The Canberra Times are claiming the inside scoop that (front page – paper edition only) that Katy Gallagher will pull back the size of her Cabinet to just four – herself, Andrew Barr, Simon Corbell and Joy Burch for the final year and a bit of this term of the ACT Parliament.
Katy Gallagher has already said she wants to retain Health while of course gaining CM and Cabinet. CT reckon that Andrew Barr will take on Treasury from Gallagher, and Simon Corbell will regain Planning from Barr and TaMS from Stanhope, while keeping Attorney General and Justice. Given the Hawke review talked about Planning and Land and Property Services (with LDA) being rolled together, surely Simon would end up with a related, but huge workload?
Anyway, perhaps the RA hive-mind can come up with an “ideal” cabinet, within the obvious constraints of the seven make that six people available?
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The existing portfolios are here. There are a bunch more of them apart from those above. Wonder if this experience will help get them talking about seeking a bump in the numbers to 5 x 5-member electorates?