Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his Ministry following his election as the new leader of the Liberal Party last Friday.
A summary of the major changes are as follows:
- Josh Frydenberg becomes Treasurer following his stint as Minister for Energy and the Environment;
- Marise Payne is elevated to the role of Foreign Minister, replacing Julie Bishop who has opted to move to the backbench;
- Kelly O’Dwyer takes on the portfolio of Jobs, Industrial Relations & Women;
- Karen Andrews has been elevated to Cabinet with the role of Minister for Industry, Science and Technology;
- Dan Tehan has been handed the Education portfolio, where his immediate priority will be to make peace with the Catholic schools’ sector over the recent funding disagreement;
- Sussan Ley returns to the ministry as the Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories;
- Scott Buchholz is promoted to the position of Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport;
- Stuart Robert’s two-year sabbatical on the backbench is finished with his appointment as the Assistant Treasurer;
- Michelle Landry assumes the mantle of Assistant Minister for Children and Families;
- Angus Taylor is promoted to Cabinet as the Minister for Energy, where his primary duty will be to lower power bills for Australian households.
Moved to the backbench:
- Malcolm Turnbull
- Julie Bishop
- Craig Laundy
- John McVeigh
- Michael Sukkar
- James McGrath
- Keith Pitt
- Jane Prentice
- David Gillespie
- Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
A link to the full Ministry can be found here.