DOI/ Clodagh O'Neill

The briefs of Malta’s new Cabinet were unveiled this week, dictating which specific areas will fall under which Ministry’s control.

They are largely in line with those of previous Cabinets, although there have been a number of minor changes, including notably that consumer rights have been passed from the Tourism Ministry to the new Ministry for Inclusion.

While information on the briefs of each Ministry has been published, the list does not lay out the various agencies that each Ministry will have under its remit.

The full list as it stands is as follows:

Prime Minister Robert Abela

Robert Abela Facebook
Robert Abela/ Facebook

Cabinet Office
Internal Audit and Investigations
Public Administration
Institute for the Public Service
Government Printing Press
Electoral Commission
Public Service Commission
Privatisation Unit
Social Dialogue
Industrial and Employment Relations

Parliamentary Secretary for Social Dialogue Andy Ellul has been assigned to serve within the Office of the Prime Minister.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health: Chris Fearne

Chris Fearne presser

Health Services Regulation and Standards
Health Services
Occupational Health and Safety

Minister for the National Heritage, the Arts and Local Government: Owen Bonnici

Cultural Heritage
The Arts
The Maltese Language
The National Archives
The National Library
Public Broadcasting

Parliamentary Secretariat for Local Government Alison Zerafa Civelli will join this Mininstry.

Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade: Ian Borg

Ian Borg/ Facebook
Ian Borg/ Facebook

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

Minister for Social Policy and Children’s Rights: Michael Falzon

Michael Falzon Facebook
Michael Falzon/ Facebook

Social Policy
Family Policy
Child Policy
Social Security
Solidarity Services

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights: Anton Refalo

Anton Refalo Facebook
Anton Refalo/ Facebook

Rural Development
Plant Protection
Animal Welfare
Veterinary Services

Minister for Social and Affordable Accommodation: Roderick Galdes

Roderick Galdes/ Facebook

Social Housing
Affordable Housing
Housing Projects Management and Embellishment

Minister for the Economy, European Funds and Lands: Silvio Schembri

Silvio Schembri

Industrial Parks and Hubs
Government Investments
Small Businesses
Business Registry
Digital Economy
Artificial Intelligence
Joint Office
Lands Registry
European Funds

Parliamentary Secretary for European Funds Chris Bonett has been assigned to this Ministry.

Minister for Inclusion, Voluntary Organisations and Consumer Rights: Julia Farrugia Portelli

Persons with Disability
Care for Persons with Disability
Non-Governmental and Voluntary Organisations
Consumer Rights

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects: Aaron Farrugia

Aaron Farrugia: Facebook
Aaron Farrugia/ LinkedIn

Maritime Affairs
Coordination of Major Government Projects
Internal Transport

Minister for Gozo: Clint Camilleri

Clint Camilleri Facebook
Clint Camilleri/ Facebook

Gozo Affairs (excluding Health services and Education)
Wild Birds Regulation

Minister for Home Affairs, Security, Reforms and Equality: Byron Camilleri

Byron Camilleri/ Facebook

Armed Forces
Aviation Security
Correctional Services
Probation and Parole
Civil Protection
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Civil Liberties
Minority Rights
National Identity Management
Public Registry
Civil Registry
ID Cards
Monitoring of the Promotion of the Residence and Visa Programme
Expatriate Affairs
Central Visa Unit

Minister for Tourism: Clayton Bartolo

Clayton Bartolo

Tourism Studies
Film Industry
Public Cleansing and Maintenance

Minister for Environment, Energy and Enterprise: Miriam Dalli

Miriam Dalli by Bernard Polidano featured on BN magazine
Miriam Dalli/ Image by Bernard Polidano

Climate Change Policy
Environmental and Resources Policy
Waste Management Strategy
Environmental Projects
Marine Protected Areas
Natura 2000
Nature Parks
Urban Embellishment
Urban Landscaping
Development of Alternative Energy Sources
Energy Policy
Water Policy
Energy and Water Services
Enterprises Schemes and Support
Sustainable Development
Parks, Countryside and Valley Management

Minister for Finance and Employment: Clyde Caruana

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Economic Policy
Fiscal Policy
Budget Office
The Treasury
Inland Revenue
Indirect Taxation
Customs and Excise
Relations with Central Bank of Malta
Financial Services
Employment and Training
Oil Exploration

Minister for Education, Sport, Youth, Research and Innovation: Clifton Grima

Clifton Grima Facebook
Clifton Grima/ Facebook

Childcare and Early Education
Compulsory Education
Higher Education (including MCAST)
Life-long Learning
Sport and Sport Complexes
Research and Innovation
Science and Technology

Parliamentary Secretary for Youth, Research and Innovation Keith Azzopardi Tanti is assigned to this Ministry.

Minister for Public Works and Planning: Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi

Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi/ Facebook
Stefan Zrinzo Azzopardi/ Facebook

Public Works
Manufacturing and Services
Development Planning

Minister for Justice: Jonathan Attard

Jonathan Attard
Jonathan Attard/ Facebook

Courts of Justice
Attorney General’s Office
State Advocate’s Office
Notary to Government
Data Protection
Freedom of Information

Minister for Active Ageing: Jo Etienne Abela

Jo Etienne Abela/ Facebook

Community Care
Homes for the Elderly

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