Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds demoted as PM reshuffles cabinet with ‘fresh lens’ on women

Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds demoted as PM reshuffles cabinet with ‘fresh lens’ on women

The Guardian

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Scott Morrison announces new taskforce for women that aims to ‘shake up what needs to be shaken up’ as part of ministerial reshuffle

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has attempted to circumvent a political crisis engulfing the Coalition over its treatment of women by unveiling a new front bench aimed at elevating the female “perspective”.

Morrison said on Monday the reshuffle would “shake up what needs to be shaken up” and provide a “fresh lens” to achieve change for women, but he defied calls to dump ministers Christian Porter and Linda Reynolds from the front bench, with the pair to remain in cabinet in new portfolios.

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