Conservatives miss out as Turnbull shakes up ministry
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