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New Australian Prime Minister promotes more women in cabinet

New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull poses with his new women cabinet ministers after their swearing in ceremony at Government House in Canberra on September 21, 2015. Turnbull defended his major cabinet shake-up and said if the percentage of women in parliament had been higher he could have appointed more to key roles.

New Australian Prime Minister promotes more women in cabinet
New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (front C) poses for a photo with his new women cabinet ministers, (front, L-R) Defence Minister Marise Payne, Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, Minister for Small Business, Kelly O'Dwyer and Minister of Women, Michaelia Cash, after their swearing in ceremony at Government House in Canberra on September 21, 2015. New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended his major cabinet shake-up and said if the percentage of women in parliament had been higher he could have appointed more to key roles. (AFP/Getty Images)
New Australian Prime Minister promotes more women in cabinet
New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull (front C) poses for a photo with his new women cabinet ministers, (front, L-R) Defence Minister Marise Payne, Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop, Minister for Small Business, Kelly O'Dwyer and Minister of Women, Michaelia Cash, after their swearing in ceremony at Government House in Canberra on September 21, 2015. New Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull defended his major cabinet shake-up and said if the percentage of women in parliament had been higher he could have appointed more to key roles. (AFP/Getty Images)
New Australian Prime Minister promotes more women in cabinet
Minister for Small Business Kelly O'Dwyer arrives for photographs during the offical Swearing-in ceremony of the New Turnbull Ministry at Government House on September 21, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new look front bench on Sunday. (Getty Images)
New Australian Prime Minister promotes more women in cabinet
Minister for Small Business Kelly O'Dwyer is sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Turnbull Government at Government House on September 21, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new look front bench on Sunday. (Getty Images)
New Australian Prime Minister promotes more women in cabinet
Minister for Small Business Kelly O'Dwyer is congratulated by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Turnbull Government at Government House on September 21, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new look front bench on Sunday. (Getty Images)
New Australian Prime Minister promotes more women in cabinet
Assistant Minister for Science Karen Andrews, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources Anne Ruston, Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash, Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, ÜDefence Minister Marise Payne, ealth and Sport Minister Sussan Ley, Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Assistant Treasurer, Small Business Minister Kelly O'Dwyer and Employment Minister, Minister for Women and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service Michaelia Cash pose for photos during the official Swearing-in ceremony of the New Turnbull Ministry at Government House on September 21, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a new look front bench on Sunday. (Getty Images)