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Appointment as Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia

20 September 2015

I am humbled to be appointed Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.

It is a great privilege to be able to serve in Prime Minister Turnbull’s Cabinet in this capacity.

I would like to pay tribute to the Hon Ian Macfarlane MP for his outstanding service over many years in this portfolio.

I would also like to thank the Hon Joe Hockey MP, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, the Hon Bruce Billson MP and the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP. It has been an honour to work alongside you during my time as Assistant Treasurer.

I look forward to working hard to ensure our nation has a productive and innovative resources and energy sector and a Northern Australia which fully capitalises on its enormous potential.