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New safety Minister appointed

New safety Minister appointed

New safety Minister appointed

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A new Federal Minister responsible for work health and safety has been appointed this week.

Senator Michaelia Cash was appointed as the Employment Minister following the recent change in the Australian Prime Ministership and subsequent Federal Cabinet reshuffle.

Senator Cash replaces Eric Abetz, who had held the portfolio since the election of the Coalition in 2013.

Before stepping into the Employment portfolio, Senator Cash was the Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women.

In addition to Employment, she has also been appointed to the reinstated portfolio of Minister for Women, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service.

Before entering parliament, Senator Cash worked as a Senior Associate for law firm Freehills from 1999 to 2008. She holds an Honours Degree in Law from the University of London and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Western Australia.

For more details, visit the Parliament of Australia

Published on 24 September 2015 in the NSCA Foundation Safe-T-Bulletin enewsletter – available free every fortnight direct to your email. Subscribe online today.

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