Australian Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott announces first ministerial appointments
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Other placements include Malcolm Turnbull MP as Minister for Communications, and MP as Minister for Agriculture.MP as treasurer,
The announcement also sees some newly placed ministers making their cabinet debuts, including Senator as the and taking up the role of Minister for Immigration and Border Protection. In an interview with local paper the , Mr Morrison was quoted as being "proud to be the first member for cook to serve in the cabinet".
Mr Abbott remarked, "This is the team that builds on a strong and effective, united and cohesive opposition." Regarding the lack of women members in the cabinet, Mr Abbott said he was "disappointed" but did hint that there were "some very good and talented women knocking on the door of the cabinet and there are lots of good and talented women knocking on the door of the ministry."
Mr Abbott is set to be sworn into his role as Australia's 28th Prime Minister tomorrow.
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