It is a great honour to be appointed Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Materiel by the Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP.

I am humbled by this appointment, but excited to be asked to serve in Prime Minister Turnbull’s Ministry.

As Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, it is vital that we never forget the service and sacrifice of the men and women who served our country.

As Minister for Defence Materiel, I look forward to assisting the Minister for Defence in overseeing defence procurement, project and sustainment management, materiel engineering and logistics.

I would like to thank the people of Wannon as without their support it would not be possible to serve as a Minister. I look forward to continuing to deliver positive outcomes for my electorate and ensuring their views are strongly represented in the Australian Parliament.

I also look forward to continuing my work supporting the Turnbull government’s agenda of growth and innovation which will help secure our prosperity for the future.

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