Tuesday, 19 July 2016 07:48

Hunt finds himself appointed Innovation Minister

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The wash-up from the federal election has seen the appointment of Greg Hunt as Minister for Innovation, Industry and Science.

His predecessor, Christopher Pyne, is the new Minister for Defence Industry.

Hunt will be joined by Craig Laundy (Liberal member for the NSW electorate of Reid) as Assistant Minister for Innovation, replacing Wyatt Roy (former LNP member for the Queensland electorate of Longman and the youngest person to be elected to an Australian parliament) who lost his seat at the election.

The new ministry sees Dan Tehan remaining as Minister for Veterans Affairs and taking on the additional roles of Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security and Minister for Defence Personnel.

The new front bench will be sworn in today.

Former prime minister Tony Abbott remains on the back bench.

Image: Takver [CC BY-SA 2.0] via Flickr


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Stephen Withers

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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