““Unlike the Labor party’s regurgitated ministry, with its history of failures, the Liberal team will be one of new energy with a vigour to present a strong, formidable opposition,” Zed said.”
So the responsibilities are:
– Zed – environment and climate change, planning, including transport planning, housing affordability, human rights, and ageing.
– Brendan Smyth – shadow treasurer, economic development, business and tourism, emergency services, territory owned corporations, and gaming & racing.
– Vicki Dunne – shadow attorney general, family & community services, nature conservation and water, industrial relations, women, arts, and manager of opposition business.
– Jeremy Hanson – health (including mental health), police, corrections, indigenous affairs, and opposition whip.
– Steve Doszpot – education & training, multicultural affairs, disability, and sport & recreation.
– Alastair Coe – urban services, transport services, housing, heritage, and youth.
Hanson for the 2012 leadership anyone?
UPDATED: Jon Stanhope has helpfully pointed out that these rather strange arrangements will let Zed take credit for pretty much anything while leaving others to do the hard yakka:
“Opposition Leader Zed Seselja has dealt himself a light hand in the division of portfolio responsibilities amongst his Liberal team, cementing the reputation he developed last term for being the most work-shy Liberal in the Assembly.