LNP cabinet sworn in


Malcolm Turnbull’s new government is being sworn in today, but there are a couple of aspects of his new ministry that has political commentators worried. Political scientist Sarah Maddison says the increased National presence in cabinet doesn’t match up with voter’s attitudes, and the lack of female-held portfolios is disappointing, but typical of the LNP.

Turnbull announces new cabinet

Prime Minister Tony Abbott listens to communications minister Malcolm Turnbull during House of Representatives question time at Parliament House Canberra, June 2, 2014. (AAP Image/Alan Porritt) NO ARCHIVING

Last Sunday, 20 September, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced his new cabinet, which saw some old faces in new roles, as well as some new faces stepping up to the front bench. I spoke to Associate Professor and Political Science academic, Sarah Maddison, about these changes and the Australian public’s perception of them.