Morrison Ministry

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Morrison Ministry
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72nd Ministry of Australia
Peter Cosgrove with Morrison Ministry 2018.jpg
Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove with members of the Morrison Ministry
Date formed24 August 2018
People and organisations
MonarchElizabeth II
Governor-GeneralSir Peter Cosgrove
Prime MinisterScott Morrison
Deputy Prime MinisterMichael McCormack
No. of ministers30
Member partyLiberalNational coalition
Status in legislatureCoalition minority government
Opposition cabinet2018–present
Opposition partyLabor
Opposition leaderBill Shorten
Legislature term(s)45th
PredecessorSecond Turnbull Ministry

The Morrison Ministry (LiberalNational Coalition) is the 72nd ministry of the Government of Australia. It is led by the country's 30th Prime Minister, Scott Morrison. The Morrison Ministry succeeded the Second Turnbull Ministry, which dissolved on 24 August 2018 following the Liberal Party leadership spills.[1]

Morrison and his Treasurer Josh Frydenberg were sworn in on 24 August.[2] The full ministry was announced on 26 August and sworn in on 28 August 2018.[3][4]

Current composition[edit]


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 Jakarta.jpg
National Senator Bridget McKenzie Bridget McKenzie 2014-01.jpg
Liberal Senator Mathias Cormann Mathias Cormann - Senate portrait 2016.jpg
Senator Nigel Scullion Nigel Scullion Portrait 2010.jpg
Liberal Christopher Pyne MP Christopher Pyne MP.jpg
  • Minister for Defence
  • Leader of the House
Steven Ciobo MP Steven Ciobo Portrait 2013.jpg
  • Minister for Defence Industry
Liberal Senator Marise Payne Marise Payne October 2015.jpg
  • Minister for Foreign Affairs
Liberal Senator Simon Birmingham Simon Birmingham.jpg
  • Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
  • Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Liberal Christian Porter MP Christian Porter Portrait 2015.jpg
  • Attorney-General
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  • Minister for Home Affairs
Liberal Senator Mitch Fifield Mitch Fifield.jpg
  • Minister for Communications and the Arts
Liberal Kelly O'Dwyer MP Kelly O'Dwyer 2017.jpg
  • Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations
  • Minister for Women
Liberal Senator Michaelia Cash Michaelia Cash March 2014.jpg
  • Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education
Senator Matt Canavan Matt Canavan 2017.jpg
  • Minister for Resources and Northern Australia
Liberal Karen Andrews MP Karen Andrews.jpg
  • Minister for Industry, Science and Technology
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Liberal Greg Hunt MP Greg Hunt.jpg
  • Minister for Health
Liberal Paul Fletcher MP Paul Fletcher MP 2014.jpg
David Littleproud MP David Littleproud MP 2018 (cropped).jpg
  • Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
Liberal Melissa Price MP Melissa Price MP.jpg
Liberal Angus Taylor MP Angus Taylor 2015.jpg

Outer Ministry[edit]

Party Minister Portfolio
Liberal Alan Tudge MP
  • Minister for Cities, Urban Infrastructure and Population
Liberal Stuart Robert MP
  • Assistant Treasurer
Liberal Alex Hawke MP
National Darren Chester MP
  • Minister for Veterans' Affairs
  • Minister for Defence Personnel
  • Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
  • Deputy Leader of the House
Liberal David Coleman MP
  • Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Liberal Ken Wyatt MP
  • Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care
  • Minister for Indigenous Health
Liberal Michael Keenan MP
  • Minister for Human Services and Digital Transformation

Assistant Ministry[edit]

Party Minister Portfolio
Liberal Steve Irons MP
Liberal Sussan Ley MP
  • Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories
National Andrew Broad MP
  • Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister (resigned December 2018)
Liberal Scott Buchholz MP
  • Assistant Minister for Roads and Transport
Liberal Senator Zed Seselja
  • Assistant Minister for Treasury and Finance
Liberal Senator David Fawcett
  • Assistant Minister for Defence
Liberal Senator Anne Ruston
  • Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific
National Mark Coulton MP
  • Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment
Liberal Senator Linda Reynolds CSC
  • Assistant Minister for Home Affairs
Liberal Sarah Henderson MP
  • Assistant Minister for Social Services, Housing and Disability Services
LNP Michelle Landry MP
  • Assistant Minister for Children and Families
Liberal Senator Richard Colbeck
  • Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources


  1. ^ Doherty, Ben (2018-08-24). "Australia's new PM is Scott Morrison as moderate Malcolm Turnbull is forced out". the Guardian. Retrieved 2018-08-24.
  2. ^ "Scott Morrison sworn in as Australia's 30th prime minister". SBS News. 24 August 2018.
  3. ^ Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (26 August 2018). "Morrison Ministry" (PDF) (Press release). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  4. ^ Brown, Greg (26 August 2018). "Scott Morrison unveils new-look cabinet". The Australian.