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Changes to Scott Morrison’s cabinet



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By Loren Webb

Prime Minister Scott’s Morrison’s new cabinet and broader ministry was sworn in on Wednesday at Government House in Canberra.

Here are the key changes in the Morrison government:

– Bridget McKenzie is Australia’s first female Agriculture Minister
– Sussan Ley moves back into cabinet as environment minister, replacing Melissa Price
– Ken Wyatt moves into cabinet as first indigenous Minister for Indigenous Australians, replacing retiring senator Nigel Scullion
– Alan Tudge moves into cabinet, retaining previous role as Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure
– Stuart Robert moves into cabinet as Minister for NDIS and Government Services
– Senator Anne Ruston moves into cabinet to be Minister for Families and Social Services, replacing Paul Fletcher
– David Littleproud shifts to a new role as Minister for Water Resources, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster & Emergency Management
– Angus Taylor adds Emissions Reduction to his Energy portfolio
– Greg Hunt retains the Health portfolio and adds Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service & Cabinet
– Paul Fletcher moves to the new portfolio of Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts, replacing Mitch Fifield who will be UN ambassador
– Christian Porter adds Industrial Relations to his role as Attorney-General and serves as Leader of the House, replacing the retired Christopher Pyne
– Michaelia Cash serves in a new role as Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business
– Linda Reynolds becomes Minister for Defence, replacing Christopher Pyne

By: Paul Osborne Source: AAP