New Minister for the Arts but Education remains the same

Australian PM Scott Morrison has announced a reshuffle of his cabinet. While Dan Tehan remains Minister for Education, there is a new face fronting the arts portfolio. Former Arts Minister Mitch Fifield is expected to take up a diplomatic posting and Paul Fletcher will be appointed as Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts.

NSW-based Fletcher has held a number of ministerial positions since 2013, most recently as Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Cities and Minister for Families and Social Services from August 2018. With a pre-parliamentary background in Law, Minister Fletcher has been involved in several communications and cyber security committees since commencing his parliamentary career.