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Hunt brought in to lead science policy reforms

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has made minor but significant changes to his cabinet, naming one of the coalition’s toughest operators, Greg Hunt, as the new science minister.

South Australian senator Simon Birmingham stays with education, but Christopher Pyne shifts from industry and science to the newly created portfolio of Defence Industry.

Hunt’s move to the industry, innovation and science portfolio clearly signals that the Turnbull government intends to forge ahead with major reforms to higher education and the federal grants system.

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