Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has unveiled his new ministry, introducing a new portfolio to oversee cyber security.
Clare O’Neil has been announced as minister for home affairs and minister for cyber security during a press conference by Prime Minister Albanese this evening.
Minister O’Neil succeeds former Minister Karen Andrews, who also supported the implementation of much of the previous government’s cyber security policy as home affairs minister.
The former government did not have a separate minister for cyber security, with Prime Minister Albanese also confirming that Minister O’Neil will now join him in cabinet.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister Richard Marles has been named as the new minister for defence, succeeding Peter Dutton in the portfolio.
Minister Marles had served as shadow minister for defence for a stint in opposition but was replaced prior to the election by Brendan O’Connor after being elevated to deputy leader of the Labor Party.