Senate debates

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Shadow Ministerial Arrangements

1:59 pm

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) Share this | | Hansard source

by leave—I advise that the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Shorten, has announced variations to the composition of the shadow ministry. These involve the promotion of three women, two of them in the other place, Ms Burney and Ms Butler, and in this place I congratulate Senator Jenny McAllister on her appointment as the shadow assistant minister for families and communities.

Senator McAllister will also represent the shadow minister for climate change and energy in the Senate, and I thank Senator Moore for her previous work in this area. I also congratulate Senator Louise Pratt on her appointment as shadow assistant minister for universities and shadow assistant minister for equality. Senator Pratt will also represent in the Senate the shadow minister for young Australians and youth affairs. While the changes do not directly affect the portfolio responsibilities of other shadow ministers in the Senate, there are changes to representing responsibilities, which are set out in the document I now table. Can I also indicate the opposition will advise in due course on the replacement for Senator McAllister as Deputy Whip. I seek leave to table the revised shadow ministry list and to have it incorporated into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The document read as follows—

Each box represents a portfolio except for (1) which is in the Education portfolio and (2) which is in the Health portfolio. Shadow Cabinet Ministers are shown in bold type.