ALP Caucus Elects Expanded Shadow Ministry Of 32; Carr Survives

The ALP Caucus has met and elected the Shadow Ministry, following the federal election.

After a split in the Left faction, Senator Kim Carr has survived a proposed demotion and will remain in an expanded shadow ministry of 32.

The factional composition of the shadow ministry is Right 16, Left 15, with one unaligned. There are 19 males and 13 females.

The NSW Right has dumped Sharon Bird and promoted Ed Husic.

In Victoria, the Right has replaced David Feeney with Clare O’Neil, who has just been elected to her second term as member for Hotham.

Following a number of mis-steps in the election campaign, Feeney, the former shadow minister for Defence, is the biggest loser in the Caucus election.

Other newcomers to the shadow ministry are former shadow parliamentary secretaries, Senator Carol Brown, Ed Husic and Senator Sam Dastyari.

The newly-elected Linda Burney also joins the shadow ministry. She is a former NSW state minister and deputy leader of the state ALP.

Senator Dastyari and Andrew Leigh will not receive extra salary for their positions. The Act the governs parliamentary entitlements only allows for 30 shadow ministers to receive extra payment. Shadow parliamentary secretaries do not receive payment.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is expected to announce portfolio allocations over the weekend.

ALP Shadow Ministry – Elected July 22, 2016
No. Name Seat/State Faction
1.
Bill Shorten
Leader
Maribyrnong, Vic Right
2.
Tanya Plibersek
Deputy Leader
Sydney, NSW Left
3.
Sen. Penny Wong
Leader in the Senate
SA Left
4.
Sen. Stephen Conroy
Deputy Leader in the Senate
Vic Right
5.
Anthony Albanese Grayndler, NSW Left
6.
Chris Bowen McMahon, NSW Right
7.
Sen. Carol Brown Tas Left
8.
Tony Burke Watson, NSW Right
9.
Linda Burney Barton, NSW Left
10.
Mark Butler Port Adelaide, SA Left
11.
Sen. Doug Cameron NSW Left
12.
Sen. Kim Carr Vic Left
13.
Jim Chalmers Rankin, Qld Right
14.
Jason Clare Blaxland, NSW Right
15.
Julie Collins Franklin, Tas Left
16.
Sen. Sam Dastyari NSW Right
17.
Mark Dreyfus Isaacs, Vic Right
18.
Kate Ellis Adelaide, SA Right
19.
Joel Fitzgibbon Hunter, NSW Right
20.
Sen. Katy Gallagher ACT Left
21.
Ed Husic Chifley, NSW Right
22.
Stephen Jones Whitlam, NSW Left
23.
Catherine King Ballarat, Vic Left
24.
Andrew Leigh Fenner, ACT Unaligned
25.
Jenny Macklin Jagajaga, Vic Left
26.
Richard Marles Corio, Vic Right
27.
Sen. Claire Moore Qld Left
28.
Shayne Neumann Blair, Qld Right
29.
Brendan O’Connor Gorton, Vic Left
30.
Clare O’Neil Hotham, Vic Right
31.
Amanda Rishworth Kingston, SA Right
32.
Michelle Rowland Greenway, NSW Right


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