Australian defense minister says loses portfolio under new PM

September 20, 2015 5:06 AM

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CANBERRA Australian Defense Minister Kevin Andrews confirmed on Sunday that he had lost his portfolio under new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, saying he was disappointed his offer to work with the new Liberal leader had been refused.

Andrews, who joined parliament in 1991, held the defense portfolio for less than a year and had been talked about as one of the most high profile losers in Turnbull's new cabinet, due to be announced later on Sunday.

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