Con­ser­va­tives miss out as Turn­bull shakes up min­istry

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Mal­colm Turn­bull has un­der­taken a larger than an­tic­i­pated shakeup of his front­bench which has el­e­vated two more Na­tion­als to the min­istry, re­warded some of his own sup­port­ers and con­tro­ver­sially done lit­tle to re­ward con­ser­va­tives.

De­spite all the furore over su­per­an­nu­a­tion, Kelly O’Dwyer stays in cabi­net with the re­badged ti­tle of Min­is­ter for Rev­enue and Fi­nan­cial Ser­vices. She has lost small busi­ness which has been rel­e­gated to the outer min­istry. One of the big­gest win­ners has been Turn­bull loy­al­ist Christo­pher Pyne. He has moved from In­dus­try, In­no­va­tion and Sci­ence, a port­fo­lio he has held for less than a year, to a new job of De­fence In­dus­try. This gives him a large hunk of the de­fence port­fo­lio he has cov­eted, putting him in charge of the multi-bil­lion dol­lar ship build­ing and other projects. Greg Hunt, who has held En­vi­ron­ment since 2007, takes over In­dus­try, In­no­va­tions and Sci­ence. Josh Fry­den­berg moves from Re­sources and En­ergy to En­vi­ron­ment and En­ergy. The big movers are the Na­tion­als, who won two more min­istries be­cause their ra­tio has in­creased in­side the Coali­tion af­ter so many Lib­er­als lost their seats. Aus­tralian Fi­nan­cial Re­view

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