New Labor leader David O'Byrne has unveiled his frontbench line-up, handing crucial portfolios to a rookie MP and making his party's former leader the shadow treasurer.
Mr O'Byrne - who will serve as Opposition spokesperson for infrastructure, economic development, tourism and climate change - said his shadow cabinet was one of "diversity" and "strength".
"It's a team that can get behind the needs of the Tasmanian people, hold the government to account and build a platform and vision for the future of Tasmania," he said.
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Mr O'Byrne's predecessor as Labor leader, Rebecca White, will take on his old role as the party's treasury spokesperson, while also holding the hospitality and events portfolio.
Braddon MHA Shane Broad, who recently went head-to-head with Mr O'Byrne in a contest for the party leadership, has been given responsibility for primary industries, fisheries and water, resources, trade and veterans' affairs.
Meanwhile, first-term Franklin MHA Dean Winter will juggle an array of portfolios, including energy and emissions reduction and finance, while also serving as the Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assembly.
A notable omission from the shadow cabinet was Lyons MHA Jen Butler, who was previously Labor's police, fire and emergency management spokesperson. Mr O'Byrne said he had spoken to Ms Butler about a potential role but she had opted to instead spend more time working with constituents in her electorate.
"We support that decision that she's made and we support her in the work that she's decided to do," he said.
Deputy Opposition Leader Anita Dow is now the party's housing and construction spokesperson, also shouldering responsibility for building and consumer affairs, local government and planning and advanced manufacturing and defence industries.
It's a team that can get behind the needs of the Tasmanian people, hold the government to account and build a platform and vision for the future of Tasmania.David O'Byrne, Labor leader
Clark MHA Ella Haddad will continue as shadow attorney-general, while Huon MLC Bastian Seidel and Elwick MLC Josh Willie will remain the spokespeople for health and education, respectively.
Former Launceston mayor Janie Finlay, elected to State Parliament this year, has been appointed parliamentary secretary to the Opposition Leader, with responsibility for small business, start-ups and the Northern economy.
Bass MHA Michelle O'Byrne will serve as spokesperson for police, fire and emergency management, women, the prevention of family violence, Aboriginal affairs and heritage, the arts and creative industries, while also being party whip.
See the full shadow cabinet below:
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure
Shadow Minister for Economic Development
Shadow Minister for Tourism
Shadow Minister for Climate Change
Deputy Labor Leader
Shadow Minister for Housing and Construction
Shadow Minister for Building and Consumer Affairs
Shadow Minister for Local Government and Planning
Shadow Minister for Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Industries
Shadow Minister for Primary Industries
Shadow Minister for Fisheries and Water
Shadow Minister for Resources
Shadow Minister for Trade
Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs
Shadow Minister for Justice
Shadow Minister for Corrections
Shadow Minister for Equality and Multicultural Affairs
Leader of Opposition Business in the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Child Safety
Shadow Minister for Workplace Relations
Shadow Minister for Police, Fire and Emergency Management
Shadow Minister for Women
Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence
Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
Shadow Minister for Heritage, the Arts and Creative Industries
Shadow Minister for Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing
Shadow Minister for Community Services and Development
Shadow Minister for Parks and Environment
Shadow Minister for Hospitality and Events
Shadow Minister for Education and Early Years
Shadow Minister for TAFE, University and Skills and Training
Shadow Minister for Transport
Shadow Minister for Sport
Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assembly
Shadow Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction
Shadow Minister for Finance
Shadow Minister for Science and Technology and ICT
Shadow Minister for Racing
Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader with responsibility for Small Business, Start Ups and the Northern Economy
Deputy Leader of Opposition Business in the Legislative Council
Parliamentary Secretary to the Shadow Minister for Health and Community Services with responsibility for Disability and the Ageing and Youth
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