The Hunter has one local member being sworn into Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s ministry today.
Shortland MP Pat Conroy will be sworn in as the Minister for Defence Industry and Minister for International Development and the Pacific.
“These are two areas I’ve really enjoyed working in from Opposition and look forward to taking on in Government.”
“Our Defence capabilities are of crucial importance. Under consecutive Liberal Governments, we’ve seen too many experience delays, cost blowouts, and underperformance, so it is my priority to get these back on track.”
“And Australia’s relationship with the Pacific is crucial. They are family, and we should be a partner of choice for them. I will be working hard to strengthen and secure those relationships.”
The Prime Minister’s ministry will be sworn in this morning with a record number of women, and Australia’s first Muslim ministers.