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Retirement from shadow cabinet and changes to the shadow executive



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THE HON GARY GRAY MP MEMBER FOR BRAND

RETIREMENT FROM SHADOW CABINET AND CHANGES TO THE SHADOW EXECUTIVE

In February of this year I announced my intention not to stand for re-election as the Member for Brand. At that time I resigned from all shadow parliamentary and executive roles.

I would like to thank my Labor Leader, Bill Shorten, for his long friendship and support during my time in the executive, both in government and opposition. I acknowledge also the great work and support of all of the colleagues I have worked with during my parliamentary career.

I am delighted to see the announcement of a range of new talent to Labor’s front bench.

I congratulate Jason Clare, Shayne Nuemann, Stephen Jones and Jim Chalmers on their new roles. I am confident they will serve with distinction.

The appointment of Senator Patrick Dodson as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition is an appropriate sign of Senator Dodson’s ability and recognises the significant role he will take in bringing positive change to Indigenous Australians and the wider Australian community.

I wish Bill Shorten and my colleagues well in the upcoming election and look forward to the election of a Shorten Labor Government.

WEDNESDAY, 4 MAY 2016 MEDIA CONTACT: BRENDAN MCSHANAG 0429 666 520