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Gary Humphries stays on the front bench

By johnboy - 14 September 2010 15

It’s hard to say if the Liberal Party don’t believe in information transparency, or if they just aren’t very competent.

Either way they’ve failed to publish details of the shadow ministry for the coming parliament.

But ACT Senator Gary Humphries has emailed out a media release on his new role:

Serving as the Opposition’s Housing and Multicultural Affairs spokesman over the last 10 months has been very fulfilling and rewarding.

I am looking forward to serving as the Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Materiel on Tony Abbott’s front bench.

As a former Attorney General for the ACT, I have a great deal of experience at a local level on crime prevention and in working to enhance neighbourhood safety.

Similarly I feel honoured to serve within the Defence portfolio to support Australia’s servicemen and women at a time when our troops are on active deployment overseas in a number of theatres.

These roles will supplement my number one role as the chief defender of the ACT community.

“Chief Defender” eh? I don’t recall seeing that on the ballot.

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Gary Humphries stays on the front bench
Anna Key 10:17 pm 15 Sep 10

BerraBoy68 said :

Let me get this straight, Humphries is now our self-appointed ‘Chief Defender’ and will spend much of time lurking around various ‘Shadows’… Great, he’s become a Ninja!

Seriously though, Shadow Parl. Sec. to various Shadow Minister’s?! He must be very proud to be at such dizzying heights.

He’s a shadow of his former self

PM 4:51 pm 15 Sep 10

Thumper said :

And meanwhile our new house of reps members are moving forward doing…

um, they must be doing something hey?

Suring up their party preselection from a factional attack!

Thumper 9:31 am 15 Sep 10

And meanwhile our new house of reps members are moving forward doing…

um, they must be doing something hey?

colourful sydney rac 8:57 am 15 Sep 10

“I have a great deal of experience at a local level on crime prevention and in working to enhance neighbourhood safety.”

Great. Gazza mate, you do undestand that those are Territory Government responsibilities don’t you? Remember, you are not an MLA now, nor have you been for a long time; you are a Federal parliamentarian now, F E D E R A L P A R L I A M E N T A R I A N. Am I getting through to you?

trevar 7:21 am 15 Sep 10

Someone from Canberra having responsibility for Housing is a joke, right?

Deref 7:03 am 15 Sep 10

NickD said :

Where was our “chief defender” when his boss wanted to cut 12,000 Australian Public Service positions?

Yep. With friends like that, who needs enemies?

toriness 10:08 pm 14 Sep 10

NickD said :

Where was our “chief defender” when his boss wanted to cut 12,000 Australian Public Service positions?

+1

NickD 9:09 pm 14 Sep 10

Where was our “chief defender” when his boss wanted to cut 12,000 Australian Public Service positions?

BerraBoy68 7:37 pm 14 Sep 10

Let me get this straight, Humphries is now our self-appointed ‘Chief Defender’ and will spend much of time lurking around various ‘Shadows’… Great, he’s become a Ninja!

Seriously though, Shadow Parl. Sec. to various Shadow Minister’s?! He must be very proud to be at such dizzying heights.

WillowJim 7:37 pm 14 Sep 10

Agree with JB. If it’s important enough to share with some journalists, it’s important enough to share unadulterated with the public.

johnboy 5:17 pm 14 Sep 10

Not saying they didn’t distribute it, saying they didn’t publish it.

PM 5:07 pm 14 Sep 10
PM 4:36 pm 14 Sep 10

I’m just saying I don’t think it’s a big deal. It will be posted.

johnboy 4:32 pm 14 Sep 10

Previous oppositions over the last decade have managed the trick.

PM 4:28 pm 14 Sep 10

“Either way they’ve failed to publish details of the shadow ministry for the coming parliament” – come on JB, they’re only announcing it publicly right now. Humphries obviously new beforehand, so he’s sending out the release at roughly the same time as the announcement. No big deal.

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