13 Feb 2016

New Pacific affairs minister in Australian cabinet reshuffle

7:31 pm on 13 February 2016

Australia's prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced a new minister for international development and the Pacific in a cabinet reshuffle.

Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells takes the position from Steve Ciobo, who is now the Liberal government's trade minister.

Ms Fierravanti-Wells was first elected to the Australian Senate in 2004, after a career as a government lawyer and policy advisor.

Julie Bishop retains the foreign affairs portfolio.