Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has named his first Ministry, with promotions for Mathias Cormann, Michaelia Cash, Fiona Nash and Marise Payne, but few big surprises.
Mr Abbott's Cabinet will also include just one woman in Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop.
Fairfax reported that the incoming Prime Minister was "obviously disappointed" that there were not more women in Cabinet but said there were some "very good and talented women knocking on the door" of the Government's top decision-making body.
Senator Cormann from Western Australia has taken the leap from Shadow Assistant Treasurer to Finance Minister.
Senator Cash moves from a Shadow Parliamentary Secretary role to Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection while Nationals Deputy Leader in the Senate, Fiona Nash, also moves from a Shadow Parliamentary Secretary position to Assistant Minister for Health.
NSW Senator Marise Payne has also been promoted from Opposition spokesperson on Indigenous Development to Minister for Human Services - one of the most senior of the outer ministry positions.
Mr Abbott said he had asked Governor-General Quentin Bryce for his ministerial team to be sworn in on Wednesday.
Victorian MPs Josh Frydenberg and Alan Tudge will take on the roles of Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.
NSW Senator Arthur Sinodinos, who was tipped to take on the Finance Minister role, has been promoted to the outer ministry as Assistant Treasurer.
Andrew Robb - who held the finance portfolio in opposition - has been made Minister for Trade and Investment.
Nationals Deputy Leader, Barnaby Joyce has been appointed Agriculture Minister, ousting his Nationals colleague John Cobb from the ministry
Sport has been elevated toa Cabinet level, with Health Minister, Peter Dutton adding sport to his responsibilities.
Luke Hartsuyker held the youth and sport portfolio in opposition, but has now received the role of Assistant Minister for Employment.
Mr Abbott said ministerial titles would be more simple.
Despite holding the Opposition portfolios of climate action, environment and heritage, Greg Hunt has been made Minister for the Environment.
Bronwyn Bishop will be the new Speaker, which will need to be endorsed by the Liberal party room as a formality.
Philip Ruddock, who was Immigration Minister in the Howard Government and has been appointed Chief Government Whip.
Other senior positions in Mr Abbott's frontbench line-up remain essentially unchanged from Opposition. Joe Hockey has been appointed Treasurer, while Eric Abetz keeps Employment, George Brandis will be Attorney-General, Christopher Pyne will be Education Minister and Malcolm Turnbull keeps Communications.
For a full list of the Ministry go to this PS News link.
Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott announces his Cabinet.
Edition 379, 17 September 2013