Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Reuters Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Reuters
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Reuters

Australia gets its first female defence minister as new PM Malcolm Turnbull promotes more women in Cabinet

Turnbull, the former communications minister, replaced his predecessor Tony Abbott as prime minister in a surprise leadership vote of the ruling Liberal Party lawmakers on Monday night.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Reuters Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Reuters
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Reuters
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