The big winner in ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s cabinet reshuffle today is Greens MLA Shane Rattenbury, promoted from Minister for Territory and Municipal Services to Minister for Education.
See the full portfolio allocation list here.
Read Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson’s response to the reshuffle here.
The Greens MLA’s appointment to the plum education role is surprising given [...]
Opposition Leader Jeremy Hanson has described Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s reshuffle today as a “dog’s breakfast”.
See full details on the cabinet shake-up here.
“It’s pretty incoherent. Good luck anyone trying to find out who’s responsible for various portfolios,” he said.
“When you have a ministry where the delineation is not clear, where responsibilities aren’t clear, that [...]
Prime Minister Gillard has made known her new Ministry after last week’s bloodletting.
The big ones for Canberrans are.
– Catherine King is taking Territories.
– Andrew Leigh is to be Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister.
UPDATE: Andrew Leigh has announced his excitement:
Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh, today said he was honoured to be appointed Parliamentary Secretary [...]
In the wake of the world’s worst leadership spill yesterday the Ministerial blood is flowing thick and fast.
All the whips are gone and will need relatively senior blood into their positions.
Simon Crean is gone. Richard Marles is gone. Chris Bowen is gone. Kim Carr is expected to go. Martin Ferguson is quitting on TV right [...]
What are the ins and outs of the moves?
[ED - The Prime Minister's reshuffle has been announced. We'd value reader insights as to what it means for the public service here in Canberra.]