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Hunt out, Sinodinos in

Friday, 20 Jan 2017

IA

 Australia has a new Innovation minister.  

Arthur Sinodinos has been announced as Australia’s new Innovation minister.

He replaces Greg Hunt who has taken the Health portfolio left vacant by departing minister Sussan Ley. She resigned last week following scrutiny over accusations she used a tax-payer funded work trip to purchase an investment unit on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull formally announced the appointment of Sinodinos as the Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, earlier this morning.

“This portfolio is critical to generating the jobs of the future,” said Turnbull who laregly based his last election campaign on Australia's need to drive innovation.

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