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Plibersek New ALP Deputy Leader; Wong And Conroy Take Senate Positions; Shadow Ministry Elected

Tanya Plibersek has been elected deputy leader of the ALP at a Caucus meeting in Canberra today.

Plibersek, the member for Sydney since 1998 and Minister for Health in the former Labor government, will be Deputy Leader of the Opposition.


Senator Penny Wong has been re-elected as Senate leader, the position she secured on June 26 when Kevin Rudd replaced Julia Gillard. [Read more…]

Tony Abbott’s Revised Coalition Shadow Ministry

This is the Coalition shadow ministry, as of September 19, 2012.

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Malcolm Turnbull’s Shadow Ministry

This is Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull’s new shadow ministry.

Turnbull has promoted his deputy, Julie Bishop to the position of Shadow Treasurer.

Turnbull was elected leader of the Liberal Party on September 16, defeating Brendan Nelson. [Read more…]

Nelson Announces Shadow Ministry

The Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Brendan Nelson, has announced the coalition’s new shadow ministry.

Nelson has drawn on the experience of former Howard government ministers such as Julie Bishop, Joe Hockey, Nick Minchin, Malcolm Turnbull and Andrew Robb. He has elevated new faces such as Tony Smith, Greg Hunt, Bob Baldwin, Andrew Southcott, Margaret May, Sussan Ley and Pat Farmer. [Read more…]

Coalition Shadow Ministry From December 6, 2007

The new Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Brendan Nelson, has announced the coalition’s shadow ministry.

The team comprises a mix of former Howard government ministers and new faces. [Read more…]

Mark Latham Announces His New Shadow Ministry

The Leader of the Opposition, Mark Latham, has announced his new shadow ministry, following the 2004 federal election.

For the announcement, Latham was accompanied by Wayne Swan, the new Shadow Treasurer, and Stephen Smith, the new Shadow Minister for Industry, Infrastructure and Industrial Relations. [Read more…]

Latham Announces New Shadow Ministry

The new Leader of the Opposition, Mark Latham, has appointed Simon Crean as Shadow Treasurer, created a new portfolio of Homeland Security and installed Stephen Smith as spokesman on Immigration.

Mark Latham, Leader of the OppositionAnnouncing his shadow ministry, Latham emphasised the need for the “protection of the physical security of all Australians”. He has appointed Robert McClelland, reportedly the final deciding vote in last Tuesday’s leadership election, to the Homeland Security portfolio, a name derived from a similar post created by President George W. Bush in the United States. [Read more…]

Mark Latham’s Shadow Ministry

Following Simon Crean’s resignation and Mark Latham’s defeat of Kim Beazley, the following Shadow Ministry was announced. [Read more…]

Crean Reshuffles Shadow Ministry After Defeating Beazley Challenge

After Simon Crean’s defeat of Kim Beazley’s leadership challenge, the following Shadow Ministry was announced. [Read more…]

Latham Promoted In Crean’s Shadow Ministry

The Federal Opposition Leader, Simon Crean, has promoted Mark Latham into the Shadow Cabinet, in a minor reshuffle, following the resignation from Parliament of Stephen Martin, the former Shadow Minister for Trade.

CreanThe reshuffle gives Latham responsibility for a new post called Community Security, in addition to his existing portfolio of Economic Ownership, Housing and Urban Development.

The reshuffle brings Annette Ellis, the member for Canberra, into the shadow ministry as spokesperson for Ageing and Seniors. Senator Michael Forshaw becomes a Parliamentary Secretary. [Read more…]