Federal cabinet reshuffle imminent over multiple scandals

It looks like a Gold Coast federal MP could be in for a promotion, amid speculation a cabinet reshuffle is imminent.

There are reports the Prime Minister has taken advice from the Solicitor General over the positions of two of his ministers: Attorney-General Christian Porter and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds.

It’s understood both could be moved from their high-ranking positions as soon as this weekend amid their separate scandals.


It comes as Christian Porter prepares to take defamation action against the ABC over historical sexual assault allegations, which has been flagged as a potential conflict of interest.

While Linda Reynolds is in hot water over her extended sick leave during the fall out from the Brittany Higgins sexual assault allegation.

There is speculation that Christian Porter will be swapped with Employment Minister Michaelia Cash, while Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton will come in as Defence Minister.

It could mean Gold Coast MP Stuart Robert comes in as Home Affairs Minister.

An announcement could be made before the weekend.