Former Coalition ministers have lost frontbench positions, while “new faces” have been promoted in the opposition’s reshuffle after the federal election, adding 10 women to the shadow cabinet.
Opposition leader Peter Dutton, unveiling his frontbench on Sunday afternoon, said the coalition has “an incredible depth of talent” and has brought some former backbenchers to the fore for new opportunities, while demoting some of former prime minister Scott Morrison’s allies. it was done.
“I’m really excited, and I think our team will work together to hold this government accountable,” Dutton said.
“I’ve been very aware of trying to bring some of those people in for the opportunity and you’ll see that we have some very impressive appointments today.”
On the coalition front, the total number of women has increased to 10. These include Jan Hume, who has been promoted to shadow finance spokesperson, and Sarah Henderson, who is now the coalition’s communications spokeswoman.
As was widely expected, Angus Taylor has become shadow treasurer and Simon Birmingham is now foreign affairs spokesman. Former SAS officer Andrew Hasty has been promoted as Defense Spokesperson. Alan Tudge, who stepped down as Minister of Education in October, returned to the Department of Education.
Berora member Julian Leiser, who held no auxiliary ministry position in the Morrison government, has been promoted to shadow attorney-general and spokesman for Indigenous Affairs.
Other Coalition lawmakers who have received frontbench positions for the first time include WA Senator Dean Smith, Townsville MP Philip Thompson and Tasmanian Senator Claire Chandler.
Linda Reynolds and Alex Hawke are among former ministers who have been dropped entirely from the Coalition frontbench, while former employment minister Stuart Robert has been demoted to the junior position of shadow assistant treasurer, while former trade and tourism minister Dan Tehan has been transferred. Immigration spokesperson.