Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced his new ministry following the Coalition's victory in the federal election.
Senator Linda Reynolds becomes Minister for Defence following the retirement of Christopher Pyne, and former Environment Minister Melissa Price has moved into the Defence Industry portfolio after reportedly requesting a new challenge.
Alex Hawke has picked up the Assistant Minister for Defence role as well as Minister of International Development and the Pacific. Darren Chester remains the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of Anzac.
The shuffle marks the third ministerial change for Defence and fourth change for Defence Industry in the past 14 months.
Former Minister of Defence Marise Payne remains in the Foreign Affairs portfolio and has gained additional responsibility as Minister for Women.
Other appointments include Paul Fletcher as Minister for Communications and Christian Porter as Minister for Industrial Relations in addition to his on-going role as Attorney-General.
Minister Ken Wyatt has made history by becoming the first-ever Indigenous cabinet minister in his new role as Minister for Indigenous Affairs.