On 29 March, 2021 Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced his new Cabinet and Ministry and a new Cabinet Taskforce for Women. The changes include the creation of three new portfolio roles in respect to women’s issues:
- Senator Anne Ruston, the Minister for Families and Social Services will take on the newly created Cabinet role of Minister for Women’s Safety.
- Senator Jane Hume, the Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy, will take on the new portfolio of Minister for Women’s Economic Security.
- Senator Amanda Stoker, the Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General and the Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations, will add the new role of Assistant Minister for Women to her portfolio responsibilities.
The new Ministry includes the creation of the Cabinet Taskforce on Women’s Equality, Safety, Economic Security, Health and Wellbeing.
The taskforce will be co-chaired by Prime Minister Scott Morrison MP and Minister for Women and Foreign Affairs, Senator Marise Payne. The ten other members are comprised of all seven other women in the Ministry and three senior Cabinet ministers:
- Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack MP (Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development)
- Josh Frydenberg MP (Treasurer)
- Senator Simon Birmingham (Minister for Finance)
- Senator Michaelia Cash (Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations)
- Senator Amanda Stoker (Assistant Minister for Women, Assistant Minister to the Attorney-General and Assistant Minister for Industrial Relations)
- Senator Jane Hume (Minister for Women’s Economic Security, Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy)
- Senator Anne Ruston (Minister for Women’s Safety and Minister for Families and Social Services)
- Michelle Landry MP (Assistant Minister for Children/Families)
- Melissa Price MP (Minister for Defence Industry)
Senator Linda Reynolds (Minister for Government Services and Minister for the NDIS)