Greg Hunt remains in health as PM unveils new ministry

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Greg Hunt is back as health minister with Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirming his reappointment a short time ago.

He has also been made Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service and Cabinet.

Senator Richard Colbeck is the aged care minister along with youth and sport.

Mr Hunt, who was first appointed to the health portfolio in January 2017, comfortably held his Victorian seat of Flinders at last week's election that saw the surprise re-election of the Coalition.

He is one of several ministers to remain in their pre-election portfolios, along with Josh Frydenburg in treasury, Mathias Cormann in finance, attorney general Christian Porter, Marise Payne in foreign affairs, Peter Dutton in home affairs and Simon Birmingham in trade.

Ken Wyatt has become the first indigenous cabinet minister in Australian history while Karen Andrews remains in the industry and innovation portfolio.

Former health minister Sussan Ley has returned to the ministry in the environment portfolio.

The prime minister has Stuart Robert as Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and Government Services. Linda Reynolds is the new defence minister.  

Mr Hunt will turn his attention to staffing arrangements following the departure of long-term chief of staff Wendy Black and Nick Henry's move to the TGA. 

Sam Develin had pre-election policy responsibility for the PBS and private health insurance.

The minister will also be focused on addressing a range of issues left unresolved before the election, including impacting the private health sector.