National Oct 9, 2015

Only 35.4% support Abe's Cabinet reshuffle, poll finds

Only 35.4 percent of the public support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet reshuffle conducted Wednesday, while 40.1 percent do not, a Kyodo News poll showed Thursday. Support for Abe's Cabinet, however, rose 5.9 percentage points from September to 44.8 percent. The disapproval rating stood at ...

Abbott drops defense minister during Cabinet reshuffle

World / Politics Dec 21, 2014

Abbott drops defense minister during Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Social Services Minister Kevin Andrews will replace David Johnston as defense minister as he announced his first changes to the Cabinet. Josh Frydenberg becomes assistant treasurer, replacing Arthur Sinodinos, who stepped down last week. Health Minister Peter Dutton will take ...

National / Politics Aug 20, 2014

Cabinet may top record for women

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to have at least five female ministers in his Cabinet following a reshuffle that will take place in the first week of September, according to government and ruling party sources. Abe recently told his close aides that he wants to ...