Butler named health and aged care minister

Mark Butler has been named as minister for health and aged care in Anthony Albanese’s new cabinet.

Mr Butler was shadow spokesperson for health for 18 months preceding the election, but has served as a parliamentary secretary for health and a minister for mental health and aged care in previous Labor governments.

Brisbane MP Anika Wells has been appointed at minster for aged care, a position in the outer ministry, while Ged Kearney has been named an assistant minister for health and aged care.

Emma McBride is assistant minister for mental health and assistant minister for rural and regional health, while Malarndirri McCarthy has been tapped as assistant minister for Indigenous health.

Other cabinet ministers include Bill Shorten as minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and government services; Amanda Rishworth as social services minister; Michelle Rowland as minister for communications; and Ed Husic as minister for industry and science.

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Tags: Mark Butler, Anika Wells

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