Canberra, ACT

21 December 2017

On Wednesday 20 December 2017, at Government House, Canberra, the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), presided at meetings of the Federal Executive Council.

Afterwards, the Governor-General issued the Instruments of Appointment of Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries to their respective offices.

Later, the Governor-General hosted a ceremony at which Oaths and Affirmations of Office and Executive Councilor were issued to the newly appointed Ministers, Assistant Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries: The Honourable Barnaby Joyce MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport; Senator the Honourable Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance and Special Minister of State; Senator the Honourable Bridget McKenzie, Minister for Rural Health, Minister for Sport and Minister for Regional Communications; the Honourable Peter Dutton MP, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection; the Honourable Greg Hunt MP, Minister for Health; Senator the Honourable Michaelia Cash, Minister for Jobs and Innovation; the Honourable Christian Porter MP, Attorney-General; the Honourable Kelly O’Dwyer MP, Minister for Revenue and Financial Services and Minister for Women; the Honourable Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Human Services; the Honourable Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Social Services; the Honourable Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government; the Honourable David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources; the Honourable Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities; the Honourable Alan Tudge MP, Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs; the Honourable Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity; the Honourable Michael McCormack MP, Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel; the Honourable Craig Laundy MP, Minister for Small and Family Business, Workplace and Deregulation; the Honourable Alex Hawke MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Home Affairs; the Honourable Luke Hartsuyker MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment; the Honourable Dr David Gillespie MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services; Senator the Honourable Zed Seselja, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Jobs and Innovation; the Honourable Melissa Price MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for the Environment and Energy; the Honourable David Coleman MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance; the Honourable Damian Drum MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Prime Minister and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.