First Morrison ministry

The first Morrison ministry (LiberalNational 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.[1]

First Morrison ministry

71st ministry of Australia
Date formed24 August 2018
Date dissolved29 May 2019
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Peter Cosgrove
Prime MinisterScott Morrison
Deputy Prime MinisterMichael McCormack
No. of ministers30
Member partyLiberalNational coalition
Status in legislatureCoalition minority government
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Opposition cabinetShorten Shadow Cabinet
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderBill Shorten
Legislature term(s)45th
PredecessorSecond Turnbull ministry
SuccessorSecond Morrison ministry

Morrison and his Treasurer Josh Frydenberg were sworn in on 24 August.[2] The full ministry was announced on 26 August and sworn in on 28 August 2018.[3][4] Following Morrison's victory in the 2019 federal election, the second Morrison Ministry was formed in 2019.

Arrangement edit

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.[5] This was following the announcement by Ciobo and the Minister for Defence Christopher Pyne that they intend to retire at the upcoming federal election.[6]

Cabinet edit

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Scott Morrison MP  
National Michael McCormack MP  
Liberal Josh Frydenberg MP  
National Senator Bridget McKenzie  
Liberal Senator Mathias Cormann  
Senator Nigel Scullion  
Liberal Christopher Pyne MP  
Steven Ciobo MP
(until 2 March 2019)
Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds  
Liberal Senator Marise Payne  
Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham  
Liberal Christian Porter MP  
Peter Dutton MP  
Liberal Senator Mitch Fifield  
Liberal Kelly O'Dwyer MP  
Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash  
Senator Matt Canavan  
Liberal Karen Andrews MP  
Liberal Dan Tehan MP  
Liberal Greg Hunt MP  
Liberal Paul Fletcher MP  
David Littleproud MP  
Liberal Melissa Price MP  
Liberal Angus Taylor MP  

Outer Ministry edit

Party Minister Portfolio
Liberal Alan Tudge MP
  • Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population
Liberal Stuart Robert MP
  • Assistant Treasurer
Liberal Alex Hawke MP
National Darren Chester MP
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs
  • Minister for Defence Personnel
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
  • Deputy Leader of the House
Liberal David Coleman MP
  • Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Liberal Ken Wyatt MP
  • Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care
  • Minister for Indigenous Health
Liberal Michael Keenan MP
  • Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation

Assistant Ministry edit

Party Minister Portfolio
Liberal Steve Irons MP
Liberal Sussan Ley MP
  • Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories
National Andrew Gee MP
  • Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
Liberal Scott Buchholz MP
  • Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport
Liberal Senator Zed Seselja
  • Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance
Liberal Senator David Fawcett
  • Assistant Minister for Defence
Liberal Senator Anne Ruston
  • Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific
National Mark Coulton MP
  • Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
Liberal Sarah Henderson MP
  • Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services
LNP Michelle Landry MP
  • Assistant Minister for Children and Families
Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck
  • Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources

References edit

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minister". SBS News. 24 August 2018.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Brown, Greg (26 August 2018). "Scott Morrison unveils new-look cabinet". The Australian.
  5. ^ "Ministry 2 March 2019 to 29 May 2019". Parliament of Australia. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  6. ^ 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.