Labor announces new shadow cabinet

Labor Leader Rebecca White has unveiled a new Shadow Cabinet with Huon Legislative Council Member Bastian Seidel assuming responsibility for Health and Rumney MLC, Sarah Lovell taking on the Child Safety portfolio.

Ms White said “Dr Seidel’s experience as a GP and a former President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Clinical Professor at the University of Tasmania, was the perfect fit to take on Health and hold the government to account for the ongoing crisis it has created in the state’s health system over the past seven years.”

Ms White said “Ms Lovell would have a clear focus on the ongoing crisis in Child Safety, particularly on the eve of theCommission of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.”

“I am fortunate to have an enormous depth of talent in the Labor team and these changes really play to our strengths.”

“Labor’s focus is on ensuring that the state does not simply return to normal after the pandemic, because normal wasn’t good enough for too many Tasmanians.”

“We need to get more people into jobs, we need to improve the health system and we need to ensure our children get the skills they need for the future.” She said.

The shadow ministry will be made up of the following individuals:

Rebecca White MP, Labor Leader

  • Shadow Minister for Federal State Relations
  • Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment
  • Shadow Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events
  • Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Michelle O’Byrne MP, Deputy Labor Leader

  • Shadow Minister for Economic Development, Jobs and ICT
  • Shadow Minister for TAFE, University and Skills
  • Shadow Minister for Women, Equality and Prevention of Family Violence

Shane Broad MP

  • Shadow Minister for Infrastructure
  • Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Water
  • Shadow Minister for Resources

Jenna Butler MP

  • Shadow Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
  • Shadow Minister for Building and Construction
  • Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs
  • Shadow Minister for Community Development
  • Shadow Minister for Arts and Creative Industries

Anita Dow MP

  • Shadow Minister for Local Government and Planning
  • Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Small Business
  • Shadow Minister for Transport
  • Shadow Minister for Manufacturing

Ella Haddad MP

  • Shadow Attorney-General
  • Shadow Minister for Justice
  • Shadow Minister for Corrections

Jennifer Houston MP

  • Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Sarah Lovell MLC

  • Leader of Opposition Business in the Legislative Council
  • Shadow Minister for Child Safety
  • Shadow Minister for Workplace Relations

David O’Byrne MP

  • Shadow Treasurer
  • Shadow Minister for Energy
  • Shadow Minister for Sport
  • Shadow Minister for Racing

Bastian Seidel MLC

  • Shadow Minister for Health

Jo Siejka MLC

  • Shadow Minister for Disability
  • Shadow Minister for Ageing
  • Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Alison Standen MP

  • Shadow Minister for Housing
  • Shadow Minister for Climate Change
  • Shadow Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage

Josh Willie MLC

  • Shadow Minister Education and Early Years
  • Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs
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