28/06/2019 - 14:02

Harvey names shadow ministry

28/06/2019 - 14:02

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Newly minted opposition leader Liza Harvey has revealed her shadow cabinet, with former leader Mike Nahan appointed as shadow minister for planning and Asian engagement.

Libby Mettam will now become shadow transport minister. Photo: Gabriel Oliveira.

Newly minted opposition leader Liza Harvey has revealed her shadow cabinet, with former leader Mike Nahan appointed as shadow minister for planning and Asian engagement.

Dawesville MP Zak Kirkup and Vasse MP Libby Mettam among the biggest winners from the changes.

Mr Kirkup will take the health portfolio and Ms Mettam will now become shadow transport minister, while Carine MP Tony Krsticevic will be WA’s first shadow minister for homelessness, and Darling Range MP Alyssa Hayden has been elevated to opposition whip.

Churchlands MP Sean L’Estrange will move from health and mental health to corrective services and housing.

Peter Collier remains leader of the opposition in the Legislative Council, his deputy Michael Mischin remains shadow attorney-general, and Donna Faragher retains the education portfolio.

MLC Tjorn Sibma will become shadow minister for ports.

Ms Harvey said her new team was brimming with real-life experiences, and would bring a focus to the less fortunate in WA.

“Homelessness is a scourge on society, and while the premier might turn his back on those less fortunate, even in his own electorate, we will make sure that it is a top priority for us,” she said.

“This is a fantastic team which will take it up to a lacklustre and arrogant Labor government that has sailed along on the coat-tails of the former administration

“The only achievement of this Labor government so far is its ability to cut ribbons and open nation-building projects like stadiums, hospitals and freeways, all legacies of the previous Liberal-National government.”

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