Tony Abbott has unveiled his first ministry with West Australians among the big winners in the line-up.
At his first press conference since taking power on September 7, Mr Abbott said the new ministry was a "team to provide strong and stable government".
“I’m proud to lead a great team," Mr Abbott said.
He said his ministry was one of the most experienced to take office, with many having previous periods as ministers in the Howard Government.
The Prime Minister-elect also took the opportunity to streamline ministerial responsibilities and titles. Instead of Labor’s approach of having several ministers with overlapping responsibilities in health or education and “grandiose titles”, Mr Abbott said he wanted to have “clear lines of authority”.
As revealed in The West Australian today, WA Senator Mathias Cormann has been promoted into the Cabinet to become Finance Minister.
He had been the coalition’s assistant treasurer and superannuation spokesman.
Another West Australian Senator, Michaelia Cash, is promoted into the outer ministry as Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.
As expected, Liberal Party deputy leader and Curtin MP Julie Bishop becomes Foreign Affairs Minister while Joe Hockey will be Treasurer in the first Abbott Government.
WA Senator David Johnston will become Defence Minister and Stirling MP Michael Keenan keeps the justice portfolio in the outer ministry but loses responsibility for border protection.
In other moves, the coalition’s previous finance spokesman, Andrew Robb, shifts sideways to become Minister for Trade and Investment.
There is no standalone resources and energy minister, with Queensland MP Ian Macfarlane taking on those roles in a super portfolio as Industry Minister.
New Small Business Minister Bruce Billson will sit in Cabinet, while new Health Minister Peter Dutton has also picked up Cabinet.
Other new junior ministers including Nationals Senate deputy leader Fiona Nash as Assistant Minister for Health, South Australian young gun Jamie Briggs as Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and NSW Senator Arthur Sinodinos as Assistant Treasurer.
NSW Senator Marise Payne will become the Human Services Minister, which oversees Centrelink and Medicare.
New parliamentary secretaries include Steve Ciobo (treasury), Paul Fletcher (communications), Michael McCormack (finance) and Josh Frydenberg and Alan Tudge (prime minister).
Several shadow ministers have been demoted to parliamentary secretaries: Bob Baldwin, Brett Mason and Concetta Ferravanti-Wells.
And several shadow parliamentary secretaries have missed out all together, including Canning MP Don Randall.
Bronwyn Bishop will become Speaker of the House.
Ms Bishop is the only woman in Cabinet, with Mr Abbott saying he was "obviously disappointed" there had not been any more elevated.
"Nevertheless, there are some very good and talented women knocking on the door of the Cabinet and there are lots of good and talented women knocking on the door of the ministry so I think you can expect to see, as time goes by, more women in both the Cabinet and the ministry," he said.
Nationals leader and deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss will take over as Transport Minister.
His deputy Barnaby Joyce, who successfully moved from the Senate to the Lower House, will take on the Agriculture portfolio.Parliament’s longest serving MP Philip Ruddock will become the Chief Government Whip, with Mr Abbott saying he would be “tutor in chief” to the new crop of coalition MPs elected on September 7.