The first Morrison ministry (Liberal–National Coalition) was the 71st ministry of the Government of Australia. It was led by Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. The Morrison ministry succeeded the second Turnbull ministry, which dissolved on 24 August 2018 following the Liberal Party leadership spills.
First Morrison ministry
71st ministry of Australia
|Date formed||24 August 2018|
|Date dissolved||29 May 2019|
|People and organisations|
|Governor-General||Sir Peter Cosgrove|
|Prime Minister||Scott Morrison|
|Deputy Prime Minister||Michael McCormack|
|No. of ministers||30|
|Member party||Liberal–National coalition|
|Status in legislature||Coalition minority government|
75 / 150
|Opposition cabinet||Shorten Shadow Cabinet|
|Opposition leader||Bill Shorten|
|Predecessor||Second Turnbull ministry|
|Successor||Second Morrison ministry|
Morrison and his Treasurer Josh Frydenberg were sworn in on 24 August. The full ministry was announced on 26 August and sworn in on 28 August 2018. Following Morrison's victory in the 2019 federal election, the second Morrison Ministry was formed in 2019.
The only ministerial change in this arrangement was the appointment of Linda Reynolds to the Cabinet as Minister for Defence Industry on 2 March 2019, replacing Steve Ciobo. Reynolds was also appointed Minister for Emergency Management and North Queensland Recovery following the recent North Queensland floods. This was following the announcement by Ciobo and the Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne that they intend to retire at the upcoming federal election.
|National||Senator Bridget McKenzie||
|Liberal||Senator Mathias Cormann|
|Senator Nigel Scullion|
(until 2 March 2019)
|Liberal||Senator Linda Reynolds||
|Liberal||Senator Marise Payne|
|Liberal||Senator Simon Birmingham|
|Liberal||Senator Mitch Fifield|
|Liberal||Senator Michaelia Cash|
|Senator Matt Canavan|
Outer Ministry edit
Assistant Ministry edit
|Liberal||Senator Zed Seselja||
|Liberal||Senator David Fawcett||
|Liberal||Senator Anne Ruston||
|Liberal||Senator Richard Colbeck||
- Doherty, Ben (24 August 2018). "Australia's new PM is Scott Morrison as moderate Malcolm Turnbull is forced out". the Guardian. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
- "Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minister". SBS News. 24 August 2018.
- Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (26 August 2018). "Morrison Ministry" (PDF) (Press release). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
- Brown, Greg (26 August 2018). "Scott Morrison unveils new-look cabinet". The Australian.
- "Ministry 2 March 2019 to 29 May 2019". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
- Belot, Henry (2 March 2019). "Scott Morrison insists he's not distracted by ministerial exodus as Christopher Pyne bows out of politics". ABC News. Australia. Retrieved 2 March 2019.