Its just a shuffle to the Left…

Skidbladnir 10 November 2009 3

As a result of John Hargreaves resignation from Ministry becoming effective on 31 October, Joy Burch inherited the portfolios of Disability and Housing, Ageing, Multicultural Affairs, Corrections and Industrial Relations Portfolios, and wielded that portfolio for all of nine days.

According to Stanhope’s press release and ABC Online, she’s lost Corrections and Industrial Relations, but been given Community Services, Women, and Children and Youth instead.

Katy Gallagher has assumed Industrial Relations, in addition to her Health and Treasury responsibilities.
Some may wonder at the wisdom of putting responsibility for the entire Legal system, Police force, and Prison management into the hands of one person, but Simon Corbell has acquired the Corrections portfolio.

Andrew Barr, who seems to receive portfolios just as bad news develops has been given the newly-created Gaming and Racing portoflio, potentially just in time to announce how wonderful things will be if Treasury goes ahead with plans to let ACT Labor and the CFMEU expand market share all ACT Clubs trade their poker machines licences.

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3 Responses to Its just a shuffle to the Left…
Pommy bastard Pommy bastard 5:09 pm 11 Nov 09

Plus ca change, plus ce la meme chose…

caf caf 10:06 pm 10 Nov 09

Give us Club Poker please Mr Barr.

bd84 bd84 9:00 pm 10 Nov 09

It makes a lot of sense to combine the portfolios they gave her, 1 minister for the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services instead of the 4 that was previously the case since the election.

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