Turnbull Cabinet: Queensland loses out in reshuffle

QUEENSLAND's presence at the federal government's cabinet table will be reduced from four to three following Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's announcement of his first ministry on Sunday.

Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Attorney-General George Brandis will remain in their current roles in the reshuffle, while Industry and Science Minister Ian Macfarlane will go to the backbench.

As leader of the Nationals, Mr Truss's seat at the cabinet table was never in doubt.

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Mr Macfarlane will lose his portfolio to South Australian Christopher Pyne, the Minister for Education, and be dumped from the ministry altogether.

When announcing his new ministry, Mr Turnbull said there was a need for renewal in the government executive.

Brisbane Times



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