Malcolm Turnbull unveils new-look Cabinet for 2018
19 December, 2017, 11:19 | Author: Kristen Ingram
Social Services Minister Christian Porter will become the Attorney-General.
The decision for Brandis to replace Alexander Downer is expected to be confirmed in a reshuffle by Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday, according to News Corp.
The move comes as Mr Turnbull ends the year with the Coalition trailing a two-party preference vote of 53 per cent to 47 per cent - the same as last year's Newspoll.
Michaelia Cash became minister for jobs and innovation, while Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce took responsibility for infrastructure and transport instead of agriculture.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton will head the new Home Affairs department, in charge of national security policies, reports Efe news.
Kelly O'Dwyer will be the new minister for women.
Liberal MPs Craig Laundy, Jane Prentice, Zed Seselja, Dan Tehan and Michael Keenan all scored promotions in the new ministerial line-up, while Alan Tudge will make a sideways step to become Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs.
New deputy Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie is expected to be promoted to cabinet in the shake-up, to take the spot left by Fiona Nash who was disqualified for being a dual citizen.
The prime minister is also understood to be considering returning former minister Sussan Ley to the ministry.
"We wish him all the best in his recovery", Mr Turnbull told reporters in Sydney.
Senator Brandis has often been regarded as one of Parliament's more reserved characters.
He will exit on a high note, after almost 18 years in Parliament, having helped lead the case for the historic legalisation of same-sex marriage and having introduced a sweeping package of laws created to curb foreign interference in Australia's democratic systems and processes.
"It is a very, very important time in the history of the United Kingdom and there is a lot at stake for Australia in our relations with the UK", Mr Turnbull said.
Senator Brandis' Senate seat is likely to be contested by a Melbourne Cup field of candidates, including former Queensland state ministers Lawrence Springborg and Scott Emerson, and former senator Jo Lindgren.
Abbas also signed 22 agreements and worldwide treaties to strengthen the legal status of the state of Palestine on a global scale. Trump has tasked his son-in-law Jared Kushner with mediating peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
They were able to get a big-time win in Philadelphia on Friday night after they beat the Sixers in a triple-overtime thriller. Kevin Love enters the game fresh off two straight double-doubles, so the short-handed Jazz have their work cut out for them.
It "might as well have had "Made in Iran" stickers" on it, she said, adding that Iran was violating United Nations resolutions . The American said: "All of these weapons include parts made in Iran, some by Iran's government defence industry".
Firmino nearly doubled that lead with an effort which deflected wide after excellent work by the ever-dangerous Salah. Yet, despite his red-hot form, manager Klopp was reluctant to single out the 25-year-old for praise.
The Dodgers appeared in their first World Series since 1988 but ultimately fell to the Houston Astros in Game Seven. He went on the DL three times last season, when he was limited to 19 appearances and went 6-4 with a 3.98 ERA.
The Camden firm had adjusted earnings before interest and taxes, or EBIT, of $1.49 billion, for fiscal 2017, a 2 percent gain. ENERGY: Benchmark U.S. crude added 23 cents to $57.53 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Mr Harbor said IMPACT had spoken to senior Ryanair management, telling them they were ready to meet them at any time. On Friday, the Irish carrier announced for the first time in its 32 year history that it would recognise unions.
The natural disaster was felt across the island as Indonesian authorities reported a quake of similar magnitude offshore of Java. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.5 with a depth of 91.9 km, Xinhua news agency reported.
Snow may hit Jersey Shore Friday
Gischlar says road pavement temperatures are around freezing meaning pre-treating roads with salt will be effective. A Winter Weather Advisory for snow means periods of snow will cause primarily travel difficulties.
NASA discovers new planet using Google AI
The Kepler telescope is in its twilight years. "I'm sure there are more firsts in the data waiting for people to find them". And these planets resemble those around us: rocky planets circling in orbit near the star, with gas giants farther away.
Oil prices up slightly on pipeline outage support
The gravity of the Forties outage was magnified by an explosion one day later at a key hub for Russian gas imports into Europe. Oil prices climbed on Thursday as a pipeline shutdown in the United Kingdom's North Sea continued to lift the prices.