Hunt resumes Health, Colbeck steps up for aged care

Greg Hunt has retained his position as Minister for Health in the newly elected Coalition government, with an extra role as assistant minister for the public service and cabinet.

Former Aged Care Minister Ken Wyatt has been promoted to cabinet as Minister for Indigenous Affairs, the first Indigenous person to hold the role.

Mr Wyatt's former portfolio of aged care has been transferred to Tasmanian Senator Richard Colbeck, who also gains senior Australians, youth and sport to the wide portfolio.

With former Communications Minister Mitch Fifield heading to the United Nations, the responsibility for the roll-out of the NBN has been given to former Optus executive Paul Fletcher.

Karen Andrews retains her role as Minister for Science and Technology.

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