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Opposition Leader Bill Shorten announces changes to Labor’s frontbench

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has today unveiled changes to the Shadow Ministry.  Mr Shorten said this would be the team Labor will take to the next federal election.

The reshuffle was prompted by announcements that Queensland Senator Jan McLucas and Oxley MP, Bernie Ripoll, would not contest next year’s poll.

The focus of the new Shadow Ministry will be to drive Labor’s policy development and sell their plans to the electorate.

Listed below is the Shadow Ministry, organised by portfolio.

Note that members of the Shadow Cabinet are marked in bold and Shadow Parliamentary Secretaries, are italicised:

 

The Hon Bill Shorten MP
Leader of the Opposition

Senator the Hon Kim Carr
Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader for Science

Senator Katy Gallagher
Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on State and Territory Relations

Senator Claire Moore
Shadow Minister for Women
Manager of Opposition Business (Senate)

Senator the Hon Jacinta Collins
Shadow Cabinet Secretary
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition

The Hon Michael Danby MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition

The Hon Ed Husic MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition
Assisting with Digital Innovation and Startups

Senator Sam Dastyari
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition
Deputy Manager of Opposition Business (Senate)

Terri Butler MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition

 

The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development

The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs

 

Senator the Hon Penny Wong
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Dr Jim Chalmers MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Trade and Investment

 

Senator the Hon Stephen Conroy
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
Shadow Minister for Defence

The Hon David Feeney MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence
Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Shadow Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

Gai Brodtmann MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence

 

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Shadow Minister for Cities
Shadow Minister for Tourism

The Hon Gary Gray AO MP
Shadow Minister for Northern Australia

The Hon Julie Collins MP
Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Local Government

The Hon Alannah MacTiernan MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Regional Development and Infrastructure
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia

The Hon Warren Snowdon MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Northern Australia
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for External Territories

 

The Hon Chris Bowen MP
Shadow Treasurer

Michelle Rowland MP
Shadow Minister for Small Business

The Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
Shadow Assistant Treasurer
Shadow Minister for Competition

Dr Jim Chalmers MP
Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation
Shadow Assistant Minister for Productivity

The Hon Ed Husic MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Treasurer

Julie Owens MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business

 

The Hon Tony Burke MP
Shadow Minister for Finance
Manager of Opposition Business (House)

 

The Hon Mark Butler MP
Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water

Senator the Hon Lisa Singh
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water

 

Senator the Hon Kim Carr
Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry

The Hon Sharon Bird MP
Shadow Minister for Vocational Education

The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Higher Education

Nick Champion MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Manufacturing

 

The Hon Jason Clare MP
Shadow Minister for Communications

 

The Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP
Shadow Attorney General
Shadow Minister for the Arts
Deputy Manager of Opposition Business (House)

The Hon David Feeney MP
Shadow Minister for Justice

Graham Perrett MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney General

The Hon Michael Danby MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts

 

The Hon Kate Ellis MP
Shadow Minister for Education
Shadow Minister for Early Childhood

The Hon Amanda Rishworth MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Education

Julie Owens MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Early Childhood Education

Senator Sam Dastyari
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Youth

 

The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP
Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs

 

The Hon Gary Gray AO MP
Shadow Minister for Resources
Shadow Special Minister for State

 

The Hon Catherine King MP
Shadow Minister for Health

The Hon Shayne Neumann MP
Shadow Minister for Ageing

Senator Katy Gallagher
Shadow Minister for Mental Health

Dr Jim Chalmers MP
Shadow Minister for Sport

Stephen Jones MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Health

Tony Zappia MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health

Senator Helen Polley
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Aged Care

 

The Hon Jenny Macklin MP
Shadow Minister for Families and Payments
Shadow Minister for Disability Reform

Senator Katy Gallagher
Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness

Senator the Hon Doug Cameron
Shadow Minister for Human Services

Senator Claire Moore
Shadow Minister for Carers
Shadow Minister for Communities

Senator Carol Brown
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Families and Payments

Terri Butler MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Child Safety and Prevention of Family Violence

 

The Hon Richard Marles MP
Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Michelle Rowland MP
Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism

The Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration

 

The Hon Shayne Neumann MP
Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs

The Hon Warren Snowdon MP
Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Affairs

 

The Hon Brendan O’Connor MP
Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations

The Hon Julie Collins MP
Shadow Minister for Employment Services

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