HEALTH Minister Sussan Ley has broken her silence on the change of Liberal leadership, congratulating Malcolm Turnbull on his elevation to Prime Minister.
The member for Farrer issued a short statement on Tuesday morning.
“I congratulate Mr Turnbull on becoming leader of the Liberal Party and Prime Minister," Ms Ley said.
"I also wish to thank Tony Abbott for his leadership as both Opposition Leader and Prime Minister during what has been, and continues to be, a very important time for our country and its future prosperity."
Ms Ley did not mention her personal prospects in a Turnbull Government and whether she expected to remain as Health Minister.
Instead she referred to her future in broad terms.
"This Coalition Government is delivering significant policies which benefit my electorate of Farrer directly and the people of Australia," she said.
"I look forward to continuing to advance and promote these plans to the best of my ability.
"The change of leadership does not change our resolve to ensure we equip Australia with the tools to continue to thrive and prosper in the 21st century.”