The shadow ministry has been announced.
“I have appointed a new Shadow Ministry to drive Labor’s new policy agenda for the 2007 Federal Election,” Labor leader Kevin Rudd says.
But who might feel that their career has turned into a cul-de-sac, taken a wrong term or gone down a dead end. Here’s Crikey’s guide to who’s a reshuffle winner – and who’s lost out.
Leader: Kevin Rudd – Winner.
Deputy Leader, Employment & Industrial Relations, Social Inclusion: Julia Gillard – A winner (but we all know the job she wants)
Leader in the Senate, National Development, Resources & Energy: Chris Evans
Deputy Leader in the Senate, Communications & Information Technology: Stephen Conroy – Hasn’t moved
Water & Infrastructure, Manager of Opposition Business: Anthony Albanese – A loser, but given a consolation prize (we’ll miss the sparks from the friction between Tony Abbott and Julia Gillard dynamics over the business of the House, though).
Homeland Security, Territories: Arch Bevis – Bit of a loser, bit of a winner.
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Assistant Treasurer, Revenue & Competition Policy: Chris Bowen – Onto the frontbench and into a very nice job. A winner.
Immigration, Integration & Citizenship: Tony Burke – The same portfolio, but with a little more. A winner.
Industry, Innovation, Science & Research: Kim Carr – An unlikely job – and a winner.
Trade & Regional Development: Simon Crean – See above.
Service Economy, Small Business & Independent Contractors: Craig Emerson – A winner.
Multicultural Affairs, Urban Development & Consumer Affairs: Laurie Ferguson – A winner.
Transport, Roads & Tourism: Martin Ferguson – A loser. Uranium miners are weeping today.
Defence: Joel Fitzgibbon – A survivor and a winner.
Climate Change, Environment & Heritage Arts: Peter Garrett – A winner.
Veterans Affairs, Defence Science & Personnel, Special Minister of State: Alan Griffin – A winner
Justice & Customs, Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate: Joe Ludwig – A winner.
Local Government, Sport, Recreation & Health Promotion: Kate Lundy – Much the same.
Families & Community Services, Indigenous Affairs & Reconciliation: Jenny Macklin – A loser.
Foreign Affairs: Robert McClelland – A big winner. That Rosencrantz and Guildenstern press release paid off.
Ageing, Disabilities & Carers: Jan McLucas – The same.
Federal/State Relations, International Development Assistance: Bob McMullan – A winner.
Primary Industries, Fisheries & Forestry: Kerry O’Brien – A winner.
Human Services, Housing, Youth and Women: Tanya Plibersek – A winner.
Health: Nicola Roxon – A winner
Superannuation & Intergenerational Finance, Banking & Financial Services: Nick Sherry – Much the same.
Education & Training: Stephen Smith – A loser.
Treasurer: Wayne Swan – Surviving has been a big win.
Finance: Lindsay Tanner – The same – but he must be disappointed.
Attorney General, Deputy Manager of Opposition Business: Kelvin Thomson – A winner
Public Administration & Accountability, Corporate Governance & Responsibility, Workforce Participation: Penny Wong – A big winner.