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Labor names Ministers for key technology portfolios

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has named his first Cabinet, with a couple of surprise announcements. To nobody’s surprise, Deputy Leader Richard Marles MP has selected the Defence portfolio for his front-bench job; and Defence Industry is no longer an inner cabinet role. The new Ministers are:

  • Minister for Defence – The Hon. Richard Marles MP
  • Minister for Defence Industry and Minister for International development and the Pacific – The Hon. Pat Conroy MP (Outer Cabinet)
  • Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel – The Hon. Matt Keough MP (Outer Cabinet)
  • Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Cyber Security – The Hon. Clare O’Neill MP
  • Minister for Industry and Science – The Hon. Ed Husic MP
  • Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government – The Hon. Catherine King MP
  • Minister for Skills and Training – The Hon. Brendan O’Connor MP
  • Minister for Education – The Hon. Jason Clare MP
  • Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Minister for Emergency Management – Senator Murray Watt
  • Assistant Minister for Defence, Assistant Minister for Veteran’s Affairs – The Hon. Matt Thistlethwaite MP (Outer Cabinet)
  • Assistant Minister for Manufacturing, Assistant Minister for Trade – Senator Tim Ayres (Outer Cabinet)
  • Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Transport – Senator Jenny McAllister (Outer Cabinet)
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