Prime\nMinister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed his new ministry, with Senator Mitch Fifield becoming the new\nCommunications Minister.\nFifield, who was Assistant Minister for Social Services, takes over from Turnbull who quit as Communications Minister last week and overthrew Tony Abbott in becoming Prime Minister.\nThe\nnew comms minister has been welcomed by Internet Australia, the peak\nbody representing Internet users, with CEO Laurie Patton calling\nfor the new minister to take bold actions to get Australia\nmore involved in the global digital economy.\n"Hopefully,\nhaving a Communications Minister with a 'tech savvy' Prime Minister\nwill see things change and there'll be a greater focus on digital\ninnovation," Internet Australia's CEO, Laurie Patton, said in a\nstatement.\nPatton\nalso called for the new minister to re-assess the data retention\nand website blocking laws that were passed under former PM Tony\nAbbott.\n"The\nData Retention Act urgently requires attention. It is timed to\ncommence on October 13th and yet many ISP's are still\nstruggling to understand their obligations under this legislation we\nsay is fundamentally flawed.\n\n"We still have no idea\nhow the funding allocated to this initiative will be distributed. In\nany case, it is well short of the likely actual operating costs which\nmeans Internet consumers will be hit with increased user fees.\n"There\nis clear evidence that the best way to eliminate 'piracy' is for the\nrights holders to make their content available timely and at a\nreasonable cost to consumers. Site blocking is a very blunt\nweapon that has the potential to damage the way the Internet\noperates."\nTurnbull\nalso announced Christopher Pyne, who was Education Minister, as the\nnew Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. \nTurnbull said at a doorstop interview in Canberra today that there needs to be\nmore collaboration between primary research, universities and\nbusiness.\n"We're\nactually the second worst in the OECD, so it is, that is a\nvery, very important priority to make a change to that,"\nTurnbull said.\n"We\nhave to make sure that people understand that we have the\nvalues, the character, the commitment, the intellect, the\nimagination to be able to grasp the future, seize\nthose opportunities.\n"We\nare living in a world that has been transformed in a very\nshort period of time by science."We\nhave to be a government - and we are a government, we will\nbe a government - for the future. That is critical."