Australia’s New Government

Photo: Veni Markovski

Photo: Veni Markovski

Malcolm Turnbull, Australia’s new Prime Minister, announced his first Ministry on Sunday 20 September 2015.  They will be sworn in on Monday.

There are many significant  changes, including:

  • An increase in the number of women in Cabinet from two to five (Michaelia Cash, Kelly O’Dwyer, Marise Payne will join Julie Bishop and Sussan Ley);
  • Joe Hockey, Bruce Billson, Eric Abetz, Ian Macfarlane, Kevin Andrews and Michael Ronaldson are all leaving the Ministry, some apparently volunteering to go
  • Former Treasurer Joe Hockey has advised he intends to leave parliament, which will create a by-election
  • Indigenous West Australian Ken Wyatt is Assistant Minister for Health
  • Arthur Sinodinos is not a Minister, but is Cabinet Secretary, a position previously abolished but now resuscitated
  • Scott Ryan will be the Assistant Cabinet Secretary

You can download the full list here:

Analysis worth reading, sort of, so far:



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Posted on September 20, 2015, in Australian Government, Change, Commonwealth Government, Culture change, Democracy, Federal Government, Leadership, Politics, Prime Minister, Women and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thanks Mike

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Mike

    Listened to Malcolm’s speech

    Are we sure he does not bat for Labor??

    Paul O’Connor NORAC

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