Angus Taylor stepped into a new role as Energy Minister in prime minister Scott Morrison’s 23-member cabinet sworn in by Sir Peter Cosgrove at Government House on Tuesday morning.

“Iwill be working hard to deliver lower power prices for Australians”, Mr Taylor pledged.

“It is a simple truth that Australians should not pay high prices for their power, when we have cheap energy sources in Australia, compared to elsewhere in the world.”

Previous to entering politics in 2013 as Member for Hume, the former cybersecurity minister worked as a consultant to Australia’s energy, infrastructure and resources sectors and advised global companies on energy policy.

“In this new role, I will continue to advocate for the cheapest forms of power generation”, Mr Taylor said.

“Business owners in my electorate of Hume tell me that high energy bills are stopping investment and growth. Householders and families say their standard of living is being reduced.”

Mr Taylor believes that the energy policies this Government delivers must positively impact the wellbeing and prosperity of generations of Australians.