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With a new government and a new ministry, changes are being made to government services.

Full details will be released later today, but some major steps have already been flagged by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese.

The new Department of Labor after being sworn in at Government House on Wednesday morning.Credit:James Brickwood

Attorney General Marc Dreyfus will now have responsibility for the Australian Federal Police, moving the force out of home affairs. The Attorney General’s Department will also be responsible for criminal law enforcement and policy more generally.

The Ministry of Interior will be responsible for natural disaster response and mitigation, including the National Recovery and Resilience Agency.


That means Claire O’Neilthe new Minister of the Interior and the senator Murray Wattthe new Minister of Emergency Management, will have shared oversight.

The Labor government will also create new ministries.

There will be a new Ministry of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water, and a new Ministry of Employment and Workplace Relations will administer workplace relations, jobs , skills and training programs.

The Department of Health is also being renamed the Department of Health and Aged Care, while the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications will see the Arts added to its remit.

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