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New year, new look Labor Shadow Cabinet

  • Sarah Lovell takes crucial Child Safety portfolio as Commission of Inquiry prepares to launch
  • Dr Bastian Seidel new Shadow Health Minister
  • Strong Labor team committed to working for Tasmania

Labor Leader Rebecca White has unveiled a new Shadow Cabinet with Huon Legislative Council Member Bastian Seidel assuming responsibility for Health and Rumney MLC Sarah Lovell taking on the Child Safety portfolio.

Ms White said Dr Seidel’s experience as a GP and a former President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and Clinical Professor at the University of Tasmania, was the perfect fit to take on Health and hold the government to account for the ongoing crisis it has created in the state’s health system over the past seven years.

Ms White said Ms Lovell would have a clear focus on the ongoing crisis in Child Safety, particularly on the eve of the Commission of Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

“I am fortunate to have an enormous depth of talent in the Labor team and these changes really play to our strengths,” Ms White said.

“Labor’s focus is on ensuring that the state does not simply return to normal after the pandemic, because normal wasn’t good enough for too many Tasmanians.

“We need to get more people into jobs, we need to improve the health system and we need to ensure our children get the skills they need for the future.”

Labor Shadow Ministry

Rebecca White MP, Labor Leader

Shadow Minister for Federal State Relations

Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment

Shadow Minister for Tourism, Hospitality and Events

Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Michelle O’Byrne MP, Deputy Labor Leader

Shadow Minister for Economic Development, Jobs and ICT

Shadow Minister for TAFE, University and Skills

Shadow Minister for Women, Equality and Prevention of Family Violence

Shane Broad MP

Shadow Minister for Infrastructure

Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Fisheries and Water

Shadow Minister for Resources

Jenna Butler MP

Shadow Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Shadow Minister for Building and Construction

Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs

Shadow Minister for Community Development

Shadow Minister for Arts and Creative Industries

Anita Dow MP

Shadow Minister for Local Government and Planning

Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Small Business

Shadow Minister for Transport

Shadow Minister for Manufacturing

Ella Haddad MP

Shadow Attorney-General

Shadow Minister for Justice

Shadow Minister for Corrections

Jennifer Houston MP

Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Sarah Lovell MLC

Leader of Opposition Business in the Legislative Council

Shadow Minister for Child Safety

Shadow Minister for Workplace Relations

David O’Byrne MP

Shadow Treasurer

Shadow Minister for Energy

Shadow Minister for Sport

Shadow Minister for Racing

Bastian Seidel MLC

Shadow Minister for Health

Jo Siejka MLC

Shadow Minister for Disability

Shadow Minister for Ageing

Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Alison Standen MP

Shadow Minister for Housing

Shadow Minister for Climate Change

Shadow Minister for Environment, Parks and Heritage

Josh Willie MLC

Shadow Minister Education and Early Years

Shadow Minister for Youth Affairs