South Australia Shadow Cabinet Updates
On 3 March 2021, South Australian Labor Leader Peter Malinauskas MP announced that MLC Emily Bourke will join the Opposition front bench.
Bourke will also take on the portfolios of Shadow Minister for Local Government and Shadow Minister for the City of Adelaide.
Bourke’s appointment to the front bench will continue Labor’s 50 per cent gender balance where seven of the 14 member Shadow Cabinet are women. At present, three of the 14 member Liberal Cabinet are women.
Bourke was first elected to the Legislative Council at the 2018 South Australian State Election. Previously, Bourke was Assistant Shadow Minister for the City of Adelaide and the Assistant Shadow Minister to the Leader of the Opposition. Prior to the 2018 election, Bourke worked as a staffer for former South Australian Premier, Jay Weatherill.
Further changes to the Shadow Ministry include:
- Portfolio of Multicultural Affairs to Zoe Bettison MP
- Portfolio of Arts to Katrine Hildyard MP
- Portfolio of Planning to Andrea Michaels MP
The Shadow Cabinet reshuffle follows the decision by Jayne Stinson MP to stand down from the front bench.
Full Shadow Cabinet
|Leader of the Opposition Shadow Minister for Defence & Space Industries Shadow Minister for Jobs||Peter Malinauskas MP|
|Deputy Leader of the Opposition Shadow Minister for Environment & Water Shadow Minister for Climate Change Shadow Minister for Industry & Higher Education||Susan Close MP|
|Shadow Attorney-General Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations & Public Sector Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council||Kyam Maher MLC|
|Shadow Minister for Infrastructure & Transport Shadow Minister for Mining & Energy Shadow Minister for Government Accountability Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assembly||Tom Koutsantonis MP|
|Shadow Treasurer||Stephen Mullighan MP|
|Shadow Minister for Trade, Tourism & Investment Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs||Zoe Bettison MP|
|Shadow Minister for Health & Wellbeing||Chris Picton MP|
|Shadow Minister for Child Protection Shadow Minister for Women & the Prevention of Domestic & Family Violence Shadow Minister for Recreation, Sport & Racing Shadow Minister for Arts||Katrine Hildyard MP|
|Shadow Minister for Police & Road Safety Shadow Minister for Emergency Services Shadow Minister for Correctional Services||Lee Odenwalder MP|
|Shadow Minister for Human Services||Nat Cook MP|
|Shadow Minister for Primary Industries & Regional Development Shadow Minister for Forestry Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council||Clare Scriven MLC|
|Shadow Minister for Education Shadow Minister for Training & Skills Shadow Minister for Veterans’ Affairs MP||Blair Boyer MP|
|Shadow Minister for Small & Family Business Shadow Minister for Consumer & Business Affairs Shadow Minister for Housing & Urban Development Shadow Minister for Housing||Andrea Michaels MP|
|Shadow Minister for Local Government Shadow Minister for the City of Adelaide||Emily Bourke MLC|
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