Busy Brandis faces a balancing act with Arts and AG

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The new Minister for the Arts is also the Attorney-General. It gives the portfolio seniority but the Minister other priorities.

The appointment of Senator George Brandis as Tony Abbott’s first Arts Minister surprises no-one. It’s in keeping with the make-up of the Coalition’s shadow cabinet before the election, and with the new Prime Minister’s promise to be a 'no surprises' government.

Ben Eltham

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