Cabinet reshuffle means new Local Government Minister

In the shadow of Christmas. Australia had a reshuffle of its Federal Government ministries. The big news was with the senior positions, such as the replacement of George Brandis as Attorney-General by Western Australian Christian Porter, but the process also saw a new Minister for Local Government. He is Queenslander John McVeigh, member for Groom, […]

Prime Minister cuts portfolio names and functions down to size

By Julian Bajkowski Less cluttered, better focused, more energetic. That was message to public servants and the electorate in Prime Minister elect Tony Abbott’s First Ministry announcement where not everyone gets a prize, and some portfolio ministries just plain disappear through downsizing likely to be mirrored in public service agency roles. “What I’ve tried to […]

Tony Abbott Cabinet and Ministry: Full list

FIRST ABBOTT MINISTRY As announced 16th September 2013 CABINET Prime Minister The Hon Tony Abbott MP Deputy Prime Minister Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development (Leader of the Nationals) The Hon Warren Truss MP Minister for Foreign Affairs (Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party) The Hon Julie Bishop MP Minister for Employment Minister Assisting the […]

Kevin Rudd’s New Ministry: The full list

By Staff Writers Newly appointed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced his Cabinet line-up, Minstries and Parliamentary Secretaries. As a number of official government and departmental websites are still in the process of being updated, as a service to readers Government News has published the full ministry list supplied to us by the Prime Minister's […]


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