[First filed: November 10, 2008 @ 14:47]
Since election day an eery silence has descended on the Liberals’ website with only Senator Humphries making occasional efforts to fly the flag.
Today the long silence has been broken with news of the new shadow cabinet!
- ““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.