Sunday 24 September 2017
Liberal Nationals Shadow Ministry
Today, Peter Walsh and I announce a new shadow ministerial line-up that will sharpen our focus on the things that matter most to Victorians.
The Liberals and Nationals are focused on policies that will create good jobs for Victorians – jobs that offer more security and better opportunity. The Liberals and Nationals are focused on housing affordability and affordable electricity. The Liberals and Nationals are focused on easing the population squeeze and becoming a state of cities and not a city state. The Liberals and Nationals are focused on safer communities with good roads, transport, schools and local health care.
These are the issues that all of my team are focused on.
Over the next 14 months, my team with this new allocation of portfolios and responsibilities will build on the policies already released that will give Victorians a real choice at the next election between more of the same or a better future.
We are working on a plan to manage Victoria’s population growth of over 100,000 people every year. It’s a plan that will grow jobs around the state, including an ambitious construction and infrastructure program that will improve the connectivity between cities and towns to help decentralise our population.
That’s why I am taking on responsibility for our population policy with Nationals Leader Peter Walsh who will have responsibility for decentralisation.
Deputy Liberal Leader David Hodgett will take on the Roads portfolio while David Davis will assume responsibility for Public Transport. Public Transport and Roads will be central to the vision for Victoria that we take to the election.
Deputy Leader of the Nationals, Steph Ryan picks up the vital Water portfolio to add to her current responsibilities.
In addition to retaining Emergency Services, Brad Battin will take on the new portfolio of Building Industry which will give greater focus on both the regulation and development of Victoria’s building and construction industry. Brad will continue in the role of Emergency Services, protecting those that protect us and keeping the CFA from being torn apart by Daniel Andrews.
Daniel Andrews has introduced 11 new taxes that have increased overall tax by over 20%. On top of that, he has forced the closure of Hazelwood which has seen sky-rocketing electricity costs. I am delighted that Ryan Smith will take on the new Shadow Ministry of Cost of Living as well as Shadow Special Minister of State. As Shadow Special Minister of State, Ryan will now play the lead coordination role between the parliamentary party and the Liberal Party organisation for the 2018 election campaign.
Underpinning Victoria’s liveability is protecting our natural environment. Nick Wakeling will take on the key portfolio of Environment – to protect and enhance our parks, rivers, bays and ocean.
Tim Smith comes into Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Education and Scrutiny of Government. Danny O’Brien will now head the Coalition’s Population Policy taskforce.
Emma Kealy has additional responsibilities in the Health portfolio and will be Shadow Minister for Country Health, Mental Health, Senior Victorians, and Women.
David Morris has the added responsibility of Local Government as well as Shadow Cabinet Secretary.
Robert Clark continues to serve as Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and takes on the new portfolio of Counter Terrorism.
Shadow Parliamentary Secretaries will have a title change to better reflect their duties; all will now be known as a Shadow Assistant Minister.
Dee Ryall comes into the new role of Shadow Assistant Minister for Economic Development while Margaret Fitzherbert takes on the extra role of Shadow Assistant Minister to the Leader.
Victorians will have a clear choice at the next election. A choice between a team focused on ideas and policies that will focus on jobs and protecting the way we live, or a government more focused on themselves’ and rorting the taxpayer.
24 September 2017
|Matthew Guy MP||Leader of the Opposition
Leader of the Liberal Party
Shadow Minister for Population
|Peter Walsh MP||Leader of the Nationals
Deputy Leader of the Coalition
Shadow Minister for Agriculture
Shadow Minister for Regional Victoria and Decentralisation
|David Hodgett MP||Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party
Shadow Minister for Roads and Infrastructure
Shadow Minister for Ports and Freight
|Steph Ryan MP||Deputy Leader of the Nationals
Shadow Minister for Water
Shadow Minister for Training, Skills and Apprenticeships
Shadow Minister for Young Victorians
|Mary Wooldridge MP||Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council
Leader of the Liberal Party in the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Health
|Gordon Rich-Phillips MP||Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party in the Legislative Council
Shadow Assistant Treasurer
Shadow Minister for Government Administration
Shadow Minister for Aviation
|Michael O’Brien MP||Shadow Treasurer|
|Brad Battin MP||Shadow Minister for Emergency Services
Shadow Minister for the Building Industry
|Tim Bull MP||Shadow Minister for Disability
Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Shadow Minister for Racing
|Neale Burgess MP||Shadow Minister for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises|
|Robert Clark MP||Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations
Shadow Minister for Counter Terrorism
Manager of Opposition Business
|Georgie Crozier MP||Shadow Minister for Housing
Shadow Minister for Families and Children
Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence
|David Davis MP||Shadow Minister for Public Transport
Shadow Minister for Planning
Shadow Minister for Equality
|Emma Kealy MP||Shadow Minister for Country Health
Shadow Minister for Mental Health
Shadow Minister for Senior Victorians
Shadow Minister for Women
|Tim McCurdy MP||Shadow Minister for Sport
Shadow Minister for Gaming and Liquor Regulation
Shadow Minister for Veterans
|David Morris MP||Shadow Minister for Finance
Shadow Minister for Local Government
Shadow Cabinet Secretary
|Edward O’Donohue MP||Shadow Minister for Police
Shadow Minister for Community Safety
Shadow Minister for Corrections
|Craig Ondarchie MP||Shadow Minister for Investment and Jobs
Shadow Minister for Trade
|John Pesutto MP||Shadow Attorney-General|
|Inga Peulich MP||Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs|
|Ryan Smith MP||Shadow Special Minister of State
Shadow Minister for Industry
Shadow Minister for Cost of Living
|Tim Smith MP||Shadow Minister for Education
Shadow Minister for Scrutiny of Government
|David Southwick MP||Shadow Minister for Innovation
Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources
Shadow Minister for Renewables
|Heidi Victoria MP||Shadow Minister for Arts and Culture
Shadow Minister for Tourism and Major Events
Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs
|Nick Wakeling MP||Shadow Minister for Environment|
Shadow Assistant Ministry
25 September 2017
|Neil Angus MP||Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury|
|Melina Bath MP||Shadow Assistant Minister for Education|
|Bernie Finn MP||Shadow Assistant Minister for Autism Spectrum Disorder
Shadow Assistant Minister for Electoral Integrity
Shadow Assistant Minister for Melbourne’s West
|Margaret Fitzherbert MP||Shadow Assistant Minister to the Leader
Shadow Assistant Minister for Health
|Michael Gidley MP||Shadow Assistant Minister for Small Business, Investment, Jobs and Trade|
|Andrew Katos MP||Shadow Assistant Minister for Geelong|
|Cindy McLeish MP||Shadow Assistant Minister for Environment, Communities and Volunteers|
|Simon Ramsay MP||Shadow Assistant Minister for Agriculture|
|Dee Ryall MP||Shadow Assistant Minister for Economic Development|