Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reshuffled his Cabinet, providing valuable positions to the Nationals candidature.
Following the reshuffle after the beginning of his second term, Turnbull took his ministry to meet with Governor General Peter Cosgrove in Canberra. The prime minister stated that according to the iron laws of arithmetic, he would need to increase the number of Nationals representatives at the front-bench.
The Nationals called the time of reshuffling the Cabinet ministry as the “most exciting time to be an Australian.” They have presented themselves as the authorities who take good care of the local people and possess much influencing impact on the local bodies and communities. They showed that they have handled many job needs and public service requirements of voters, which contributed to the party’s win.
Turnbull has included 23 Cabinet ministers on the front-bench. They include Matt Canavan, who plays a significant role in adding to Resources to the Northern Australian image of the prime minister. The Nationals will have a say in Canberra parliament after they come at the front-bench as a majority.
One more significant position seems to have been picked by the Nationals. This will prompt more Nationals representatives in the party-room post-elections. Canavan, in conversation with the ABC, said that the changes implemented by the parties while campaigning for elections have become the reason for the win.”The Nationals have a stronger voice within the Government, within the party-room,” he said.
One of the most vital power shifts was the small business ministry. NSW Nationals MP Michael McCormack sworn in a Small Business Minister. The PM defended his decision of changing the small industry minister and said that every minister wants to improve the small business. The post was previously held by Assistant Treasurer Kelly O’Dwyer.
The reshuffle done by Turnbull is mere power shifting, with no significant promotions.
Christopher Pyne has become the Defense Minister and will work collectively with ex-defense minister Marise Payne while the former’s previous portfolio of Industry, Innovation and Science Minister has been given to Environment Minister Greg Hunt. The Environment Ministry goes to Josh Frydenberg, which has now been merged with the Energy Ministry.