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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced his new ministry team, with his predecessor Tony Abbott still not finding a place in Cabinet and several changes for senior ministers.
Australia's new cabinet was sworn in Tuesday, but the conservative government will have the slimmest of majorities when Parliament opens next month.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's cabinet will have only minor changes after two ministers in the last cabinet lost their seats in July 2 elections.
The government has a majority of just one seat in the 150-seat House of Representatives, where parties with a majority form the government.
Malcolm Turnbull and his ministerial team have been sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove at a ceremony at Government House in Canberra.
The biggest moves within Cabinet include a new role for Christopher Pyne as Defence Industry Minister and Josh Frydenberg taking Greg Hunt's Environment portfolio which has been renamed the Environment and Energy portfolio. Hunt has been moved to Pyne's former ministerial position looking after the Industry, Innovation and Energy portfolio.
Here are the key moves:
· . Christopher Pyne has been moved to a new role of Defence Industry Minister (to work on the new defence plan). Pyne will work alongside Defence Minister Marise Payne.
· . Former Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Small Business Kelly O'Dwyer has also been moved to Minister for Revenue and Financial Services which Turnbull said "better describes" her responsibilities. Nationals MP Michael McCormack will take over O'Dwyer's Small Business portfolio.
· . Former Environment Minister Greg Hunt has been moved to hold Pyne's former Industry, Science and Innovation portfolio. Josh Frydenberg will take the Environment portfolio which has been renamed as the Environment and Energy portfolio.
· . New appointments to the cabinet include Senator Matthew Canavan to Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Luke Hartleysuker to Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister and David Gillespie to Assistant Minister to for Rural Health.
"We will be judged in 2019 by the Australian people as to whether we have delivered on the plans and the programs and the investments that we have promised and set out and described in the lead-up to the election” said Turnbull.
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