I am grateful to the Prime Minister for the opportunity to serve in the Home Affairs portfolio following my swearing-in this morning at Government House.
The swearing-in today will allow me to travel to the Gold Coast to attend the Five Country Ministerial meeting.
I want to acknowledge the efforts of Angus Taylor, Alan Tudge and Alex Hawke who contributed significantly to the success of this portfolio in recent years. We worked well together and I was very proud of the work we undertook as a team.
David Coleman and Linda Reynolds will be a great asset to the Home Affairs portfolio and I look forward to working closely with them to continue the success of recent years.
I am pleased David will take on Immigration as there is a significant body of work underway in that area.
I will assume the responsibilities previously handled by Angus Taylor including cyber security and critical infrastructure.
Linda Reynolds will work closely with David and I across a number of portfolio responsibilities.
Most importantly, I again pay tribute to the officers across the intelligence and law enforcement agencies who work every day to keep Australia safe and secure.