Regional WA first
The Member for Durack Melissa Price has been promoted to the Environment Minister portfolio in the new, post-leadership spill Federal Government Cabinet.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his new Cabinet on Sunday, and Ms Price was among the appointees. She previously assisted former Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg and will take his place following his election to Deputy PM.
Ms Price said the appointment was an honour and she was looking forward to furthering the work she had helped start as assistant minister, including reviewing the national waste management strategy and preserving biodiversity.
Her appointment marks the first time a woman from regional WA has served in the Cabinet.