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Turnbull’s first ministry changes: full list

Below is the official list of the new ministry. Announcing his new ministry, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also slipped in some machinery of government changes.

For senior public servants, one the most important figures in this new government will be Senator Arthur Sinodinos, who picks up the title of Cabinet Secretary and also moves the role into Cabinet itself.

Notable new ministries include the Minister for Cities and the Built Environment, which will be run by Jamie Briggs within Greg Hunt’s Environment portfolio.

As previously announced, water has moved from Environment to Agriculture.

The Arts portfolio also moved, back into the Communications portfolio.

Innovation has been explicitly placed in a portfolio title, in Industry, Innovation and Science, and gains an Assistant Minister for Innovation in the young Wyatt Roy.

Turnbull’s first ministry also changed the titles for parliamentary secretaries and assistant ministers. Parliamentary secretaries have been renamed assistant ministers. Previously assistant ministries are now full ministries in title, albeit still sitting under another ministry portfolio.

Six key figures of the Abbott government have been dumped entirely from the ministry: Joe Hockey, Eric Abetz, Kevin Andrews, Bruce Bilson, Ian Macfarlane, Michael Ronaldson.

TITLE MINISTER
Prime Minister The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP
Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion
Minister for Women Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Cabinet Secretary Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Digital Government Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield MP
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism The Hon Michael Keenan MP
Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister The Hon Alan Tudge MP
Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister Senator James McGrath
Assistant Minister for Productivity Dr Peter Hendy MP
Assistant Cabinet Secretary Senator the Hon Scott Ryan
Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development The Hon Warren Truss MP (Deputy Prime Minister)
Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects The Hon Paul Fletcher MP
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister The Hon Michael McCormack MP
Minister for Foreign Affairs The Hon Julie Bishop MP
Minister for Trade and Investment The Hon Andrew Robb AO MP
Minister for International Development and the Pacific The Hon Steven Ciobo MP
Minister for Tourism and International Education Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck
Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck
Attorney-General Senator the Hon George Brandis QC (Leader of the Government in the Senate)
Minister for Justice The Hon Michael Keenan MP
Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Treasurer The Hon Scott Morrison MP
Minister for Small Business The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP
Assistant Treasurer The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP
Assistant Minister to the Treasurer Mr Alex Hawke MP
Minister for Finance Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann (Deputy Leader of Government in the Senate)
Special Minister of State The Hon Mal Brough MP
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Senator Anne Ruston
Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science The Hon Christopher Pyne MP (Leader of the House)
Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Assistant Minister for Science The Hon Karen Andrews MP
Assistant Minister for Innovation Mr Wyatt Roy MP
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection The Hon Peter Dutton MP
Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Minister for the Environment The Hon Greg Hunt MP
Minister for Cities and the Built Environment The Hon Jamie Briggs MP
Minister for Health The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Minister for Sport The Hon Sussan Ley MP
Minister for Rural Health Senator the Hon Fiona Nash
Assistant Minister for Health Mr Ken Wyatt AM MP
Minister for Defence Senator the Hon Marise Payne
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Minister for Defence Materiel and Science The Hon Mal Brough MP
Assistant Minister for Defence The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Communications Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield (Manager of Government Business in the Senate)
Minister for the Arts Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield
Minister for Employment Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash
Minister for Social Services The Hon Christian Porter MP
Minister for Human Services The Hon Stuart Robert MP
Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells
Minister for Education and Training Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham (Deputy Leader of the House)
Minister for Vocational Education and Skills The Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP
Minister for Tourism and International Education Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett is editor at The Mandarin based in Canberra. He's held communications roles in the New South Wales public sector and Defence, and been a staff reporter for newspapers in Sydney and Washington DC.