GEELONG-based Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson has scored a promotion, named as one of many 10 girls within the 24-strong Shadow Cabinet introduced by Opposition Leader Peter Dutton right now (Sunday, June 5).
Senator Henderson is the brand new Shadow Communications Minister, changing Paul Fletcher, the previous minister for communications, city infrastructure, cities and the humanities within the former Morrison authorities.
“What you’re seeing in this lineup is some fresh faces, we have incredible depth of talent,” Mr Dutton stated this afternoon.
“Not just on the front bench, but on the back once as well. I’m cognisant of trying to bring people through for an opportunity, and you will see that we have some very impressive appointments.”
Mr Dutton’s appointments of Liberals and Nationals to his full Shadow Ministry embody (in no specific order):
- Angus Taylor – treasurer
- Barnaby Joyce – veterans affairs
- Alan Tudge – schooling
- Jane Hume – shadow finance minister
- Julian Leeser – legal professional common and indigenous affairs
- Sussan Ley – trade, abilities and coaching; shadow minister for ladies
- Marise Payne – cupboard secretary
- Karen Andrews – residence affairs; youngster safety and prevention of household violence
- Michaelia Cash – employment and office relations
- Anne Ruston – well being and aged care
- Andrew Hastie – defence
- David Littleproud – agriculture
- Senator Perin Davey – water assets and emergency administration
- Senator Bridget McKenzie – infrastructure, transport, regional improvement
- Kevin Hogan – commerce and tourism
- Senator Susan McDonald – assets and northern Australia
- Barnaby Joyce – veterans’ affairs
- Andrew Gee – regional well being, regional schooling
- Michael McCormack – worldwide improvement and the Pacific.
On the opposite facet of Parliament, one other Victorian-based MP, Ballarat Labor federal member Catherine King, was earlier re-appointed as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development (a portfolio she has held since 2019) and likewise gained the portfolio of Local Government in Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s first ministry.