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).