22/09/2008 - 11:17

Bishop named new shadow treasurer

22/09/2008 - 11:17


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Federal Liberal Party deputy leader Julie Bishop was one of three Western Australian MPs promoted to senior roles as part of new leader Malcolm Turnbull's frontbench reshuffle.

Bishop named new shadow treasurer

Federal Liberal Party deputy leader Julie Bishop was one of three Western Australian MPs promoted to senior roles as part of new leader Malcolm Turnbull's frontbench reshuffle.

Ms Bishop, the federal member for Curtin, is the first woman to take on the prestigious treasury portfolio either in opposition or federal government.

Fellow WA Liberal member for Stirling Michael Keenan, has been promoted to the workplace relations and employment portfolio. He was previously shadow minister for superannuation and corporate governance.

Helen Coonan will take care of foreign affairs while Christopher Pyne looks after education.

Andrew Robb will take on the new portfolio covering infrastructure and an emissions trading scheme.

Nationals leader Warren Truss will be responsible for trade, transport, regional development and local government.

The party's leader in the Senate, Nick Minchin, has been stripped of the defence portfolio in favour of WA senator David Johnston. Mr Minchin will be spokesperson for broadband communications and the digital economy.

Joe Hockey moves to finance while Tony Abbott remains in families community services and Indigenous affairs.

Greg Hunt also hangs on to the environment portfolio while Ian Macfarlane is shadow minister for energy and resources.


The full list is pasted below:


The federal shadow ministry:

Shadow cabinet

Malcolm Turnbull, Leader of the Opposition

Julie Bishop, Deputy Leader of the Opposition: Treasury.

Warren Truss, Nationals leader: Trade, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government

Nick Minchin, Senate leader: Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

Eric Abetz, deputy Senate leader: Innovation, Industry, Science and Research.

Andrew Robb; Infrastructure and COAG, assisting leader on emissions trading design.

Helen Coonan: Foreign Affairs

Joe Hockey: Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation.

Ian Macfarlane: Energy and Resources.

Tony Abbott: Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs.

Michael Ronaldson: State, shadow cabinet secretary.

Nigel Scullion: Human Services.

Greg Hunt: Climate Change, Environment and Water.

Peter Dutton: Health and Ageing.

David Johnston: Defence

Christopher Pyne: Education, Apprenticeships and Training.

George Brandis: Attorney-General

John Cobb: Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.

Michael Keenan: Employment and Workplace Relations.

Sharman Stone: Immigration and Citizenship.

Steve Ciobo: Small Business, Independent Contractors, Tourism and the Arts.


Outer shadow ministry

Chris Pearce: Financial Services, Superannuation and Corporate Law.

Tony Smith: Assistant Treasurer

Bruce Billson: Sustainable Development and Cities.

Luke Hartsuyker, deputy Nationals leader: Competition Policy and Consumer Affairs.

Scott Morrison: Housing and Local Government.

Margaret May: Ageing.

Bob Baldwin: Defence, Science and Personnel.

Louise Markus: Veterans Affairs.

Sophie Mirrabella: Early Childhood Education, Childcare, Women and Youth.

Susan Ley: Justice and Customs.

Andrew Southcott: Employment Participation, Training and Sport.


Shadow parliamentary secretaries

Ian Macdonald (Northern Australia); Barry Haase (Roads and Transport); John Forrest (Regional Development); Marise Payne (International Development Assistance, Indigenous Affairs); Don Randall (Energy and Resources); Cory Bernardi (Disabilities); Fiona Nash (Water Resources and Conservation); Mathia Cormann (Health Administration); Peter Lindsay (Defence); Brett Mason (Education); Jason Wood (Justice and Public Security); Richard Colbeck (Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry); Concetta Fierravanti-Wells (Immigration).


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