Second Morrison Ministry

The Second Morrison Ministry (LiberalNational Coalition) is the 73rd ministry of the Government of Australia. It is led by the Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. The Second Morrison Ministry succeeded the First Morrison Ministry following the 2019 Australian federal election on 18 May 2019.

The ministry was announced on 26 May and was sworn in on 29 May 2019.[1]

First arrangement

The first arrangement of the Second Morrison Ministry was sworn in on 29 May 2019 and continued unaltered until the resignation of National Party senators Bridget McKenzie and Matt Canavan on 2 and 3 February 2020 respectively. McKenzie resigned as deputy Nationals leader and from the Cabinet because of a sports grants scandal, while Canavan resigned because he backed former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce in the 2020 Nationals leadership spill. Until the next cabinet arrangement, Nationals leader and Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was the acting Minister for Agriculture, taking over from McKenzie, while Water Resources minister David Littleproud was the acting Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, taking over from Canavan.[2]

Cabinet

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Scott Morrison MP Scott Morrison 2014 crop.jpg
National Michael McCormack MP Michael McCormack 2018-01 (cropped).jpg
Liberal Josh Frydenberg MP Josh Frydenberg April 2019.jpg
National Senator Bridget McKenzie Bridget McKenzie 2014-01.jpg
Liberal Senator Mathias Cormann Mathias Cormann - Senate portrait 2016.jpg
Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham Simon Birmingham.jpg
Liberal Christian Porter MP Christian Porter Portrait 2015.jpg
Liberal Senator Marise Payne Marise Payne October 2015.jpg
Liberal
(LNP)
Peter Dutton MP Peter Dutton at Parliament House cropped.jpg
Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds CSC Senator Linda Reynolds.png
Liberal Alan Tudge MP Alan Tudge 2018.png
Liberal Greg Hunt MP Greg Hunt.jpg
Liberal Paul Fletcher MP Paul Fletcher MP 2014.jpg
Liberal Dan Tehan MP Dan Tehan speaks with outside supporters (22298134110) (cropped).jpg
Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash Michaelia Cash March 2014.jpg
Liberal
(LNP)
Karen Andrews MP Karen Andrews.jpg
National
(LNP)
Senator Matt Canavan Matt Canavan 2017.jpg
Liberal Angus Taylor MP Angus Taylor 2015.jpg
Liberal Sussan Ley MP Sussan Ley Portrait 2011.JPG
Liberal Senator Anne Ruston Anne Ruston 2018-11-21.jpg
Liberal Ken Wyatt MP Ken Wyatt cropped.jpg
National
(LNP)
David Littleproud MP David Littleproud MP 2018 (cropped).jpg
Liberal
(LNP)
Stuart Robert MP Stuart Robert 2015.jpg

Outer Ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
National Mark Coulton MP
Liberal Michael Sukkar MP
Liberal Alex Hawke MP
  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific
  • Assistant Defence Minister
Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck
Liberal David Coleman MP
  • Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs
National Darren Chester MP
  • Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel
  • Deputy Leader of the House
Liberal Melissa Price MP

Assistant Ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Ben Morton MP
Liberal
(LNP)
Scott Buchholz MP
  • Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport
National Andrew Gee MP
Liberal Nola Marino MP
  • Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories
Liberal Senator Jane Hume
  • Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology
Liberal Senator Zed Seselja
  • Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters
Liberal Senator Jonathon Duniam
  • Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries
  • Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism
Liberal Jason Wood MP
  • Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs
Liberal Steve Irons MP
  • Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships
Liberal
(LNP)
Trevor Evans MP
  • Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management
National
(LNP)
Michelle Landry MP
  • Assistant Minister for Children and Families
Liberal
(LNP)
Luke Howarth MP
  • Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services

Second arrangement

Following the resignation of Nationals senators Bridget McKenzie and Matt Canavan from the Cabinet on 2 and 3 February 2020 respectively, and the unsuccessful 2020 Nationals leadership spill, David Littleproud was elected as deputy leader of the Nationals on 4 February 2020. The portfolios held by Nationals ministers and assistant ministers were reshuffled, effective 6 February 2020.

Littleproud took over the agriculture portfolio from McKenzie, retaining his drought and emergency management portfolios, and losing the water resources portfolio to Keith Pitt. Pitt, who was previously an assistant minister between 2016 and 2018, also took over resources and Northern Australia portfolio from Canavan. Darren Chester continued to hold the veteran affair's and defence personnel portfolios, which were moved from the outer ministry to the cabinet.[3]

Mark Coulton's regional services portfolio was split up into regional health, regional communications and regional education, with Coulton retaining the first two as well as the local government portfolio. Andrew Gee was promoted to the outer ministry and took over the regional education and decentralisation portfolios and the post of Assistant Trade and Investment Minister from Coulton. Kevin Hogan was promoted to the assistant ministry and replaced Gee as Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister. Michelle Landry retained her portfolio and was additionally appointed Assistant Minister for Northern Australia.

The new ministers were sworn in on 6 February 2020.[4]

Cabinet

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Scott Morrison MP Scott Morrison 2014 crop.jpg
National Michael McCormack MP Michael McCormack 2018-01 (cropped).jpg
Liberal Josh Frydenberg MP Josh Frydenberg April 2019.jpg
Liberal Senator Mathias Cormann Mathias Cormann - Senate portrait 2016.jpg
National
(LNP)
David Littleproud MP David Littleproud MP 2018 (cropped).jpg
Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham Simon Birmingham.jpg
Liberal Christian Porter MP Christian Porter Portrait 2015.jpg
Liberal Senator Marise Payne Marise Payne October 2015.jpg
Liberal
(LNP)
Peter Dutton MP Peter Dutton at Parliament House cropped.jpg
Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds CSC Senator Linda Reynolds.png
Liberal Alan Tudge MP Alan Tudge 2018.png
Liberal Greg Hunt MP Greg Hunt.jpg
Liberal Paul Fletcher MP Paul Fletcher MP 2014.jpg
Liberal Dan Tehan MP Dan Tehan speaks with outside supporters (22298134110) (cropped).jpg
Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash Michaelia Cash March 2014.jpg
Liberal
(LNP)
Karen Andrews MP Karen Andrews.jpg
National
(LNP)
Keith Pitt MP Keith Pitt Portrait 2013.jpg
Liberal Angus Taylor MP Angus Taylor 2015.jpg
Liberal Sussan Ley MP Sussan Ley Portrait 2011.JPG
Liberal Senator Anne Ruston Anne Ruston 2018-11-21.jpg
Liberal Ken Wyatt MP Ken Wyatt cropped.jpg
Liberal
(LNP)
Stuart Robert MP Stuart Robert 2015.jpg
National Darren Chester MP Darren Chester Portrait 2009.jpg

Outer Ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
National Mark Coulton MP
Liberal Michael Sukkar MP
Liberal Alex Hawke MP
  • Minister for International Development and the Pacific
  • Assistant Defence Minister
Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck
Liberal David Coleman MP
  • Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs
National Andrew Gee MP
Liberal Melissa Price MP

Assistant Ministry

Party Minister Portrait Portfolio
Liberal Ben Morton MP
Liberal
(LNP)
Scott Buchholz MP
  • Assistant Minister for Road Safety and Freight Transport
National Kevin Hogan MP
Liberal Nola Marino MP
  • Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories
Liberal Senator Jane Hume
  • Assistant Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and Financial Technology
Liberal Senator Zed Seselja
  • Assistant Minister for Finance, Charities and Electoral Matters
Liberal Senator Jonathon Duniam
  • Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries
  • Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism
Liberal Jason Wood MP
  • Assistant Minister for Customs, Community Safety and Multicultural Affairs
Liberal Steve Irons MP
  • Assistant Minister for Vocational Education, Training and Apprenticeships
Liberal
(LNP)
Trevor Evans MP
  • Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management
National
(LNP)
Michelle Landry MP
  • Assistant Minister for Northern Australia
  • Assistant Minister for Children and Families
Liberal
(LNP)
Luke Howarth MP
  • Assistant Minister for Community Housing, Homelessness and Community Services

References

  1. ^ Dennett, Harley (26 May 2019). "New cabinet, machinery of government changes: Second Morrison Ministry". The Mandarin. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Second Morrison Ministry" (PDF). Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. 5 February 2020. Archived from the original (PDF) on 6 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  3. ^ "David Littleproud returns to agriculture as Nationals change jobs in Scott Morrison's new-look frontbench". ABC News. Australia. 6 February 2020. Retrieved 6 February 2020.
  4. ^ Morrison, Scott (6 February 2020). "Press conference: Parliament House" (Interview). Parliament House, Canberra: Government of Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2020.