Joyce axes Chester as Veterans’ Affairs Minister; Andrew Gee is the pea

New Ministry list following restoration of Barnaby Joyce. Darren Chester returns to the back-bench. Andrew Gee becomes Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, including ministerial responsibility for the War Memorial, and for Defence Personnel.

Honest History and Heritage Guardians disagreed with Darren Chester’s position on a number of issues, notably the War Memorial redevelopment, but he was for the most part a good Minister. He was also a decent human being.

Nine Newspapers story from Katina Curtis. Michelle Grattan in The Conversation. Chester statement.

David Stephens

28 June 2021

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