In his first day as Defence Minister, Kevin Andrews has hit a landmine of his own making.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has been forced to defend the Prime Minister's views on women after Tony Abbott nominated repealing the carbon tax as his biggest contribution for women in 2014.
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Prime Minister Tony Abbott has unveiled sweeping changes to his front bench, appointing Scott Morrison to a super-sized social services portfolio and handing him a key role in driving the government's economic agenda next year.
Who's who in the Abbott government ministry.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has declared the repeal of the carbon tax as his biggest contribution for women in 2014.
Fisheries and climate change, gender equality and even trade are not priority foreign affairs and development issues for the Abbott government if its latest round of Australia Awards Fellowships is any guide.
It must have been awkward, all this time, commencing cabinet meetings with the greeting: "Good morning, lady and gentlemen".
Sussan Ley has become the second woman in cabinet, while gaffe-prone defence minister David Johnston is demoted.
Every asylum seeker child on Christmas Island has been transferred to a Darwin detention centre, as promised by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison in his negoitations with Senate crossbenchers.