On 21 December 2014, Prime Minister Abbott reshuffled his Ministry.
Here is a link to a PDF file with the new portfolios and Ministers, and with changes annotated http://bit.ly/1sVhrDL.
Here is a link to the previous Ministry http://bit.ly/1v8fzSe.
Here is a link to the Prime Minister’s announcement www.pm.gov.au/media/2014-12-21/changes-ministry-0.
The big losers were Arthur Sinodinos, Brett Mason and David Johnston – all of whom left the Ministry.
New faces are Christian Porter, Kelly O’Dwyer and Karen Andrews.
While some of the other moves are of great interest and significance for both individual portfolios and overall Government strategy, the biggest winner is clearly the new Minister for Health, The Hon Sussan Ley MP, who is promoted into Cabinet, the second woman member of the current Cabinet.
Here’s some media commentary on the reshuffle, much of which is shallow, off the point, and/or pandering: