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Mackay Unveils New Shadow Ministry


NSW Opposition Leader Jodi McKay has brought in eight new faces and promoted another four MPs to senior portfolios marking a significant refresh of the NSW Labor frontbench.


Half of the Labor Shadow Cabinet are now either new or have been given significant promotions.

Daniel Mookhey, Trish Doyle, Greg Warren, Jo Haylen, Paul Scully, Julia Finn, Tara Moriarty and Jodie Harrison all make their debut in a McKay Shadow Cabinet.

Meanwhile Prue Car, John Graham, Kate Washington and Chris Minns have all been promoted in a cabinet that also includes new portfolios to reflect Labor’s priorities.

The new portfolios include the Gig Economy; Rural & Regional Jobs; Building Reform; Housing & Homelessness; Consumer Protection; Better Public Services; Carers and Volunteers and Active Transport.

Ms McKay said the changes signalled a major rejuvenation for NSW Labor.

“We have a fresh new team with responsibilities that really give us a chance to reconnect with NSW communities whether that is in the regions or suburbs of Western Sydney.

“I am incredibly proud of the Shadow Cabinet because it brings on some of the real talent within our caucus and signals to people exactly where Labor’s priorities lie – which is putting people first,” Ms McKay said.

The new-look Shadow Cabinet comes in the wake of Ms McKay announcing her leadership team which was elected at a caucus meeting on Tuesday.

Ms McKay is joined by Yasmin Catley as her Deputy Leader – the first time in 40 years that a regional member of the Legislative Assembly has served in a Labor leadership team.

Adam Searle remains as Opposition Leader in the Legislative Council assisted by Penny Sharpe as Deputy.

Following her election at the weekend Ms McKay has signalled her intention to embark on a tour of NSW to listen to people to understand better how a future Labor government can serve them.

NSW Shadow Ministers

Ms Jodi McKay MP Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism

Ms Yasmin Catley MP Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Rural and Regional Jobs, Shadow Minister for Building Reform and Property

Mr Ryan Park MP

Shadow Minister for Health, Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Shadow Minister for the Illawarra and South Coast, Manager of Opposition Business

Mr Adam Searle MLC Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, Shadow Minister for Planning and Better Living, Shadow Minister for the North Coast

Ms Penny Sharpe MLC Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services, Shadow Minister for Disability Inclusion

Mr Walt Secord MLC

Shadow Treasurer, Shadow Minister for the Arts, Shadow Special Minister of State

Mr Paul Lynch MP

Shadow Attorney General

Ms Prue Car MP

Shadow Minister for Education

Mr John Graham MLC

Shadow Minister for Roads, Shadow Minister for Music and the Night Time Economy

Ms Kate Washington MP

Shadow Minister for Environment and Heritage, Shadow Minister for Rural Health

Mr Chris Minns MP

Shadow Minister for Transport, Shadow Minister for Corrections

Ms Sophie Cotsis MP

Shadow Minister for Better Public Services

Mr Mick Veitch MLC

Shadow Minister for Industry and Trade, Shadow Minister for Rural Roads, Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs and Western NSW

Mr Daniel Mookhey MLC

Shadow Minister for Finance and Small Business, Shadow Minister for the Gig Economy

Ms Lynda Voltz MP

Shadow Minister for Police and Counter Terrorism, Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation

Mr David Harris MP

Shadow Minister for Regional Transport, Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty, Shadow Minister for the Central Coast

Mr Clayton Barr MP

Shadow Minister for Water, Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Tertiary Education, Shadow Minister for the Hunter

Mr Jihad Dib MP

Shadow Minister for Skills and TAFE, Shadow Minister for Youth, Shadow Minister for Juvenile Justice, Shadow Minister Assisting on Multiculturalism

Ms Jenny Aitchison MP

Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Shadow Minister for Investment and Tourism, Shadow Minister for Medical Research

Mr Greg Warren MP

Shadow Minister for Local Government, Shadow Minister for Veterans, Shadow Minister for Western Sydney

Ms Trish Doyle MP

Shadow Minister for Women and the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Shadow Minister for Emergency Services

Ms Jo Haylen MP

Shadow Minister for Active Transport, Shadow Minister for Seniors and Volunteers, Shadow Minister for the Cost of Living

Mr Paul Scully MP

Shadow Minister for Natural Resources

Ms Jodie Harrison

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Learning

Ms Julia Finn MP

Shadow Minister for Consumer Protection, Shadow Minister for Carers

Ms Tara Moriarty MLC

Shadow Minister for Crown Lands, Shadow Minister for Mental Health

Mr Peter Primrose MLC

Shadow Cabinet Secretary

LA Whip: Ms Anna Watson MP

LA Deputy Whip: Ms Trish Doyle MP

LC Whip: Mr Mark Buttigieg MLC

LC Deputy Whip: Mr Anthony D’Adam MLC

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