Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces cabinet reshuffle
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced a cabinet reshuffle creating two new portfolios and replacing several outgoing Ministers.
“New and reinvigorated portfolios designed to encourage enterprise.
“Well-earned promotions for talented individuals. A number of young and upcoming MPs bringing new skills and energy to the front bench.
“Most significantly we’ve created two major portfolios, designed to fulfill two critically important roles for any government. Job creation and national security.
“And we’ve entrusted those portfolios with two of our most capable and respected ministers.”
Peter Dutton will become the Minister for Home Affairs, a new role that combines both domestic and national security.
Michaelia Cash will become the Minister for Jobs and Innovation.
Liberal Christian Porter replaces George Brandis as Attorney-General, with Malcolm Turnbull confirming Brandis will be recommended as the new High Commissioner to the United Kingdom.
Barnaby Joyce returns to Cabinet as Deputy Prime Minister and will also take on the Infrastructure and Transport portfolios, with little known David Littleproud replacing him in Agriculture and Water Resources.
Arthur Sinodinos has stepped down as he continues to fight cancer but hopes to return later next year.
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