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The Liberal Shadow Cabinet unveiled.

By johnboy 10 November 2008 25

[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.

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peterh 9:45 am 12 Nov 08

Thumper said :

Seriously, if the opposition couldn’t win after Stanhope let Canberra burn down, and again when pretty much three quarters of the population hated him, then they have no chance.

A broad broom needs to be swept through the Liberal party if they are to ever challenge for government in this territory.

Thumper, the election campaign was woeful. I think they rested on the fact that stanhope was so hated in the community. oh, well, now we have labor back, and we will have to live with it for 4 years. The Libs have no-one to blame but themselves. The negative ads did nothing. some sort of policies would have made the difference.

TroyWilliams 9:25 am 12 Nov 08

About Jeremy Hanson:
Quick on his feet too: while campaigning in Weston Creek he asked me if I would a brochure: I pointed out that I was wearing a “Cuba” t-shirt with a red star and hinted that my political persuasions might lie elsewhere. His response? “Comrade, would you like a brochure?”

Classic !!!!

Thumper 8:11 am 12 Nov 08

Seriously, if the opposition couldn’t win after Stanhope let Canberra burn down, and again when pretty much three quarters of the population hated him, then they have no chance.

A broad broom needs to be swept through the Liberal party if they are to ever challenge for government in this territory.

Elvis Las Canberras 12:26 am 12 Nov 08

What a dreery old prospect an impotent opposition again seems. I liked it better with characters like Mulcahy giving the what for!

radonezh 10:16 am 11 Nov 08

Pommy: and who is the Minister for the Yaartz? 🙂

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