PM unveils little change
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has reshuffled his Cabinet.
While many senior positions remain unchanged, Melissa Price has been dumped as environment minister and will be replaced by Sussan Ley.
Mr Morrison said Ms Price has “asked for a new challenge”, and has been given defence industry minister.
The cabinet features a record seven women, including the first ever female agriculture minister, Bridget McKenzie.
Energy minister Angus Taylor now has responsibility for emissions reduction as well, telling reporters in Canberra he will be in charge of ensuring Australia is “meeting the 2030 emissions targets”.
Barnaby Joyce has lost his role as special drought envoy. Responsibility for drought has been transferred to the water resources minister, David Littleproud, who has also added rural finance, natural disaster and emergency management to his portfolio.
The full cabinet is as follows:
Prime Minister - Scott Morrison
Indigenous Affairs - Ken Wyatt
Deputy Prime Minister, Infrastructure and Transport and Regional Development - Michael McCormack
Minister for Agriculture - Bridget McKenzie
Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, National Disaster and Emergency Management - David Littleproud
Treasurer - Josh Frydenberg
Finance and Leader of the Government in the Senate - Mathias Cormann
Minister for Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure - Alan Tudge
Minister for Defence - Linda Reynolds
Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women - Marise Payne
Trade, Tourism and Investment - Simon Birmingham
Attorney-General, Leader of the House, Minister for Industrial Relations - Christian Porter
Home Affairs - Peter Dutton MP
Communications, Cyber Safety and Arts - Paul Fletcher
Education - Dan Tehan
Health - Greg Hunt
Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business - Michaelia Cash
Resources and Northern Australia - Matthew Canavan
Industry, Science and Technology - Karen Andrews
Environment - Sussan Ley
Energy - Angus Taylor
Families and Social Services - Anne Rushton
Minister for NDIS and Minister for Government Services - Stuart Robert