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Canberra — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has reshuffled his cabinet, adding one additional woman to the 22-person body and elevating others to more senior roles as he seeks to ease a backlash against his government sparked by its handling of sexual assault allegations in parliament.

While Morrison has promoted women to helm the high-profile attorney-general and home affairs portfolios, he risks leaving himself open to criticism by retaining Christian Porter — who, earlier this month, vigorously denied allegations that he raped a fellow school debating-team member in the 1980s when he was a teenager. The cabinet now has a total of seven women...

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