08/12/2020 - 09:30

L’Estrange named shadow treasurer

08/12/2020 - 09:30

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Sean L'Estrange has been elevated to the role of shadow treasurer, replacing Dean Nalder ahead of the state election.

L’Estrange named shadow treasurer
Sean L'Estrange was elected to state parliament in 2013 and has previously served as finance and small business minister.

Sean L'Estrange has been elevated to the role of shadow treasurer, replacing Dean Nalder ahead of the state election.

First elected to state parliament in 2013, Mr L'Estrangeheld the finance and small business portfolios under Premier Colin Barnett, and was rumoured as a possible contender for the opposition’s leadership after Liza Harvey resigned from the position in November.

He will continue to serve as the opposition’s spokesperson for corrective services, emergency services and defence issues.

Announcing his new shadow cabinet this morning, opposition leader Zak Kirkup praised Mr L'Estrange's ability to bring experience in business, the military and as a state government minister to the role of shadow treasurer.

“I am confident that, with 95 days until the election, we have the right combination to embrace the challenge ahead,” Mr Kirkup said.

“We are all committed to attacking our campaign with energy and positivity to show the West Australian public the exciting plans we have for the future.”

Other new additions include the creation of a renewable energy portfolio, which will be held by David Honey.

Mr Honey, who held several high-level positions with Alcoa of Australia between 1998 and 2017, was elected to state parliament in a 2017 by-election.

He will continue to serve as shadow minister for energy, water, industrial development and lands.

Mr Kirkup will retain the shadow health portfolio, assisted by Tony Krsticevic, while Mrs Harvey will oversee mental health.

The former opposition leader will also be responsible for development, trade, local jobs, citizenship and multicultural affairs.

Who is in the new shadow cabinet?

Zak Kirkup – Leader of the Opposition; Shadow Minister for Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Federal-State Relations

Libby Mettam – Deputy Leader of the Opposition; Shadow Minister for Transport; Ports; Fisheries

Peter Collier – Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council; Shadow Minister for Disability Services; Sport & Recreation

Michael Mischin – Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council; Shadow Attorney General; Heritage; Culture and the Arts

Peter Katsambanis – Manager of Opposition Business; Shadow Minister for Police; Justice; Road Safety; Industrial Relations

Sean L'Estrange – Shadow Treasurer; Shadow Minister for Corrective Services; Emergency Services; Defence Issues

Steve Thomas – Shadow Minister for Finance; Agriculture & Food; Regional Development; Royalties for Regions

Liza Harvey – Shadow Minister for State Development; Trade; Local Jobs; Mental Health; Citizenship & Multicultural Affairs

Bill Marmion – Shadow Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Local Government; Science

Donna Faragher – Shadow Minister for Education and Training; Women’s Interests

Nick Goiran – Shadow Minister for Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Commerce

Tony Krsticevic – Opposition Whip in the Legislative Assembly; Shadow Minister for Community Services; Youth; Housing; Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader in Health

Tjorn Sibma – Shadow Minister for Planning; Environment; Forestry; Public Sector Management; Veterans Issues

Kyran O'Donnell – Shadow Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering

David Honey – Shadow Minister for Energy, Renewables & Hydrogen; Water; Industrial Development; Lands

Alyssa Hayden – Shadow Minister for Tourism; Small Business; Racing & Gaming

Simon O'Brien – Deputy President of the Legislative Council; Chair of Committees; Shadow Minister for Electoral Affairs

Ken Baston – Opposition Whip in the Legislative Council; Shadow Minister for Northern Australia

STANDING BY BUSINESS. TRUSTED BY BUSINESS.

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