It must have been awkward, all this time, commencing cabinet meetings with the greeting: "Good morning, Lady and gentlemen".
Now the Prime Minister has doubled his number of female ministers, from one to two, he can amend his opening line to reflect the tremendous lady-abundance we now have on the front bench.
In a 100 per cent increase in female cabinet representation, Sussan Ley was promoted from Assistant Education Minister to Health Minister. She will also be responsible for Sport. She joins the Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop.
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