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Australian PM’s New Cabinet Takes a Step Toward Gender Equality

  • PM Albanese’s ministry will have a historic number of women
  • Former government had nine women in a 24-member cabinet
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WATCH: Australia’s new cabinet was sworn in with a record number of women in ministerial roles, including the country’s first ever Muslim ministers.Source: Bloomberg

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will have a record number of female ministers in his new cabinet, which is shaping up to become one of the most diverse governments in the country’s history.

There will be ten women sworn in as ministers, taking up key portfolios of foreign affairs, finance, home affairs and environment while an indigenous Australian woman heads the indigenous affairs ministry for the first time ever. This is one more female minister compared to the previous government.