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Women promoted in Turnbull's extensive Cabinet reshuffle

Number of women increased from two to five; some key Abbott allies from party's right wing left out

Canberra

NEW Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull appointed Australia's first female defence minister on Sunday as he filled more key posts with women in a "very extensive" Cabinet reshuffle, days after ousting Tony Abbott in a party coup.

Mr Turnbull, a 60-year-old multimillionaire