McGowan unveils WA Labor's Shadow Cabinet
Date: 09 April 2013WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan announced his new Shadow Cabinet team, following today's meeting of the WA Labor Caucus.
WA Labor's Shadow Cabinet team is as follows:
- Mark McGowan MLA - Leader of the Opposition; Regional Development; Economic Reform; Public Sector Management
- Roger Cook MLA - Health; Science
- Sue Ellery MLC - Education; Children's Interests
- Kate Doust MLC - Industrial Relations; Commerce; Small Business; Trade; Electoral Affairs
- Michelle Roberts MLA - Police; Road Safety; Crime Prevention; Culture and the Arts; Manager of Opposition Business
- Fran Logan MLA - Housing; Local Jobs; Training & Workforce Development
- Margaret Quirk MLA - Emergency Services; Bushfire Preparedness; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Seniors, Ageing and Volunteering; Heritage
- Ken Travers MLC - Transport; Agriculture and Food; Infrastructure; Wheatbelt; Mid West
- Ben Wyatt MLA - Treasurer; Aboriginal Affairs; Native Title; Kimberley; Pilbara; Cost of Living
- David Templeman MLA - Local Government; Community Services; Peel; Whip
- Mick Murray MLA - Regional Roads; Racing & Gaming; Forestry; South West
- Bill Johnston MLA - State Development; Energy; Mines & Petroleum
- Paul Papalia MLA - Corrective Services; Tourism; Defence Issues; Gascoyne; Goldfields-Esperance
- John Quigley MLA - Attorney General
- Sally Talbot MLC - Disability Services; Mental Health; Child Protection
- Chris Tallentire MLA - Environment; Climate Change; Lands
- Peter Watson MLA - Sport and Recreation; Great Southern; Veterans' Issues
- Rita Saffioti MLA - Planning; Finance; Government Accountability; Women's Interests
- Dave Kelly MLA - Water; Fisheries; Youth
"WA Labor's Shadow Cabinet team includes experienced Members of Parliament as well as some fresh faces, who have earned their place on the team through strong performances in Parliament or the community," Mr McGowan said.
"This is an energetic team that has the talent and drive to hold the Barnett Government to account and develop meaningful policies for the future.
"It includes six female Members of Parliament and contains a good mix of regional and city MPs.
"Western Australia's regions are critical to the future of the State and I will keep the Regional Development portfolio to ensure they get the attention they deserve. I have also created the Children's Interests portfolio, recognising the importance of children in our community.
"WA Labor has a vision for the State and is focused on presenting an alternative government for the people of Western Australia."