Re­gional WA first

North West Telegraph - - News -

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.

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