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Scott Morrison's new cabinet sworn in

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The cabinet has been significantly reshaped with new ministers in key portfolios like trade, foreign affairs, defence and immigration.

New prime minister Scott Morrison's 23-member cabinet has been sworn in by Sir Peter Cosgrove at Government House on Tuesday morning.

The cabinet has undergone a significant reshuffle after Mr Morrison took over from Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister last week.

Marise Payne has taken over the prominent role of minister for foreign affairs after key Turnbull supporter Julie Bishop resigned from the role.

Liberal MP Peter Dutton (left) is sworn in as Home Affairs Minister by Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove during a ceremony at Government House in Canberra, Monday, August 27, 2018.  (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING
Liberal MP Peter Dutton is sworn in as Home Affairs Minister by Australian Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.
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Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton, who mounted an unsuccessful leadership challenge himself, was nonetheless returned as Home Affairs minister – although his immigration and citizenship responsibilities will now be assigned to David Coleman.

Some of Mr Dutton’s supporters were also granted ministries as Mr Morrison attempts to unite the Coalition’s moderate and conservative factions.

Former citizenship minister Alan Tudge will move to a newly created role as minister for cities and population, located within the infrastructure portfolio, suggesting a new approach to population planning.

Former cybersecurity minister Angus Taylor will step into the contentious role of energy minister, while some conservative MPs are lobbying the government to drop the Paris climate targets.

Australian Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and his wife Amie play with their daughter Gemma after the swearing-in ceremony.
Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and his wife Amie play with their daughter Gemma after the swearing-in ceremony.
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Key moderate Christopher Pyne, a strong Turnbull backer, has moved from defence industry to defence itself.

There will be several new appointments to the cabinet.

Western Australian MP Melissa Price will be the new environment minister, while Karen Andrews will be minister for industry, science and technology. Paul Fletcher was also promoted to families and social services.

Earlier in the week, new deputy Liberal leader Josh Frydenberg was appointed treasurer.

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The new government will return to Parliament House for the next sitting period on September 10.

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Peter Dutton sworn in as Home Affairs minister
Peter Dutton sworn in as Home Affairs minister

The full Morrison cabinet:

* Scott Morrison - Prime Minister

* Michael McCormack - Deputy Prime Minister, Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development;

* Josh Frydenberg - Treasurer

* Peter Dutton - Home Affairs

* Nigel Scullion - Indigenous Affairs

* Bridget McKenzie - Regional Services, Sport, Local Government, Decentralisation

* Christopher Pyne - Defence

* Marise Payne - Foreign Affairs

* Simon Birmingham - Trade, Tourism, Investment

* Christian Porter - Attorney-General

* Steve Ciobo - Defence Industry

* Mitch Fifield - Communications; Arts

* Mathias Cormann - Finance, Public Service

* Melissa Price - Environment

* Greg Hunt - Health

* Matt Canavan - Resources and Northern Australia

* David Littleproud - Agriculture; Water

* Kelly O'Dwyer - Jobs, Industrial Relations and Women

* Michaelia Cash - Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education

* Karen Andrews - Industry, Science and Technology

* Dan Tehan - Education

* Paul Fletcher - Family and Social Services

* Angus Taylor - Energy

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