Hon. Julia Farrugia Portelli serves as Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection. Previously she occupied the role of Parliamentary Secretary responsible for Reforms, Citizenship, and Simplification of Administrative Processes within the Office of the Prime Minister. She was responsible for major reforms including Human Trafficking, Constitutional Reform, Equal Representation in Parliament and the VOTE16 reform. The VOTE16 reform remains one to remember as Malta was among the first 10 countries in the world to extend voting rights to 16-year-olds.