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Howard Reshuffle: Ellison Promoted, New Minister From WA

Senator Chris Ellison has been promoted to Cabinet to replace Senator Ian Campbell as Minister for Human Services.

Senator David Johnston, Minister for Justice and CustomsAnnouncing the ministerial changes today, the Prime Minister, John Howard, also brought Western Australian Senator David Johnston (pictured) into the Ministry to take Senator Ellison’s previous portfolio of Justice and Customs.

The ministerial arrangements preserve the balance of representation between the House and Senate and between the States.

The changes follow the weekend resignation of Senator Ian Campbell, following revelation of a 20-minute meeting he had last year with Brian Burke. [Read more…]