Opposition Leader David Crisafulli unveils new LNP frontbench

Opposition Leader David Crisafulli has unveiled his shadow cabinet, with former leader Deb Frecklington and former deputy Tim Mander both given roles.

Another former leader has also been brought back to the opposition frontbench with Tim Nicholls included in shadow cabinet.

Ms Frecklington has been given the role as Shadow Minister for Water and the Construction of Dams, Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing.


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Mr Mander has been appointed Shadow Minister for Housing and Public Works while the former NRL referee will also take on Sport and Racing.

Mr Nicholls has been named as Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for Justice.

Three Gold Coast MPs have been named on the LNP frontbench including young Bonney MP Sam O’Connor.

He will be Shadow Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Shadow Minister for Science and Innovation, Shadow Minister for Youth.

He’ll go head-to-head with Labor’s rising star on the Gold Coast Meaghan Scanlon who became the state’s youngest ever cabinet minister last week.

Ros Bates retains her role as Shadow Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, while John-Paul Langrboek has been named as Shadow Minister for Seniors, Communities and Disability Services, Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships.

But there was no room for Burleigh MP Michael Hart who has been dumped from shadow cabinet after serving as Opposition Housing spokesperson under Deb Frecklington.

Mr Crisafulli will retain the role as Shadow Tourism Minister, a position he held under Ms Frecklington.

“The new Shadow Cabinet team is hungry to win, determined to hold Labor to account, and ready to set ourselves on a path to improve life for Queensland families in 2024,” Mr Crisafulli said.

“When I became the Leader of the Opposition, I said I would assemble a team of some of the best economic minds in the parliament.

“It’s a strong mix of fresh faces and experience.

“People will be left in no doubt as we come into the election in 2024 that we will be offering the best opportunity to get this state off its knees economically, create the jobs that we need to and govern in a measured and responsible way.”

New Shadow Cabinet – 

  • David Crisafulli – Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Tourism
  • David Janetzki – Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Investment and Trade
  • Ros Bates – Shadow Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, Shadow Minister for Medical Research, Shadow Minister for Women
  • Jarrod Bleijie – Shadow Minister for Finance, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, Manager of Opposition Business
  • Fiona Simpson – Shadow Minister for Integrity in Government, Shadow Minister for State Development and Planning
  • Dale Last – Shadow Minister for Police and Corrective Services, Shadow Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Affairs
  • Steven Minnikin – Shadow Minister for Customer Service, Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads
  • Tim Nicholls – Shadow Attorney-General, Shadow Minister for Justice
  • Christian Rowan – Shadow Minister for Education, Shadow Minister for the Arts
  • Deb Frecklington – Shadow Minister for Water and the Construction of Dams, Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Manufacturing
  • Pat Weir – Shadow Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
  • Tim Mander – Shadow Minister for Housing and Public Works, Shadow Minister for Sport and Racing
  • Tony Perrett – Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
  • Ann Leahy – Shadow Minister for Local Government, Shadow Minister for Disaster Recovery, Shadow Minister for Volunteers
  • John-Paul Langbroek – Shadow Minister for Seniors, Communities and Disability Services, Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships
  • Sam O’Connor – Shadow Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Shadow Minister for Science and Innovation, Shadow Minister for Youth
  • Brent Mickelberg – Shadow Minister for Employment, Small Business and Training, Shadow Minister for Open Data
  • Amanda Camm – Shadow Minister for Child Protection, Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence

 

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Too many Ministers!
If you want to lead by example cut the fat and waste out of some of these roles and just get on with the job.