Ripper announces shadow cabinet

STATE Opposition Leader Eric Ripper has announced the ministerial portfolios of Labor’s shadow cabinet. Ben Wyatt (pictured top), is the opposition treasury spokesperson, and takes on the responsibilities of federal-state relations and culture and the arts. Kwinana MP and deputy Labor leader Roger Cook (pictured bottom) has been given the health portfolio, along with mental health and indigenous affairs. Sally Talbot has the environment, lands and youth portfolios, Mick Murray takes on agriculture, forestry and racing and gaming, Kate Doust has the energy and science and innovation portfolios and Ken Travers takes on transport and sport and recreation. Mr Ripper takes on the public sector management and native title portfolios. Former attorney general Jim McGinty will handle that portfolio in opposition as well as electoral affairs. Michelle Roberts has education and women’s interests and Alannah MacTiernan is spokeswoman for regional development, infrastructure coordination and climate change. Mark McGowan takes on the roles of manager of opposition business, state development, trade, planning and housing and works. Fran Logan will be responsible for water, consumer protection and industrial relations. Margaret Quirk is police, emergency services and road safety spokeswoman. Commerce (including small business), government accountability, tourism and training spokeswoman is Ljiljanna Ravlich, and Jon Ford has fisheries, mines and petroleum

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