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Turnbull’s New Ministry Announced – Hockey To Resign From Parliament

Mr Turnbull said he was announcing a 21st century government and one for the future.
The Treasury portfolio went to Scott Morrison as predicted. Christopher Pyne didn’t receive the defence portfolio, he got Minister for industry, innovation and science.

Maris Payne received the position of minister of defence and will be part of the national security of defence. She will be the first women to be a defence minister.

Senator Michaelia Cash will join the cabinet also as Minister for Employment, Minister for Women, and Minister assisting the PM for the Public Service.

Kylie O’Dwey has been given assistant treasurer and small business.

For his loyalty Sinodinus received the post of Cabinet Secretary – a post to be reintroduced into Cabinet.

Senator Simon Birmingham will be appointed the Minister for Education and training.

Christian Porter will be appoint Minister for Social Services.

Senator Mitch Fifield was given the position of Minister of Communication

Brandis will remain Attorney General and will now be the leader of government in the senate.

Josh Frydenberg will be elevated to Cabinet as Minister for Resources, Energy, and Northern Australia

Senator Mathias Cormann remains the Minister for Finance, and has been appointed Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate.

Jamie Brigs will be the Minister for cities and the built environment, to work with Greg Hunt, the Environment Minister, to develop a new Australian Government agenda for our cities in cooperation with States, local Governments and urban communities.

Responsibility for child-care will move from the Department of Social Services to the Department of Education to give the Education Minister overall carriage of childhood education and development through to higher education and vocational training.

Immigration will remain with Peter Dutton.

Joe Hockey is to resign from the parliament in due course and will not be in the cabinet. Eric Abetz has also missed out on a cabinet position.

Parliamentary Secretaries will become Assistant Ministers.

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