Several firsts in Albanese’s new frontbench sworn in today

A record number of women have been sworn in for Anthony Albanese's first cabinet as prime minister.

Included among the federal ministry are the first Indigenous woman to serve as minister, and the first Muslim ministers.

Linda Burney has taken office as the first Indigenous woman to be Minister for Indigenous Australians.

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Governor-General David Hurley congratulates new Indigenous Affairs minister Linda Burney.

Burney's voice was clearly full of emotion as she took the oath of office, and she was given a ringing round of applause by her colleagues.

"You'd better stop, or I may not be able to go on," Albanese joked.

Burney's predecessor in the office, Liberal MP Ken Wyatt, was the first Indigenous MP and first Indigenous minister in Australian history.

She will likely face high-profile scrutiny, given Albanese's commitment to implementing the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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Ed Husic is the first Muslim to serve in the federal cabinet.

Cowan MP Anne Aly took her oath of office with a Koran in hand.

Aly is the first Muslim woman to serve on a government's front bench.

She is the new Minister for Early Childhood Education and Minister for Youth.

Meanwhile, Ed Husic became the first Muslim man to join the cabinet.

The new Labor frontbench

Richard Marles has been sworn in as deputy prime minister and the minister for defence.

Penny Wong will be the senate leader and the minister for foreign affairs.

Don Farrell will be the deputy senate leader, the minister for trade and tourism and the special minister of state.

Jim Chalmers will be the treasurer, while Senator Katy Gallagher will be the minister for finance, minister for the public service and the minister for women.

Tony Burke will be the leader of the house as well as the minister for employment and workplace relations and the minister for arts.

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Newly sworn in ministers Tanya Plibersek, Penny Wong and Jason Clare - holding his baby Atticus.

Mark Butler will be the deputy leader of the house and minister for health and aged care.

Chris Bowen will be the minister for climate change and energy.

Tanya Plibersek will be the minister for the environment and water.

Catherine King will be the minister for infrastructure, transport, regional development and local government.

Amanda Rishworth will be the minister for social services, while Bill Shorten will be the minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme and government services.

Mark Dreyfus will be the Attorney-General as well as the cabinet secretary.

Anthony Albanese has named a record number of women to cabinet.

Brendan O'Connor will be the minister for skills and training, while Jason Clare will be the minister for education.

Julie Collins will be the minister for housing, minister for homelessness and minister for small business.

Michelle Rowland will be the minister for communications and Madeleine King will be the minister for resources and northern Australia.

Murray Watt will enter the cabinet as the minister for agriculture, fisheries and forestry as well as the minister for emergency management.

Husic will be the minister for industry and science, while Clare O'Neill will enter the cabinet as the minister for home affairs and the minister for cyber security.

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