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Scott Morrison Named as Australia’s New Minister for Immigration

Australia’s conservative Prime Minister Tony Abbott has unveiled his first Cabinet and among the members is Scott Morrison, the new Minister for Immigration & Border Protection.

He will replace Tony Burke who held the position for 79 days, from 1 July 2013 to 18 September 2013.

“I am proud to be the first Member for Cook to serve in Cabinet”, Mr. Morrison said.

“As a member of Cabinet in the Abbott Government, I will provide the shire with an even stronger voice in Canberra, to help make our community an even better place to live and raise a family”, he added.

Scott Morrison, 45, was the Managing Director of Tourism Australia from 2004 to 2006 before entering the Parliament. In 2007, he was first elected to the House of Representatives for Cook in New South Wales.

Below is the complete line-up of the new cabinet:

Cabinet (19 Members)

NAME

TITLE

Tony Abbott

Prime Minister

Warren Truss

Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs

Eric Abetz

Minister for Employment

George Brandis

Minister for Arts

Joe Hockey

Minister for Treasurer

Barnaby Joyce

Minister for Agriculture

Christopher Pyne

Minister for Education

Nigel Scullion

Minister for Indigenous Affairs

Ian Macfarlane

Minister for Industry

Kevin Andrews

Minister for Social Services

Malcolm Turnbull

Minister for Communications

Peter Dutton

Minister for Health; Minister for Sport

Bruce Billson

Minister for Small Business

Andrew Robb

Minister for Trade and Investment

David Johnston

Minister for Defence

Greg Hunt

Minister for Environment

Scott Morrison

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Mathias Cormann

Minister for Finance

Outer Ministers (11 Members)

NAME

TITLE

Mitch Fifield

Assistant Minister for Social Services

Luke Hartsuyker

Assistant Minister for Employment

Fiona Nash

Assistant Minister for Health

Michael Ronaldson

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs; Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC; Special Minister of State

Sussan Ley

Assistant Minister for Education

Marise Payne

Minister for Human Services

Michael Keenan

Minister for Justice

Stuart Robert

Assistant Minister for Defence

Michaelia Cash

Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection; Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women

Jamie Briggs

Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

Arthur Sinodinos

Assistant Treasurer

Parliamentary Secretaries (12 Members)

NAME

TITLE

Richard Colbeck

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture

Bob Baldwin

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Industry

Brett Mason

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs

Steven Ciobo

Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer

Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services

Simon Birmingham

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment

Scott Ryan

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Education

Darren Chester

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Defence

Paul Fletcher

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications

Josh Frydenberg

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister

Alan Tudge

Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minster

Michael McCormack

Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance

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