Australia—Defense Minister To Step Down After Next Elections

Sydney Morning Herald | 03/04/2019

Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne has announced that he will retire from politics, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. Pyne will remain in his post until federal elections in May. In addition, Defense Industry Minister Steve Ciobo also announced his resignation. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has chosen Sen. Linda Reynolds, the first woman to reach the rank of brigadier in the army reserve, to replace Ciobo. Should the coalition led by Morrison retain power after the elections,...

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