Labor Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt has been appointed to senior portfolios in the new Shadow Cabinet.
This follows the previous announcement of Mr Pitt being named as Leader of Opposition Business.
Mr Pitt said he was honoured to accept the shadow portfolios of Treasury and Trade; Energy and Water Supply; Main Roads; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Sport and Recreation.
Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the full Shadow Cabinet today.
“I’m very enthusiastic about serving the Opposition in Shadow Cabinet and I am passionate about the portfolio responsibilities I have been given,” Mr Pitt said.
“I’m very eager to get on with the job of Opposition and hold the Newman Government accountable.
“I will continue to be a strong voice in Parliament for Far North Queensland,” he said.
Ms Palaszczuk said the Opposition team was under no illusions about the tough task ahead of it, given the Government’s unprecedented parliamentary majority.
“We have an enthusiastic team ready to get on with the important job of Opposition,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“I believe we have a good mix of experience across the portfolio areas and spanning the state of Queensland.
“Premier Campbell Newman made a lot of extravagant promises during the recent election campaign and we will be ensuring he is held to account.
“We know we have a lot of work to do but the people of Queensland can be reassured that we will work as hard as possible to get the job done.”
Other Shadow Cabinet responsibilities include:
Annastacia Palaszczuk – Leader of the Opposition; Justice Attorney-General and Industrial Relations; Education, Training and Employment; Tourism, Small Business, Major Events and Commonwealth Games; the Arts.
Tim Mulherin – Deputy Opposition Leader; State Development, Infrastructure, Planning and Racing; Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Local Government; Science, IT and Innovation.
Jo-Ann Miller – Opposition Whip; Health; Natural Resources and Mines; Housing.
Desley Scott – Deputy Opposition Whip; Disability Services; Community Services, Child Safety, Multicultural Affairs and Women; Mental Health; Transport
Bill Byrne – Police, Corrective Services and Emergency Services; Construction and Public Works; National Parks, Environment and Heritage Protection.
Some positions may be revised depending on the outcome of the South Brisbane by-election.