Australia new cabinet record most number of women

Australia new cabinet record most number of women

Australia new cabinet record most number of women

Australia’s new cabinet record most number of women

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese swore in Australia new federal government on Wednesday, naming a record number of women to a diverse cabinet team that includes religious minorities and Indigenous Aboriginals.

Albanese’s 23-member cabinet includes ten women, compared to seven in the previous Liberal-National coalition administration led by Scott Morrison.

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At a ceremony in Canberra, Industry Minister Ed Husic and Youth Minister Anne Aly became Australia’s first Muslim federal ministers, while Linda Burney, wearing a kangaroo-skin wrap, became the first Aboriginal woman to occupy the Indigenous Australians ministry.

Two days after the election, Albanese organised an interim cabinet with four other important members so he could attend a Quad group meeting in Tokyo with US President Joe Biden and the presidents of Japan and India.

The defence portfolio has been handed to Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles, who was part of the temporary cabinet alongside Penny Wong in foreign affairs, Jim Chalmers in treasury, and Katy Gallagher in finance.

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Don Farrell is the new commerce minister, Tanya Plibersek is the new environment minister, Clare O’Neil is in charge of home affairs, and Chris Bowen is in charge of energy.

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