Tony Abbott names new "experienced" Australia Cabinet
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Last Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013, 16:16
  
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Melbourne: Disappointed over the fact that there were not enough women in the Cabinet, Australia's incoming Prime Minister Tony Abbott named his first ministry anointing Julie Bishop as Foreign Affairs Minister, who is the only woman in the Cabinet.

Calling his new Cabinet as an "experienced" line-up, Abbott promised Australians a stable government.

The new line-up includes some promotions as Senator Mathias Cormann is the new Finance Minister, Michaelia Cash has been upgraded to the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Fiona Cash is the new Assistant Minister for Health.

Arthur Sinodinos, who had been tipped to take the finance portfolio, was instead promoted into the junior ministry.

Andrew Robb, who was the Coalition's spokesman for finance in opposition, was named as Trade Minister.

Other positions include Joe Hockey as treasurer, Malcolm Turnbull as Communications Minister, Peter Dutton as Health Minister, Christopher Pyne as Education Minister, Scott Morrison as Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, and Greg Hunt as Environment Minister.

Speaking in his first press conference since September 7 election, Abbott said, "It is, I believe, one of the most experienced incoming ministries in our history, and I think it's important to have experience as you move from opposition to government". Abbott defeated Labor leader Kevin Rudd in Sept 7 polls and will be the third PM of Austrlia in three months when he will be sworn-in by the Governor-General this week.

Abbott defeated Labor leader Kevin Rudd in Sept 7 polls and will be the third PM of Austrlia in three months when he will be sworn-in by the Governor-General this week.

With Agency Inputs


First Published: Monday, September 16, 2013, 12:12


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