Changes to the Ministry
Today I’m pleased to announce changes to the Ministry that I will be recommending to His Excellency the
The Hon Darren Chester MP will return to the Ministry as Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Minister for
Defence Personnel and Minister Assisting for the Centenary of ANZAC.
The Hon Keith Pitt MP returns to the Ministry as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.
Mark Coulton MP will join the Ministry as Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment.
I thank the Hon Damian Drum MP for his service as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister and
thank the Hon Luke Hartsuyker MP for his service in the Ministry, most recently as Assistant Minister for
Trade, Tourism and Investment.
The Deputy Prime Minister, the Hon Michael McCormack MP, and I congratulate the new Ministers and
look forward to working with them as part our strong Coalition Ministerial team.
The Government is committed to continuing to deliver on its commitment to ensure a safer and more
prosperous nation for all Australians.
The new Ministers will be sworn in by the Governor-General on Monday in Canberra.
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