Scott Morrison announces Cabinet reshuffle after controversy over the treatment of women in politics.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a highly-anticipated Cabinet reshuffle after his government has been engulfed in scandals stemming from the treatment of women.
Attorney-general Christian Porter and defence minister Linda Reynolds, who have both been on medical leave, will remain in cabinet but in different portfolios.
Porter will lose his job as the nation's first law officer after launching defamation action against the ABC for publishing a historical rape allegation against him, which he strenuously denies. Porter's new role is in the industry and science portfolio.
Michaelia Cash has replaced Porter's role as attorney-general and industrial relations minister.
Senator Reynolds will become government services minister after coming under heavy fire for her handling of Brittany Higgins' rape allegations in 2019.
The former defence minister was forced to apologise after it emerged she called Ms Higgins a "lying cow".
Peter Dutton will replace Linda Reynolds in the defence portfolio.
Brisbane going into 3 day lockdown as of 5pm Monday.
Queensland has recorded 10 new cases of coronavirus, four of which are locally acquired.
Two are linked to the 26-year-old landscaper who tested positive to the highly infectious UK strain on Thursday night. Two of the cases have an unknown origin.
As a result of the growing cluster, Greater Brisbane is to go into a three-day lockdown as of 5pm Monday. Residents will only be allowed to leave the house for essential reasons and exercise. Masks will be mandatory.