New Labor Shadow Cabinet

Media release – Tasmanian Labor, 13 July 2021

NEW LABOR SHADOW CABINET WILL HOLD LIBERAL GOVERNMENT TO ACCOUNT

Labor Leader Rebecca White today released details of the new Labor Shadow Cabinet, reflecting the issues that matter most to Tasmanians and priority areas to hold the Gutwein Government to account.

Ms White said the allocation of the new Shadow Ministries also makes strong use of the depth of talent in Labor’s Parliamentary team.

“Each of the Labor Members are strong voices for their communities and each of them understand the key issues in their communities,” Ms White said.

“Together we are united in our strong resolve to hold this government to account, particularly in those key areas where they continue to fail and continue to let Tasmanians down – in health, housing and education and the failure on delivery of critical infrastructure.”

LABOR SHADOW CABINET

Rebecca WHITE

Labor Leader & Member for Lyons

Shadow Minister for Climate Change

Shadow Minister for Tourism, Hospitality & Events

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure

Anita DOW

Deputy Labor Leader & Member for Braddon

Shadow Minister for Housing & Construction

Shadow Minister for Local Government & Planning

Shadow Minister for Advanced Manufacturing & Defence Industries

Shane BROAD

Labor Member for Braddon

Shadow Treasurer

Shadow Minister for Resources

Shadow Minister for Trade

Jen BUTLER

Labor Member for Lyons

Shadow Minister for ICT and Science

Shadow Minister for Building and Consumer Affairs

Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs

Janie FINLAY

Labor Member for Bass

Shadow Minister for Primary Industries & Water

Shadow Minister for Small Business

Shadow Minister for Start Ups

EllaHADDAD

Labor Member for Clark

Shadow Attorney-General

Shadow Minister for Justice

Shadow Minister for Corrections

Shadow Minister for Equality & Multicultural Affairs

Sarah LOVELL

Labor Member for Rumney

Leader of Opposition Business in the Legislative Council

Shadow Minister for Child Safety

Shadow Minister for Workplace Relations

Michelle O’BYRNE

Labor Member for Bass & Party Whip

Shadow Minister for Police, Fire & 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 & Creative Industries

Bastian SEIDEL

Labor Member for Huon

Shadow Minister for Health, Mental Health & Wellbeing

Shadow Minister for Parks & Environment

Jo SIEJKA

Labor Member for Pembroke

Deputy Leader of Opposition Business in the Legislative Council

Shadow Minister for Disability

Shadow Minister for Ageing

Shadow Minister for Youth

Shadow Minister for Community Services and Development

Josh WILLIE

Labor Member for Elwick

Shadow Minister for Education & Early Years

Shadow Minister for TAFE, University & Skills & Training

Shadow Minister for Transport

Shadow Minister for Sport

Dean WINTER

Labor Member for Franklin

Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assembly

Shadow Minister for Energy & Emissions Reduction

Shadow Minister for Finance

Shadow Minister for Economic Development

Shadow Minister for Racing

Media release – Jeremy Rockliff, Acting Premier, 13 July 2021

DEEP DIVISIONS REMAIN IN SHADOW CABINET

Labor’s revolving shadow cabinet highlights the ongoing deep divisions in the party.

This is the third shadow cabinet in just three months, which has been nothing more than a power play between the factional powerbrokers within the Labor party.

All this demonstrates is that Labor are hopelessly divided.

Today there was no line up of shadow cabinet members to speak to their new shadow portfolios, instead the announcement was done quietly, late in the day.

While Labor continues to showcase its rifts and bitter divisions, the Tasmanian majority Liberal Government is getting on with the job of securing Tasmania’s future and providing the certainty and stability Tasmanians need.