New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announces cabinet reshuffle
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled his new cabinet, with several Abbott government ministers getting sacked or stepping side.
Former Treasurer Joe Hockey, replaced by Scott Morrison, caused the biggest surprise by announcing his resignation from politics.
Mr Turnbull’s biggest surprise was installing Marise Payne as Defence Minister.
Her predecessor, Kevin Andrews didn’t take the demotion too well, pre-empting Mr Turnbull’s announcement on Sunday afternoon and bemoaning the lack of consistency in the defence position.
The Prime Minister’s cabinet features five women, up from two.
Staunch Abbott supporter Peter Dutton kept his job as Immigration Minister, but Eric Abetz, Bruce Billson, Ian Mcfarlane and Michael Ronaldson were not so lucky.
Listen: Neil Mitchell appraised Joe Hockey’s job as Treasurer on Friday
Deputy Prime Minister and Infrastructure and Regional Development Minister – Warren Truss
Cabinet Secretary – Arthur Sinodinis
Indigenous Affairs Minister – Nigel Scullion
Foreign Minister – Julie Bishop
Trade and Investment Minister – Andrew Robb
Attorney General – George Brandis
Treasurer – Scott Morrison
Assistant Treasurer and Small Business Minister – Kelly O’Dwyer
Finance Minister – Mathias Cormann
Agriculture and Water Minister – Barnaby Joyce
Industry, Innovation and Science Minister – Christopher Pyne
Resources, Energy and Northern Australia Minister – Josh Frydenberg
Immigration and Border Protection Minister – Peter Dutton
Environment Minister – Greg Hunt
Health and Sport Minister – Sussan Ley
Defence Minister – Marise Payne
Communications and Arts Minister – Mitch Fifield
Employment Minister and Minister for Women – Michaelia Cash
Social Services Minister – Christian Porter
Education and Training Minister – Simon Birmingham
Joe Hockey has announced he will be resigning from Parliament. pic.twitter.com/Utb5pNRhtl
? 3AW Melbourne (@3AW693) September 20, 2015