Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has announced his first Federal Government Ministry. Mr Abbott said the incoming Coalition Government will restore strong, stable and accountable government to build a more prosperous Australia.

Mr Abbott said this afternoon that Mr Scott Morrison MP would be Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Senator Michaelia Cash would be Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.

“This is a strong team to stop the boats,” he said. “Recognising its key role in border protection, Customs will be in this portfolio.”

Senator Cash will also be appointed as Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women.

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