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John Hewson Leader of the Opposition M e d ia R elease

173/92 23 May 1992

SHADOW MINISTRY

I have made the following changes to the Shadow Ministry as a consequence of the resignation of the Hon wal Fife and

Senator Peter Durack's offer to step down pending his

retirement from the Parliament at the next election.

The Shadow Minister for Communications, Warwick Smith, is appointed Manager of Opposition Business in the House of v Representatives and is promoted tb the Shadow Cabinet.

Dr Bob Woods, Shadow Minister for Health, is also promoted to the Shadow Cabinet.

Mr Peter Costello is to be Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for Justice, including his existing portfolio responsibilities for corporate law reform.

in view of the economic importance of superannuation and the need to raise the profile of this issue, I have decided that Senator Richard Alston should concentrate his efforts on the explanation and marketing of our new Fightbackl superannuation policy. Senator Alston will also have responsibility for our

child care policy. To facilitate this change, I have brought Mr David Connolly into the Shadow Ministry to carry

responsibility for the portfolio of Social Security.

Mrs Fran Bailey is to be Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs and retains her position as Secretary to the Fightbackl Co-ordination and Marketing Group.

Mr Alex Somlyay is appointed Secretary to the Shadow Cabinet.

Mr Paul Filing will assist me as Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader.

Senator Peter Durack has provided long and distinguished service to the Parliament and to the Coalition Parties in Government and in Opposition.

I am sorry to lose Wal Fife's service to the Shadow Ministry. His long, experience in the Parliament has been of considerable v a lu e to me and to his colleagues.

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Mr Fife has resigned rather than having to fight against another sitting Member as a result of the recent

redistribution of electoral boundaries. Mr Fife's decision is in the interest of Coalition unity. As I have said many

times, the only way we can win Government is as a unified team with clear policies and a clear sense of direction for

Australia.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT! 06-277 4022

SHADOW MINISTRY - MAY 1992

Leader of the Opposition

Senior Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader

Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader

Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader

Dr John Hewson MP

Mr Allan Rocher MP

Senator Rod Kemp

Mr Paul Filing MP

Leader of the National Party and Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources

Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader o f the National Party

Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Treasurer and Chairman of the Economics and Business Group

Parliamentary Secretary to the Deputy Leader

Mr Tim Fischer MP

Senator David Brown hill

Mr Peter Reith MP

Senator John Watson

Deputy Leader of the National Party Mr Bruce Lloyd MP and Shadow Minister for Primary Industry

Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Senator Robert Hill and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs

Shadow Minister for Trade Hon Andrew Peacock MP

Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, Hon John Howard MP Employment and Training, Shadow Minister assisting the Leader on the Public Service and Chairman of the Manpower and Labour Market Reform Group

Parliamentary Secretary to the Mr John Anderson MP Chairman o f the Manpower and Labour Market Reform Group

R epresentation in other C ham ber

Senator Hill

Senator P arer

Senator Short

Senator Tam bling

Mr Ruddock

Senator Hill

Senator P arer

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Senator Baume Shadow Minister for Sustainable Development and the Environment and Chairman of the Fightback! Co-ordination and Marketing Group

Shadow Minister for Shipping and Waterfront Reform and Deputy Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives

Shadow Minister for The Aged, Shadow Minister assisting the Leader on Policy Co-ordination, Joint Shadow Minister assisting the Leader on Transition to Government and Chairman of the Family, Social and

Health Policy Group

Parliamentary Secretary to the Chairman o f the Family, Social and Health Policy Group

Shadow Minister for Industry and Commerce and Chairman of the Industry and Structural Reform Group

Parliamentary Secretary to the Chairman o f the Industry and Structural Reform Group

Shadow Minister for Tourism and Aviation

Shadow Minister for Education Shadow Minister assisting the Leader on Science, Joint Shadow Minister assisting the Leader on Transition to Government

Shadow Minister for Finance and Shadow Minister assisting the Leader on Commonwealth/State Relations

Shadow Minister for Defence

Shadow Minister for Communications and Manager of Opposition Business in the House of Representatives

Shadow Minister for Health

Hon Fred Chaney MP

Mr John Sharp MP Senator Parer

Hon Jim Carlton MP Senator Alston

Senator Kay Patterson

Mr Ian McLachlan MP Senator Short

Mr Stewart McArthur MP

Mr David Jull MP Senator Newman

Dr David Kemp MP Senator Alston

Senator Jim Short Mr Reith

Mr Alexander Downer MP Senator Newman

Mr Warwick Smith MP Senator Alston

Dr Bob Woods MP Senator Patterson

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Shadow M inister for Im m igration and Ethnic Affairs and Shadow M inister assisting the Leader on Ethnic Affairs

Mr Philip Ruddock MP Senator Baume

Shadow M inister for Community Services, E xternal Territories and N orthern A ustralia Senator G rant Tam bling Mr Scott

Shadow M inister for Superannuation and Child Care Senator Richard Alston M r Connolly

Shadow M inister for V eterans' Affairs, Defence Science and Personnel and Shadow M inister assisting the Leader on the Status of Women

Senator Jocelyn Newman M r Fischer

Shadow A ttorney G eneral and Mr P eter Costello MP Senator Hill

Shadow M inister for Justice

Shadow M inister for Science and Technology Mr Peter M cGauran MP Senator Newman

Shadow M inister for Adm inistrative Services Senator W arwick P arer M r Prosser

Shadow M inister for Land T ransport M r David Hawker MP Senator Parer

Shadow M inister for Aboriginal and Torres S trait Islander Affairs and Shadow M inister assisting the Leader on Youth Affairs

Dr Michael Wooldridge MP Senator Baume

Shadow M inister for Small Business, Housing and Customs Mr Geoff Prosser MP Senator Newman

Shadow M inister for the Arts, Heritage and Sport Senator Michael Baume M r Jull

Shadow M inister for Privatisation Mr Julian Beale MP Senator Short

Shadow M inister for Social Security Deputy Chairm an of the Fightback! Group Mr David Connolly MP Senator Alston

Shadow M inister for Local Government and the ACT Senator Ian Macdonald Mr Hawker

Shadow M inister for Regional and Rural Mr Bruce Scott MP Senator Tambling

Development and Shadow M inister assisting the Shadow M inister for Prim ary Industry

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Mrs F ran Bailey MP Senator Baume Shadow M inister for Consumer Affairs Secretary of the Fightback! Group

Secretary to Shadow Cabinet Mr Alex Somlyay MP

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WHIPS

Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives Mr Bob Halverson OBE MP

Deputy Opposition Whip in the House of Representatives M r Neil Andrew MP

Opposition Whip in the Senate Senator M argaret Reid

Deputy Opposition Whip in the Senate Senator Sue Knowles

National P arty Whip in the House of Representatives Mr Noel Hicks MP

Deputy N ational P arty Whip in the House of Representatives Mr G arry Nehl MP

National Party Whip in the Senate Senator David Brownhill

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