Energy a focus in post-election cabinet re-shuffle

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced his new ministry, and connecting energy and climate policies are among his priorities.

One of the biggest moves within Cabinet include Josh Frydenberg taking Greg Hunt’s Environment portfolio which has been renamed the Environment and Energy portfolio. Mr Hunt has been moved to Pyne’s former ministerial position looking after the Industry, Innovation and Energy portfolio.

When announcing the new ministry team, Mr Turnbull talked largely about renewable energy, saying he envisions new jobs and investment in the renewable sector, and will need a better policy than the existing “direct action” to meet global emissions targets.