David Albert Lloyd Johnston (born 14 February 1956) is an Australian politician who has been a Liberal Party member of the Australian Senate since July 2002, representing the state of Western Australia. Johnston has been the Minister for Defence since 18 September 2013.

Malcolm Turnbull, on becoming Leader of the Opposition, promoted Johnston to the Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Defence. In September 2010 he was re-appointed to that role by Opposition leader, Tony Abbott, after the 2010 election.

Following the 2013 federal election, Johnston was sworn in as Minister for Defence, effective 18 September 2013.

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Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Johnston_(politician)














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