New Labor Shadow Cabinet

Media release – David O’Byrne, Labor Leader, 17 June 2021

NEW LABOR SHADOW CABINET REFLECTS DIVERSITY AND COMMITMENT TO KEY ISSUES FOR TASMANIANS

Labor Leader David O’Byrne has revealed the Parliamentary Labor Party’s new Shadow Ministry reflecting the diverse talents of MPs and a commitment to the issues which are key to all Tasmanians going forward.

Mr O’Byrne said the Shadow Cabinet reflected Labor’s commitment to holding the Gutwein Government to account in crucial areas of concern for Tasmanians including health and housing, education and the state’s continuing economic development and the critical delivery of infrastructure.

“Tasmanians languishing on the biggest elective surgery waiting lists in history, Tasmanians stuck on unprecedented housing wait lists know that these important areas are not priorities for the Liberals and my new Shadow Cabinet will be fighting for a fair go and holding the government to account,” Mr O’Byrne said.

“Tasmanians stuck in the extraordinary daily traffic crush know that this is because this government has an appalling track record on delivering vital infrastructure and have not produced a single solution in their seven-plus years in office.

“Labor has a strong team made up of MPs from all walks of life and from a diverse range of backgrounds and each of them brings unique skills to the shadow areas they have been allocated.

“They will remain strong voices for their communities and represent their constituents who are being left behind by the Gutwein Government.

“Labor is united in our determination to ensure no Tasmanians is left behind.

“This is the Labor team that will build a vision for Tasmania’s future and the Tasmanian community will be in no doubt about what this team stands for.”

LABOR SHADOW CABINET


David O’Byrne
Labor Leader
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure
Shadow Minister for Economic Development
Shadow Minister for Tourism
Shadow Minister for Climate Change

Anita Dow
Deputy Labor Leader
Shadow Minister for Housing and Construction
Shadow Minister for Building and Consumer Affairs
Shadow Minister for Local Government and Planning
Shadow Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries

Shane Broad
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries
Shadow Minister for Fisheries and Water
Shadow Minister for Resources
Shadow Minister for Trade
Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs

Ella Haddad
Shadow Attorney-General
Shadow Minister for Justice
Shadow Minister for Corrections
Shadow Minister for Equality and Multicultural Affairs

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

Michelle O’Byrne
Shadow Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Shadow Minister for Women
Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence
Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Shadow Minister for Heritage, the Arts and Creative Industries
Party Whip

Bastian Seidel
Shadow Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Shadow Minister for Community Services and Development
Shadow Minister for Parks and Environment

Rebecca White
Shadow Treasurer
Shadow Minister for Hospitality and Events

Josh Willie
Shadow Minister for Education and Early Years
Shadow Minister for TAFE, University and Skills and Training
Shadow Minister for Transport
Shadow Minister for Sport

Dean Winter
Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assembly
Shadow Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction
Shadow Minister for Finance
Shadow Minister for Science and Technology and ICT
Shadow Minister for Racing

Janie Finlay
Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader with responsibility for Small Business, Start Ups and
the Northern Economy

Jo Siejka
Deputy Leader of Opposition Business in the Legislative Council
Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Health and Community Services with
responsibility for Disability and the Ageing and Youth