Politics

Scott Morrison tweaks the federal ministry

MAIN CHANGES TO FEDERAL MINISTRY

* Dan Tehan moves to trade while Alan Tudge takes on the education and youth portfolios

* Aged care elevated to cabinet, with Health Minister Greg Hunt to take primary responsibility

* Richard Colbeck demoted to aged care services after overseeing devastating coronavirus outbreaks

* Simon Birmingham confirmed as finance minister

* National security ministers Peter Dutton, Linda Reynolds and Melissa Price will remain in their portfolios

* Former soldier and China critic Andrew Hastie will become assistant defence minister

* Fellow conservative Amanda Stoker will assist the attorney-general, while Zed Seselja takes on international development and the Pacific

* Jane Hume will enter the ministry with responsibility for financial services and the digital economy

* David Coleman will return to parliament and the ministry after a year of personal leave as assistant minister for mental health and suicide prevention

* Alex Hawke will switch to the immigration portfolio

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