Anthony Albanese’s new ministry has been sworn in at Government House, with a record number of women and Australia’s first Muslim federal ministers.
Among the new cabinet members, Linda Burney becomes the Minister for Indigenous Australians – the first woman to serve in the role.
Wearing the same kangaroo skin cloak she carried during her maiden speech at Parliament House, Ms Burney was sworn in to the role to a loud round of applause.
Richard Marles is the Deputy Prime Minister and becomes Australia’s new Defence Minister, while Senator Penny Wong is the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jim Chalmers is the Treasurer and Senator Katy Gallagher take on the role of Minister for Finance, Public Service and Women.
In other roles:
- Mark Dreyfuss is the Attorney General
- Clare O’Neil is the Home Affairs Minister
- Mark Butler is the Minister for Health and Aged Care
- Jason Clare is the Minister for Education
- Madeleine King is the Resources Minister
- Chris Bowen is the Minister for Climate Change and Energy
- Tanya Plibersek is the Environment and Water Minister
- Bill Shorten is the NDIS Minister
- Julie Collins is the Housing and Homelessness Minister
- Ed Husic becomes the Minister for Industry and Science
- Don Farrell is the Trade and Tourism Minister
- Catherine King is the Infrastructure and Transport Minister
- Brendan O’Connor is the Skills and Training Minister
- Michelle Rowland is the Communications Minister
- Murray Watt is the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Minister for Emergency Management
- Amanda Rishworth is the Social Services Minister
- Tony Burke is the Employment and Arts Minister