Here Is Prime Minister-Elect Tony Abbott's New Ministry

Tony AbbottTony Abbott claiming victory in Sydney. Getty / Lisa Maree Williams

Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has announced his ministry, after the Coalition beat the Labor Party in Australia’s recent federal election.

The leader of the National’s Warren Truss will be sworn in as Abbott’s deputy prime minister, and will become the minister for infrastructure and regional development.

As expected Julie Bishop will be the foreign minister, and Joe Hockey will be sworn in as Australia’s treasurer.

Two of the most anticipated appointments were those of New England MP Barnaby Joyce, and former Liberal party leader Malcolm Turnbull.

Joyce will be the agriculture minster, and Turnbull will be the communications minister.

Here are the rest of the appointments:

  • Minister for Education (Leader of the House): Christopher Pyne
  • Minister for Indigenous Affairs(Leader of the Nationals in the Senate): Nigel Scullion
  • Minister for Industry: Ian Macfarlane
  • Minister for Social Services: Kevin Andrews
  • Minister for Health; Minister for Sport: Peter Dutton
  • Minister for Small Business: Bruce Billson
  • Minister for Trade and Investment: Andrew Robb
  • Minister for Defence: David Johnston
  • Minister for the Environment: Greg Hunt
  • Minister for Immigration and Border Protection: Scott Morrison
  • Minister for Finance: Mathias Cormann

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