Albanese Unveils Strong Labor Team

I have today appointed a Labor frontbench with the talent and experience to hold the Morrison Government to account and develop a policy platform worthy of the support of Australians at the next election.

My team includes a blend of experienced former Government Ministers, as well as talented newcomers whose enthusiasm and fresh ideas will reinvigorate Labor over the next three years.

My Shadow Ministry includes members from all parts of the nation. It reflects society, with half men and half women including the Shadow Cabinet Secretary.

As I made clear in the days after the May 18 election, I made no deals with colleagues to secure the unanimous support of the Labor Party to become Leader.

I am confident my team will be more than a match for the Morrison Government’s frontbench.

The Shadow Ministry will meet for the first time on Tuesday in Brisbane.

In the days and weeks that follow that meeting, Shadow Ministers will disperse into communities across the nation to listen to Australians about why only one in three voters gave Labor their first preference at the election on May 18.

Labor’s May 18 election result was a wake-up call. The first step to success next time is honest discussion with the Australian people.

 

Shadow Cabinet

Hon Anthony Albanese MP
Leader of the Opposition
Hon Richard Marles MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Defence
Senator the Hon Penny Wong
Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs
Senator the Hon Kristina Keneally
Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
Shadow Minister for Home Affairs
Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship
Hon Tony Burke MP
Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations
Shadow Minister for the Arts
Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives
Hon Bill Shorten MP
Shadow Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Shadow Minister for Government Services
Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
Shadow Minister for Education and Training
Dr Jim Chalmers MP
Shadow Treasurer
Hon Mark Butler MP
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy
Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives
Hon Chris Bowen MP
Shadow Minister for Health
Hon Catherine King MP
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP
Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Resources
Senator the Hon Don Farrell
Shadow Special Minister of State
Shadow Minister for Sport
Shadow Minister for Tourism
Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader of the Opposition
Hon Mark Dreyfus QC MP
Shadow Attorney-General
Shadow Minister for Constitutional Reform
Michelle Rowland MP
Shadow Minister for Communications
Senator Katy Gallagher
Shadow Minister for Finance
Shadow Minister for the Public Service
Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate
Hon Linda Burney MP
Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services
Shadow Minister for Indigenous Australians
Hon Julie Collins MP
Shadow Minister for Ageing and Seniors
Shadow Minister for Women
Hon Brendan O’Connor MP
Shadow Minister for Employment and Industry
Shadow Minister for Science
Shadow Minister for Small and Family Business
Hon Jason Clare MP
Shadow Minister for Regional Services, Territories and Local Government
Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness
Hon Amanda Rishworth MP
Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education
Shadow Minister for Youth
Terri Butler MP
Shadow Minister for the Environment and Water
Madeleine King MP
Shadow Minister for Trade

 

Outer Shadow Ministry

 

Stephen Jones MP
Shadow Assistant Treasurer
Shadow Minister for Financial Services
Hon Shayne Neumann MP
Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel
Clare O’Neil MP
Shadow Minister for Innovation, Technology and the Future of Work
Pat Conroy MP
Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific
Shadow Minister Assisting for Climate Change
Shadow Minister Assisting for Defence
Andrew Giles MP
Shadow Minister for Cities and Urban Infrastructure
Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs
Shadow Minister Assisting for Immigration and Citizenship
Matt Keogh MP
Shadow Minister for Defence Industry
Shadow Minister for Western Australian Resources
Shadow Minister Assisting for Small and Family Business
Senator Murray Watt
Shadow Minister for Northern Australia
Shadow Minister for Natural Disaster and Emergency Management

 

Assistant Ministers

 

Senator Jenny McAllister
Shadow Cabinet Secretary
Shadow Assistant Minister to the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate
Senator Carol Brown
Shadow Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Tourism
Shadow Assistant Minister for Tasmania
Senator Patrick Dodson
Shadow Assistant Minister for Reconciliation
Shadow Assistant Minister for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury
Shadow Assistant Minister for Charities
Hon Warren Snowdon MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Northern Australia
Shadow Assistant Minister for External Territories
Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians
Graham Perrett MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Education and Training
Emma McBride MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health
Shadow Assistant Minister for Carers
Senator Glenn Sterle
Shadow Assistant Minister for Road Safety
Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence
Hon Matt Thistlethwaite MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Financial Services
Shadow Assistant Minister for the Republic
Ged Kearney MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Skills
Shadow Assistant Minister for Aged Care
Josh Wilson MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for the Environment
Sen Kimberley Kitching
Shadow Assistant Minister for Government Accountability
Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate
Senator Louise Pratt
Shadow Assistant Minister for Manufacturing
Tim Watts MP
Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications
Shadow Assistant Minister for Cyber Security

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