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Date formed  18 September 2013
Head of government  Tony Abbott
No. of ministers  30
Date dissolved  15 September 2015
Deputy head of government  Warren Truss
Abbott Ministry
Head of state  Queen Elizabeth II (represented by Dame Quentin Bryce, later Sir Peter Cosgrove)

The Abbott Ministry (Liberal–National Coalition) was the 69th ministry of the Government of Australia. It succeeded the Second Rudd Ministry after a federal election that took place on 7 September 2013. It was led by the then Prime Minister, Tony Abbott.


Abbott announced his first ministry on 16 September 2013, and the ministry was sworn in by the Governor-General on 18 September. Abbott expressed regret at the low number of women in cabinet, but still received strong criticism on the lack of female representation in the ministry, including from members of his own party. Abbott added a second woman to his cabinet in Sussan Ley following a reshuffle announced on 21 December 2014, and sworn in on 23 December.

Following the defeat of Abbott by Malcolm Turnbull in the Liberal leadership spill of 14 September 2015, the ministry was replaced by the First Turnbull Ministry.

First Arrangement

The initial arrangement of the Abbott Ministry remained virtuallya unchanged from the initial swearing-in of the Cabinet on 18 September 2013 until the reshuffle that was announced on 23 December 2014.

Second Arrangement

The second arrangement of the Abbott Ministry was sworn in on 23 December 2014 following a reshuffle announced on 21 December.

Second Arrangement

The whips of the House of Representatives were rearranged following Tony Abbott's sacking of Phillip Ruddock on 13 February 2015.


Abbott Ministry Wikipedia

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