Greg Hunt will become the new Health minister and Arthur Sinodinos takes over Industry, Innovation and Science, in ministerial changes announced today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Turnbull has reduced the Cabinet in size from 23 members to 22. Senator Sinodinos’ previous role as Cabinet Secretary has reverted to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Ken Wyatt, the Liberal member for Hasluck since 2010, becomes Australia’s first indigenous minister at the federal level, taking over Aged Care and Indigenous Health.
Michael Sukkar, the Liberal member for Deakin since 2013, becomes a parliamentary secretary and takes on the role of Assistant Minister to the Treasurer.
The changes were caused by the resignation last week of Sussan Ley.
The full ministry is listed below.
- Listen to Turnbull’s press conference announcement (17m – transcript below)
- Watch a portion of Turnbull’s press conference (4m)
- Listen to the ALP’s Catherine King comment on the changes (3m)
- Statistical Analysis of the Revised Turnbull Ministry
Media statement from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Today I am announcing changes to the Ministry that I will be recommending to His Excellency the Governor General.
I am pleased to announce that Greg Hunt will become the Minister for Health and Minister for Sport.