From The Guardian, here it is:
Scott Morrison – prime minister
Josh Frydenberg – treasurer
Marise Payne – foreign affairs
David Coleman – immigration, citizenship and multicultural affairs
Peter Dutton – home affairs
Melissa Price – environment
Dan Tehan – Education
Michael McCormack – deputy prime minister, infrastructure, transport, regional development
Nigel Scullion – Indigenous affairs
Michael Keenan – human services, digital transformation
Bridget McKenzie – regional services, sport, local government, decentralisation
Christopher Pyne – defence
Steve Ciobo – defence industry
Darren Chester – veterans’ affairs, defence personnel, minister assisting the prime minister for the centenary of Anzac
Simon Birmingham – trade, tourism, investment
Christian Porter – attorney general
Alex Hawke – special minister of state
Mitch Fifield – communications; arts
Mathias Cormann – finance, public service, leader of the government in the Senate
Greg Hunt – health
Matt Canavan – resources and northern Australia
David Littleproud – agriculture; water
Kelly O’Dwyer – jobs, industrial relations and women
Michaelia Cash – small and family business, skills and vocational education
Karen Andrews – industry, science and technology
Paul Fletcher – families and social services
Angus Taylor – energy
Ken Wyatt – senior Australians and aged care; Indigenous health
Alan Tudge – cities, urban infrastructure and population
No place for Abbott, but the ABC said he may get a gig as a ‘special envoy’.
My reaction is quite positive, given the bunch he had to choose from. In several cases he seems to have split responsibilities so that diverse views will be presented. We can hope that some good comes from Peter Dutton losing immigration to David Coleman, who has immigration, citizenship and multicultural affairs.
Population has also been included in Alan Tudge’s portfolio of cities, urban infrastructure and population.
Angus Taylor has energy, while Melissa Price has environment.
In Liberal Party shootout brings changing of the guard I pointed out that Taylor claimed he was not a climate sceptic and had been concerned about rising CO2 levels for 25 years. Nevertheless:
Taylor has referred to anthropogenic climate change as “the new climate religion” telling Parliament that “religious belief is based on faith not facts. The new climate religion, recruiting disciples every day, has little basis on fact and everything to do with blind faith.”
According to WAToday, Melissa Price:
was a lawyer before entering parliament, working as general counsel for CBH Group and Crosslands Resources Ltd.
She has served on parliamentary committees for Agriculture and Industry, Indigenous Affairs, Infrastructure and Communications, and Northern Australia.
As assistant environment minister, Ms Price has been responsible for climate adaptation and resilience, biodiversity, chemicals, waste, air quality and ozone policy, and was the director of Australia’s national parks.
Sounds a good start. I would think that GHG reduction targets would be her bailiwick.
We know that in April Scott Morrison blasted coal rebels, saying new coal power was twice as expensive.
He must have had a briefing.
My impression is that ScoMo has a robust personality and is capable to tell a minister to bugger off if they come up with something really stupid.
Given a little time to settle and in the absence of more revolting behaviour, the ‘new generation’ team may be competitive in the polls.