South Australian Shadow Ministry

South Australian Liberal Shadow Ministry

On 6 April 2006, the new SA Liberal Leader Mr Iain Evans MP announced his new Shadow Ministry and Parliamentary Secretaries. Mr Evans succeeded Rob Kerin who stood down from the leadership in line with a pledge given before the 18 March 2006 election to do so if defeated.
Both Mr Evans and his Deputy Vickie Chapman were challenged for their positions but comfortably won their ballots. Both challengers, Isobel Redmond and Mitch Williams are in the frontbench along with former Leader Rob Kerin.

With the exception of treasury spokesman Rob Lucas in the Upper House, all other major portfolios are held in the same House as their Government counter-part.

The Opposition has created 13 Shadow Ministers plus two Parliamentary Secretaries. The Government has 15 Ministers (including the two non Labor Ministers) plus Parliamentary Secretaries.

Steven Griffiths and Michael Pengilly were first elected to the Parliament this March. Mr Griffiths was CEO of a rural council and Mr Pengilly was a Mayor on Kangaroo Island.

Italics denote new members of the frontbench. MLC denotes Member of the Legislative Council, the SA Upper House.

The new Liberal frontbench follows:

Minister Portfolio
Hon Iain Evans MP Opposition Leader
Economic Development
Social Inclusion
Sustainability & Climate Change
Ms Vickie Chapman MP Deputy Opposition Leader
Families& Communities
Hon Rob Lucas MLC Treasurer
Industry & Trade
Hon Rob Kerin MP Agriculture, Food and Fisheries
Administrative Services and Government Enterprises
Recreation, Sport and Recing
Ms Isobel Redmond MP Attorney General; Justice; Ageing; Disability
Mr Duncan McFetridge MP Education and Children’s Services
Mr Martin Hamilton-Smith MP Transport, Energy and Infrastructure
Multicultural Affairs
Federal/State Relations
Mr Mitch Williams MP Industrial Relations
Mineral Resources
Aboriginal Affairs
Science and Information Economy
Hon David Ridgway MLC River Murray
Environment & Conservation
Urban Development & Planning
Mr Steven Griffiths MP Employment, Training and Further Education
Mr Mark Goldsworthy MP State-Local Government Relations
Emergency Services
Mrs Liz Penfold MP Regional Development
Small Business
Consumer Affairs.
Hon Michelle Lensink MLC Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Status of Women
Correctional Services
Hon Terry Stephens MLC Parliamentary Secretary assisting in Industry & Trade
Economic Development
Mr Michael Pengilly MP Parliamentary Secretary assisting in Transport, Energy & Infrastructure
Regional Development

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