With the newly elected Minister of Magic settling in to his office, Aurors have been released back to their regular duties in stations across the globe.
True to his vow to "clean up the mess that Scrimgeour made of this Ministry, and to see to it that all wizards and witches are protected in the trying times that may be to come", Minister Thicknesse has already begun to make changes throughout the Ministry. This morning it was announced that several key titled positions in the Ministry would be left unfilled, as Thicknesse compiles an audit of Ministry effectiveness. For example, the position of Ministry Spokesperson, sadly left vacant after the death of Stamford Jorkins, will not be filled. Dolores Umbridge, Chief Warlock of the Wizengamot, will instead act as the voice of the Ministry until the position's efficiency can be determined.
Plans are also in place to respond to the present dangers in the return of You Know Who. In a written statement this morning, Thicknesse addressed these concerns by saying, "It is clear that He Who Shall Not Be Named is a clear and present threat to certain elements of wizarding society. As such, special steps must be taken to ensure the safety of these wizards and witches who are in the most danger from this threat. Certain protective measures are being considered, and when enacted will be made public immediately." This announcement came just after notice from the Department of Magical Law Enforcement that either during or very soon before the attack on the Ministry, certain documents went missing. One of these documents was a detailed list of the known bloodlines of all Ministry of Magic employees.
More details, and any new laws detailing protective measures, will be made available as soon as they are made public.