News State Tasmania Labor reveals first Tasmanian shadow cabinet after election defeat

Labor reveals first Tasmanian shadow cabinet after election defeat

Mr Greens has given potential future leader Rebecca White a "hefty" portfolio.
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Tasmania’s Opposition leader has announced his Shadow Cabinet.

Bryan Green will keep a watch over his former portfolio of resources, as well as the new portfolio of State Growth.

The deputy opposition leader, Michelle O’Byrne, is now Labor’s Education spokeswoman, while second-term MP Scott Bacon has been named Shadow Treasurer.

Mr Green has appointed Lyons MP Rebecca White as his Health and Human Services spokeswoman, saying he wants the potential future leader to gain experience keeping watch over a hefty portfolio.

“We will operate as a shadow cabinet in our parliamentary meetings,” he said.

“We will be very rigorous with respect to how we formulate our questions and how we undertake what we need to do to hold the government to account.”

Ms O’Byrne says that will include holding the Government to account in areas that have been dropped from the ministry.

“Just because the Government has chosen not to have a minister for workplace relations, not to have a minister for veterans’ affairs, not to have a minister for children and not to have a minister for multicultural affairs, does not mean that they will escape scrutiny on these incredibly important issues for Tasmania,” she said.