Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Prime Minister announces changes in ministerial portfolios

The Scott Morrison government has brought some changes in the portfolios of ministers with an eye on strengthening sovereign capabilities in the new energy economy, emissions reduction, and promoting a stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific through AUKUS arrangement and Quad relationship with regional partners.

Angus Taylor will assume the Industry portfolio and will become the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, signalling the Government’s clear focus on preserving and strengthening our sovereign industrial base, including in manufacturing.

Minister Taylor will focus on the critical supply chain initiatives from the recent Quad and the unique role Australia can play based on our national strengths in areas such as critical minerals, working with the Minister for Resources.

To bring added Cabinet-level focus to the connection between economic security and national security, the Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price will assume additional responsibilities as Minister for Science and Technology. This is a timely appointment, especially in light of the considerable body of scientific and technological work the nation now has to bring forward under AUKUS as part of the nuclear submarine project.

MUST READ  Increase in apprentice and trainee numbers helping NSW economic recovery

The Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migration Services and Multicultural Affairs Alex Hawke will come into Cabinet. Minister Hawke has dealt deftly with the challenges COVID-19 has brought to this portfolio and worked around the clock in recent times helping to secure visa and other arrangements for the departure and settlement of thousands of people from Afghanistan.

Ben Morton will come into the Ministry as Special Minister of State, Minister for the Public Service and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister and Cabinet. He will continue to play a lead role in strengthening the capability of the Australian Public Service for the challenges of today and tomorrow. As Special Minister of State, he will continue to be responsible for electoral matters and will now support the critical work being led by Simon Birmingham on our parliamentary workplace, ahead of the final report of the review being conducted by Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins.

MUST READ  Community programs receive $1m to help Covid-affected families to aid social cohesion
MUST READ  Perth boy, 6, dies after frantic Sunday search; found in swimming pool

Tim Wilson will become Assistant Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction. He will bring focus and passion to ensuring that Australia continues to meet and beat our climate change commitments, as we transition to the new energy economy.

 

Latest news

Enjoy ungoogleable India: Khaver Ali Khan

By Indranil Halder As Sydney was battered with heavy rain, Khaver Ali Khan was my guest at the new Art Gallery of NSW member’s lounge....

Telstra stops 185 million scam texts reaching customers’ phones

Telstra's scam text filter has stopped a whopping 185 million scam texts from reaching its customers phones since it was launched in April. That means the filter...

UK’s Health minister Rishi Sunak quits, says ‘standards worth fighting for’

UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned on Tuesday, plunging Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government into crisis. Sunak, in his letter,...

Daniel Johns gets jail for drink driving, but will serve in community due to bad mental health

Rock star Daniel Johns has escaped a full time jail term after a magistrate found his life-long mental health battles had contributed to him...

Related news

Telstra stops 185 million scam texts reaching customers’ phones

Telstra's scam text filter has stopped a whopping 185 million scam texts from reaching its customers phones since it was launched in April. That means the filter...

UK’s Health minister Rishi Sunak quits, says ‘standards worth fighting for’

UK Finance Minister Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid resigned on Tuesday, plunging Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government into crisis. Sunak, in his letter,...

Daniel Johns gets jail for drink driving, but will serve in community due to bad mental health

Rock star Daniel Johns has escaped a full time jail term after a magistrate found his life-long mental health battles had contributed to him...

Gosai Rajbari Influence : Cartier, Dhaniakhali Dhoti & Gold Polished Kangaroo Tiepin

By Indranil Halder Gosai Rajbari belongs to one of the most illustrious Goswami family and is situated in Serampore, Hoogly, West Bengal, India. Amitabha Sengupta...

Mansai: The first film in Rajbonshi language

By Indranil Halder After a gap of two years, I was delighted to attend the 2022 Sydney Film Festival and BUSINESS OF BAZ,(a conversation with...

6 killed in mass shooting at US Independence Day Parade near Chicago

Six people were killed and at least 24 wounded after gunfire erupted at a US Independence Day parade in a Chicago suburb today, authorities...

Tim English, Ed Richards set to return for Bulldogs-Swans clash

Tim English and Ed Richards will return for Western Bulldogs’ Friday night clash with Sydney as coach Luke Beveridge declares there are no “alarm...