TASMANIA has four members on the opposition front bench but none in the shadow cabinet, in the shadow ministry announced by Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten today.
Labor senator Helen Polley, who ran Mr Shorten's campaign for the Labor leadership in Tasmania, has been rewarded with the position of shadow parliamentary secretary for aged care.
Franklin MHR Julie Collins, who was briefly a cabinet minister under former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, is now shadow minister for regional development and local government, working with shadow infrastructure and transport minister Anthony Albanese.
Ms Collins was a strong supporter of Mr Albanese's bid for the Labor leadership and was promised a position in the shadow cabinet if he won the ballot.
Ms Collins has also been named shadow minister for employment services under shadow minister for employment and workplace relations, Brendan O'Connor.
Two other Tasmanian senators join the front bench for the first time, with Senator Carol Brown named shadow parliamentary secretary for families and payments and Senator Lisa Singh is parliamentary secretary to the shadow attorney-general.