The winners and losers of Malcolm Turnbull's ministerial reshuffle


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There are plenty of winners and losers in the new Turnbull ministry.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a significant reshuffle of his frontbench on Tuesday.

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While some of the changes - such as Peter Dutton's promotion to Home Affairs and George Brandis' exit from Parliament - were expected, there were plenty of other winners and losers in the list:

Winners

Peter Dutton: was Immigration Minister, now heads up the new Home Affairs super ministry.

Bridget McKenzie: leapfrogs from the backbench to cabinet as Minister for Sport, Rural Health and Regional Communications.

David Littleproud: huge promotion for the Nationals MP. He's only been in Parliament 18 months and now heads to cabinet as Minister for Agriculture.

John McVeigh: another first-term MP. The Queensland Liberal goes straight to cabinet as Minister for Regional Development.

Barnaby Joyce: swaps Agriculture for Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

Christian Porter: promoted from Minister for Social Services to Attorney-General.

Michaelia Cash: despite a recent stumble when a member of her staff tipped off media about a police raid, she goes from Employment Minister to the new portfolio of Minister for Jobs and Innovation.

Kelly O'Dwyer: adds Minister for Women to her existing role as Minister for Revenue and Financial Services.

Michael Keenan: heads to cabinet after four years on the frontbench. Will be Human Services Minister and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister in Digital Transformation.

Mathias Cormann: adds Special Minister of State to his existing Minister for Finance role.

Dan Tehan: goes from outer ministry to cabinet as Minister for Social Services.

Craig Laundy: goes from assistant minister role to an outer ministerial gig in his own right, as Minister for Small and Family Business, Workplaces and Deregulation.

Angus Taylor: moves from Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation to Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity.

Melissa Price: goes from the backbench to a junior ministry role as Assistant Minister for the Environment.

Damian Drum: first-term National heads to junior ministry as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

Losers

George Brandis: was Attorney-General, now finds himself out of cabinet and Parliament. Will be Australia's new high commissioner to the UK.

Darren Chester: was Infrastructure Minister and in cabinet. Now out of cabinet and has no ministerial gig due to internal Nationals politicking.

Keith Pitt: goes from junior trade role to the backbench.

Sussan Ley: was tipped to come back to the ministry after she lost the health ministry following an expenses scandal earlier this year. Did not end up with a promotion.

Women: with the exception of Bridget McKenzie and Melissa Price, no other new female faces on the frontbench.

Alan Tudge: was expected to secure a cabinet role but remains in the outer ministry.

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The story The winners and losers of Malcolm Turnbull's ministerial reshuffle first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.

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