The most important changes in Scott Morrison's limited reshuffle are centred on two vital and controversial issues that will severely test the government in coming months.
The government will inject a further $1 billion into aged care, most of it for home care packages, in Thursday's budget update.
The royal commission into aged care has said government did not prepare the sector well enough for the pandemic.
The federal government has clashed with the Royal Commission into Aged Care, strongly rejecting the claim that it had no specific COVID-19 plan.
The government has been thrown into a fresh crisis, with Senate President Stephen Parry announcing he may be a British citizen.
All three Tasmanian Liberal-held House of Representatives seats – Bass, Lyons and Braddon – will be critical to the election result.