Media Release: Greens Announce New Portfolio Distribution & Deputy Leader

Nick McKim MP
Greens Leader

The Tasmanian Greens today announced their shadow portfolio responsibilities distributed amongst the five MPs as they take on their cross-bench responsibilities to hold the government to account.

Greens Leader Nick McKim MP said that both he and Cabinet Secretary Cassy O’Connor MP will also take on some shadow portfolio responsibilities additional to their Ministerial responsibilities in order to pursue Greens’ policies.

Mr McKim also announced that Tim Morris MP had been chosen by the Party Room as Greens’ Deputy Leader.

“These arrangements provide the Greens’ Party room with an unique opportunity to deliver on Greens’ policy commitments by operating constructively within Cabinet and as a united team on the floor of the House,” Mr McKim said.

“The Greens take our Shadow portfolio responsibilities seriously and through these we will pursue Greens’ policies and election commitments, as well as continue our usual role of effectively holding the government to account.”

“Both Ms O’Connor and I will also take on Shadow portfolio responsibilities additional to our Ministerial portfolios.  This will provide us with the unique opportunity of being able to advocate Greens’ policy both within Cabinet and independent of Cabinet.”

“I also welcome Tim Morris MP as Deputy Leader.  Having this position formalised within the Party Room will assist greatly in meeting the increased workload, challenges and responsibilities which come with a power-sharing Parliament.”

Tasmanian Greens MPs’ Shadow Portfolio Responsibilities:

Nick McKim MP, Greens Leader (additional to Ministerial portfolios)

  • Innovation, Science and Technology
  • Attorney-General & Justice
  • Economic Development, Sport & Recreation

Tim Morris MP, Deputy Leader

  • Water
  • Treasury
  • Tourism
  • Infrastructure
  • Local Government
  • Planning
  • Industrial Relations
  • Hospitality
  • Corrections and Consumer Protection

Kim Booth MP

  • Forests
  • Energy
  • Human Services
  • Small Business
  • Primary Industry
  • Industry
  • Racing and Gaming
  • Veterans Affairs

Cassy O’Connor MP (additional to Ministerial portfolios)

  • Environment, Parks and Heritage
  • Animal Welfare
  • Arts

Paul O’Halloran MP

  • Education and Skills
  • Health
  • Children
  • Climate Change
  • Mining
  • Community Development
  • Police and Emergency Services

Monday, 3 May 2010