WINNERSBILL SHORTENPromoted to cabinet as Employment and Workplace Relations Minister, retains Financial Services and Superannuation.Arguably the biggest winner. One of the governments best communicators, this power broker of the Victorian Right is hugely ambitious, but outspoken in his loyalty to Gillard.GREG COMBETGains Industry and Innovation and retains Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.The former ACTU secretary, member of the Left and future leadership contender rewarded for getting the carbon tax through the Parliament.NICOLA ROXONBecomes the nations first female Attorney-General. Strong performer in health, she is well-qualified for the job of first law officer and deserving of promotion. A member of the Victorian Right who is not known as a factional player.TANYA PLIBERSEKPromoted to cabinet as Health Minister.Prominent Left figure from Sydney, cut-through communicator and regular on the ABCs Q&A. Wins her third promotion in four years.MARK BUTLERPromoted to cabinet as the Mental Health and Ageing Minister, with additional responsibility as Social Inclusion Minister.Another who has made an impact since being elected in 2007. A former union official from the Left in South Australia with honours degrees in law, arts and international relations.JULIE COLLINSElevated to the ministry as Minister for Community Services, Minister for Indigenous Employment and Economic Development and Minister for the Status of Women.Another fresh face, this Tasmanian left-winger has been rewarded for a solid performance as a parliamentary secretary.MARK ARBIBBecomes Assistant Treasurer, Minister for Small Business and Manager of Government Business in the Senate and retains the Sport portfolio. One of the faceless men from who brought down Kevin Rudd takes another step towards being a serious politician. Critics will question whether it is more a reward for loyalty than runs on the policy board.JASON CLAREBecomes Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice. From the NSW Right, he showed his skills as a communicator during the ALP national conference.BRENDAN OCONNORAppointed as Minister for Human Services and Minister Assisting for School Education after being responsible for dealing with asylum seeker boat arrivals. A close friend of Gillard since university days and member of the Left.LOSERSROBERT McCLELLANDMoves from being Attorney-General to become Minister for Emergency Management and Minister for Housing and Homelessness.This NSW right-winger keeps his seat, assumes a lower profile role. Another who hasstruggled to inflict damage on the Opposition.KIM CARRThe only clear demotion, yet he keeps responsibility for manufacturing and becomesMinister for Defence Materiel.This stalwart of the Victorian Left backed the change to Gillard. His demotion invites the conclusion that he has been punished for associating with Rudd and/or failing to make an impact in the media. CHRIS EVANSMoves from the high-profile workplace portfolio, retains Tertiary Education and Skillsand gains Science and Research. A West Australian from the Left who is stronger on policy than communication.THE FULL CABINET Julia Gillard: Prime Minister Wayne Swan: Deputy Prime Minister, Treasurer Chris Evans: Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research Government leader in the Senate. Stephen Conroy: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Minister Assisting Prime Minister on Digital Productivity, Deputy Leader of government in the Senate. Simon Crean: Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, Arts Kevin Rudd: Foreign Affairs Stephen Smith: Defence, deputy leader of the house Chris Bowen: Immigration and Citizenship Anthony Albanese: Infrastructure and Transport, Leader of the house. Nicola Roxon: Attorney-General Jenny Macklin: Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Disability Reform Tony Burke: Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities Penny Wong: Finance and Deregulation Peter Garrett: School Education, Early Childhood and Youth Robert McClelland: Housing, Homelessness, Emergency Management, vice-president of the Executive Council. Joe Ludwig: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Minister Assisting on Queensland Flood Recovery. Martin Ferguson: Resources and Energy, Tourism. Craig Emerson: Trade Greg Combet: Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Industry and Innovation. Tanya Plibersek: Health Bill Shorten: Employment and Workplace Relations, Financial Services and Superannuation. Mark Butler: Mental health and Ageing, Social Inclusion.
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