Shadow Cabinet of Australia

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The Shadow Cabinet of Australia is a group of senior Opposition spokespeople who form an alternative Cabinet to the government's, whose members shadow or mark each individual Minister or portfolio of the Government.

Since the 2013 Australian federal election, the Australian Labor Party has been the official Opposition. It was led by Interim Leader Chris Bowen during the 2013 ALP Leadership spill which saw Bill Shorten elected as permanent leader.

Members of the Shadow Cabinet[edit]

Under Bowen's interim leadership, Labor frontbenchers retained the same portfolios as they held in the Rudd Ministry prior to the 2013 Australian federal election, with two exceptions: Chris Bowen acted as Opposition Leader and Richard Marles acted as Shadow Defence Minister (due to the fact that former Defence Minister Stephen Smith had retired at the election).[1][2] The Shadow Cabinet was reshuffled under Shorten's leadership on 18 October.

Officeholder Office(s)
Bill Shorten MP
Tanya Plibersek MP
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development (2013–present)
Senator Penny Wong
  • Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Trade and Investment (2013–present)
Senator Stephen Conroy
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Defence (2013–present)
Chris Bowen MP
  • Shadow Treasurer (2013–present)
Anthony Albanese MP
  • Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Tourism (2013–present)
Tony Burke MP
  • Shadow Minister for Finance (2013–present)
  • Manager of Opposition Business (2013–present)
Mark Butler MP
  • Shadow Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water (2013–present)
Senator Kim Carr
  • Shadow Minister for Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Industry (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader for Science (2013–present)
Jason Clare MP
  • Shadow Minister for Communications (2013–present)
Mark Dreyfus QC MP
  • Shadow Attorney-General (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for the Arts (2013–present)
  • Deputy Manager of Opposition Business (2013–present)
Kate Ellis MP
  • Shadow Minister for Education (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Early Childhood (2013–present)
Joel Fitzgibbon MP
  • Shadow Minister for Agriculture (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Rural Affairs (2014-Present)
Gary Gray AO MP
  • Shadow Minister for Resources (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Northern Australia (2013–present)
  • Shadow Special Minister of State (2013–present)
Catherine King MP
  • Shadow Minister for Health (2013–present)
Jenny Macklin MP
  • Shadow Minister for Families and Payments (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Disability Reform (2013–present)
Richard Marles MP
  • Shadow Minister for Immigration and Border Protection (2013–present)
Shayne Neumann MP
  • Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Ageing (2013–present)
Brendan O'Connor MP
  • Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations (2013–present)

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Outer Shadow Ministry[edit]

Officeholder Office(s)
Bernie Ripoll MP
  • Shadow Minister Assisting the Leader for Small Business (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Financial Services and Superannuation (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Sport (2013–present)
Senator Claire Moore
  • Shadow Minister for Women (2013–present)
  • Manager of Opposition Business (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Carers (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Communities (2013–present)
Senator Don Farrell
  • Shadow Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC (2013–2014)
  • Shadow Minister for Veterans' Affairs (2013–2014)
David Feeney MP
  • Shadow Minister for Justice (2013–present)
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Defence (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs (2014-Present)
Julie Collins MP
  • Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Local Government (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Employment Services (2013–present)
Andrew Leigh MP
  • Shadow Assistant Treasurer (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Competition (2013–present)
Sharon Bird MP
  • Shadow Minister for Vocational Education (2013–present)
Michelle Rowland MP
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Communications (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Multiculturalism (2013–present)
Stephen Jones MP
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Health (2014–present)
Senator Jan McLucas
  • Shadow Minister for Mental Health (2013–present)
  • Shadow Minister for Housing and Homelessness (2013–present)
Senator Doug Cameron
  • Shadow Minister for Human Services (2013–present)
Amanda Rishworth MP
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Education (2014–present)
  • Shadow Assistant Minister for Higher Education (2014–present)

Shadow Parliamentary Secretaries[edit]

Officeholder Office(s)
Julie Owens MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Small Business (2013–present)
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Education (2013–present)
Senator Jacinta Collins
  • Shadow Cabinet Secretary (2013–present)
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition (2013–present)
Michael Danby MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition (2013–present)
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Arts (2013–present)
Jim Chalmers MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition (2013–present)
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Trade and Investment (2013–present)
Matt Thistlethwaite MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs (2013–present)
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration (2013–present)
Gai Brodtmann MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Defence (2013–present)
Alannah MacTiernan MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Western Australia (2014–present)
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Regional Development and Infrastructure (2014–present)
Warren Snowdon MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for External Territories (2013–present)
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Northern Australia (2013–present)
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Indigenous Affairs (2013–present)
Ed Husic MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Treasurer (2013–present)
Senator Louise Pratt
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water (2013–2014)
Tony Zappia MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Manufacturing (2013–present)
Senator Lisa Singh
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney-General (2013–2014)
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment, Climate Change and Water (2014–Present)
Amanda Rishworth MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health (2013–2014)
Senator Carol Brown
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Families and Payments (2013–present)
Senator Helen Polley
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Aged Care (2013–present)
Nick Champion MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health (2014–Present)
Graham Perrett MP
  • Shadow Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Attorney-General (2014-Present)

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