Today I announce the following changes to the Coalition Shadow Ministry.

Senator the Hon. Sarah Henderson will become the Shadow Minister for Education. I know Sarah will continue her outstanding advocacy and dedication to the cause in the shadow education portfolio, just as she has in the shadow communications portfolio.

I am pleased to announce the Hon. David Coleman MP will return to the Coalition frontbench to become the Shadow Minister for Communications. David has been a fine contributor for the Coalition, and as a former minister, I know he will take up this role with his customary diligence.

These new appointments will strengthen the Coalition’s representation in critical portfolio areas. I look forward to continuing to work with Senator Henderson and Mr Coleman as they carry out their new roles.

I again thank the Hon. Alan Tudge MP for his service to the Coalition team since his election in 2010. He departs the parliament with the Coalition’s best wishes for his future endeavours.

My strong Coalition team will continue their hard work and their unity in holding the government to account.

I can assure all Australians that the Coalition will continue to focus on delivering positive plans and policies for the future of our country in 2023 and in the lead-up to the next election.