Changes to Australian Immigration Portfolio

January 26, 2007


Australian Prime Minister John Howard has announced the following changes to the Immigration Portfolio:

  • Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone has been dropped from Cabinet along with Vocational & Technical Education Minister Gary Hardgrave.
  • Employment & Workplace Relations Minister Kevin Andrews has been moved to Immigration & Citizenship. Teresa Gambaro will become Partliamentary Secretary to the Minister.
  • Andrew Robb was promoted to the Vocational Education portfolio.
  • Mr Howard has renamed the Department of Immigration and Multi-Cultural Affairs (DIMA) and it is now to be known as the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC).

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