Australian PM Announces Ministry Changes

October 7, 2020 Updated: October 8, 2020

A number of key positions in the Morrison government will change later this month when Mathias Cormann is nominated for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) boss.

Morrison Ministry Changes

* Mathias Cormann to retire as finance minister and government Senate leader and quit parliament on Oct. 30. He will be nominated by Australia to be OECD secretary-general.

* Simon Birmingham to take on both roles at that time, adding them to his current role as trade minister.

* Michaelia Cash to be deputy government Senate leader, taking over from Senator Birmingham.

* Wider ministry reshuffle to occur after parliament rises for the year on Dec. 10.

By Paul Osborne