Napthine Coalition Shadow Ministry – Victoria 1999

The Victorian Opposition Shadow Ministry was announced on October 29, 1999 by the new Opposition Leader, Dr. Denis Napthine.

The shadow cabinet has been expanded from the 18 in government to 22, in order to accommodate demands from the National Party.

The 4 leaders in both houses are automatically members of the shadow cabinet, the Liberal party room conducted an exhaustive ballot to elect 9 members, the National Party nominated 5 members, and Dr. Napthine chose 4 additional members (Baillieu, Leigh, Perton & Shardey).

The average age of the Opposition team is 47.8 years. There are 4 women in the shadow ministry.

Victorian Coalition Shadow Ministry 1999
No. Portfolio Shadow Minister Party Age
1
Opposition Leader Dr. Denis Napthine
Lib
47
2
Deputy Opposition Leader; Treasurer Louise Asher
Lib
43
3
Leader of the National Party; Agriculture Pat McNamara
Nat
50
4
Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council; Science and Technology (including Employment and Industrial Relations Mark Birrell
Lib
41
5
Tertiary Education and Training Ted Baillieu
Lib
46
6
Housing; assisting on Rural Health Bill Baxter
Nat
52
7
Local Government; Women’s Affairs Leonie Burke
Lib
50
8
Planning (including Major Projects) and responsible for WorkCover Robert Clark
Lib
42
9
Manufacturing and Regional Business; Ports Geoff Craige
Lib
56
10
Natural Resources and Energy Philip Davis
Lib
46
11
Attorney-General Robert Dean
Lib
46
12
Health Robert Doyle
Lib
46
13
Community Services; Arts Lorraine Elliott
Lib
56
14
Business and Consumer Affairs; Tourism; Aboriginal Affairs Bill Forwood
Lib
53
15
Sport, Recreation and Youth Affairs; Racing Peter Hall
Nat
47
16
Finance; Gaming Roger Hallam
Nat
56
17
Education Phil Honeywood
Lib
39
18
Transport Geoff Leigh
Lib
47
19
Water Resources; Manager of Opposition Business in the Legislative Assembly Stephen McArthur
Lib
47
20
Conservation and Environment; Multimedia Victor Perton
Lib
40
21
Rural Development; Police and Emergency Services; Corrections; Deputy Leader of the National Party Peter Ryan
Nat
49
22
Aged Care; Multicultural Affairs Helen Shardey
Lib
54

 

 

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