Victorian Election Update and Shadow Cabinet
After Labor’s narrow defeat in the Victorian Election, John Brumby announced he would step down from the leadership of the party. Subsequently on 3 December, Daniel Andrews was elected unopposed as Opposition leader and leader of the Victorian Labor party.
Rob Hulls retained his position as deputy leader with Brumby to serve on the backbench.
The election was the first time since South Australia in 1993 that no independent or minor party candidate was elected to the lower house.
State of Legislative Assembly
- The new Coalition Government has the narrowest of margins, with the minimum number of seats to govern in their own right.
- The final make up of the Victorian Legislative Assembly (45 seats required to form government in the lower house)
- – Labor: 43 seats
- – Liberal: 45 seats
State of the Legislative Council
- The final make up of the Victorian Legislative Council is still unknown (21 seats required to hold a majority in the 40 seat upper house). As of 9 December, the ABC’s psephologist Antony Green estimated the outcome as:
- – Labor: 16 seats
- – Greens: 3 seats
- – Liberal: 21 seats
- If this result is confirmed the Coalition will have a working majority in both houses.
Daniel Andrews Biography
- Andrews was educated in Wangaratta and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1996 from Monash University. After graduating, Andrews became an electorate officer for federal Labor MP Alan Griffin.
- He worked at the party’s head office from 1999 to 2002, initially as an organiser, and then as assistant state secretary.
- Following his election to parliament in the Legislative Assembly seat of Mulgrave at the 2002 election, Andrews was promoted to the role of Parliamentary Secretary for Health in the Steve Bracks Labor government.
- Four years later he became the Minister for Gaming, Minister for Consumer Affairs and Minister Assisting the Premier on Multicultural Affairs following the 2006 election.
- When Bracks retired from parliament in 2007, Andrews became the Minister for Health in the John Brumby Labor government.
- The new shadow Cabinet
The 22-strong shadow cabinet includes nine newcomers and four new portfolios – spokespersons for cost of living, the suburbs, health promotion and sustainable growth.
Two MPs will keep their former roles – former Police Minister James Merlino and former Housing Minister Richard Wynne.
A PDF of the new Shadow Cabinet is available here.
|Daniel Andrews MP||Leader of the Labor Party|
|Leader of the Opposition|
|Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs|
|Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs|
|Shadow Minister for Children & Young Adults|
|Rob Hulls MP||Deputy Leader of the Labor Party|
|Deputy Leader of the Opposition|
|Shadow Minister for Education|
|John Lenders MLC||Leader of the Labor Party (Legislative Council)|
|Leader of the Opposition (Legislative Council)|
|Shadow Minister for Agriculture and Food Security|
|Shadow Minister for Water|
|Shadow Minister for Resources|
|Shadow Minister for Commonwealth State Relations|
|Gavin Jennings MLC||Deputy Leader of the Labor Party (Legislative Council)|
|Deputy Leader of the Opposition (Legislative Council)|
|Shadow Minister for Health|
|Shadow Minister for Mental Health|
|Jacinta Allan MP||Manager of Opposition Business|
|Shadow Minister for Regional and Rural Development|
|Shadow Minister for Bushfire Response|
|Shadow Minister for Roads|
|Lily D’Ambrosio MP||Shadow Minister for Consumer Protection|
|Shadow Minister for Energy|
|Shadow Minister for the Cost of Living|
|Shadow Minister for the Suburbs|
|Luke Donnellan MP||Shadow Minister for Child Safety|
|Shadow Minister for Sport and Recreation|
|Danielle Green MP||Shadow Minister for Emergency Services|
|Shadow Minister for Disability Services|
|Shadow Minister for Health Promotion|
|Shadow Minister for Volunteers|
|Jill Hennessy MP||Shadow Minister for Corrections|
|Shadow Minister for Crime Prevention|
|Shadow Minister for the Anti Corruption Commission|
|Shadow Minister for Women|
|Steve Herbert MP||Shadow Minister for Higher Education|
|Shadow Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships|
|Shadow Minister for the Teaching Profession|
|Tim Holding MP||Shadow Treasurer|
|Shadow Minister for Industry|
|Justin Madden MP||Shadow Minister for Innovation|
|Shadow Minister for Small Business|
|Shadow Minister for Tourism & Major Events|
|James Merlino MP||Shadow Minister for Police|
|Shadow Minister for the TAC & Road Safety|
|Jenny Mikakos MLC||Shadow Minister for Seniors & Ageing|
|Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader on Children & Young Adults|
|Shadow Minister for Youth Justice|
|Lisa Neville MP||Shadow Minister for Environment & Climate Change|
|Shadow Minister for the Arts|
|Martin Pakula MLC||Shadow Attorney General|
|Shadow Minister for Gaming & Racing|
|Opposition Scrutiny of Government|
|Tim Pallas MP||Shadow Minister for Employment|
|Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations|
|Shadow Minister for Ports|
|Shadow Minister for Major Projects and Infrastructure|
|Fiona Richardson MP||Shadow Minister for Public Transport|
|Robin Scott MP||Shadow Minister for Finance|
|Shadow Minister for Workcover|
|Adem Somyurek MLC||Shadow Minister for Technology|
|Shadow Minister for Manufacturing|
|Shadow Minister for Electoral Reform|
|Brian Tee MLC||Shadow Minister for Planning|
|Shadow Minister for Sustainable Growth|
|Richard Wynne MP||Shadow Minister for Housing|
|Shadow Minister for Local Government|
|Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Closing the Gap|
|Shadow Minister for A Fairer Victoria|
|Candy Broad MLC||Shadow Cabinet Secretary|