

Development 

Planning 

Construction


Ministry for Justice - Jonathan Attard

Jonathan Attard.Jonathan Attard.

Courts of Justice 

Attorney General’s Office 

State Advocate’s Office 

Notary to Government 

Data Protection 

Freedom of Information


Ministry for Active Ageing - Jo-Etienne Abela

Jo-Etienne Abela.Jo-Etienne Abela.

Elderly Community

Care Homes for the Elderly

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