Park promoted in Labor reshuffle

Keira MP, and newly-appointed Labor treasury spokesman, Ryan Park.

Keira MP, and newly-appointed Labor treasury spokesman, Ryan Park.

Keira MP Ryan Park has been promoted to Labor’s treasury spokesman, and retained his Illawarra portfolio, in a reshuffle of the NSW opposition’s frontbench. 

The shake-up – announced by Opposition Leader Luke Foley early on Thursday morning – was sparked by the departure of former deputy leader Linda Burney, who plans to move to federal politics.

Mr Park, who previously held the transport portfolio, said he was honoured to be named Labor’s treasury spokesman – the third highest position within the party’s parliamentary team.

“It truly is an honour to be given such an important role in the opposition, especially given the key contribution that the Illawarra economy makes to NSW,” he said.

“Our economy is going through significant challenges as we transition and this role will ensure that I can continue to advocate strongly for our region when it comes to investment, accelerating job opportunities and focusing on improving frontline services for our community.” 

Mr Foley said Mr Park’s job was to hold Premier Mike Baird and Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian to account for “ripping billions from hospitals and schools and failing to stand up to Canberra to get a fair funding deal for NSW”.

Treasury had been the responsibility of recently-elected deputy leader Michael Daley, who now takes on planning and infrastructure and gaming and racing.

Strathfield MP Jodi McKay has added Mr Park’s old transport portfolio to her roads responsibilities.

NEW LABOR FRONTBENCH

Luke Foley

Leader of the Opposition

Shadow Minister for Western Sydney

Michael Daley

Deputy Leader of the Opposition 

Shadow Minister for Planning and Infrastructure

Shadow Minister for Gaming and Racing

Ryan Park

Shadow Treasurer

Shadow Minister for the Illawarra

Jodi McKay

Shadow Minister for Transport 

Shadow Minister for Roads, Maritime and Freight

Walt Secord

Shadow Minister for Health 

Shadow Minister for the Arts

Shadow Minister for the North Coast

Penny Sharpe

Shadow Minister for the Environment and Heritage 

Shadow Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events

Jihad Dib

Shadow Minister for Education

Adam Searle

Shadow Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy

Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations

Paul Lynch

Shadow Attorney General

Tania Mihailuk

Shadow Minister for Family and Community Services

Shadow Minister for Social Housing

Shadow Minister for Mental Health

Shadow Minister for Medical Research 

Sophie Cotsis

Shadow Minister for Women

Shadow Minister for Ageing

Shadow Minister for Disability Services

Shadow Minister for Multiculturalism

Peter Primrose

Shadow Minister for Local Government

Guy Zangari

Shadow Minister for Justice and Police

Shadow Minister for Corrections

Shadow Minister for Emergency Services

Kate Washington

Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education

Shadow Minister for the Hunter

Prue Car

Shadow Minister for Skills

Shadow Assistant Minister for Education

Mick Veitch

Shadow Minister for Primary Industries

Shadow Minister for Lands 

Shadow Minister for Western NSW

David Harris

Shadow Minister for Regional Development

Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Shadow Minister for the Central Coast

Clayton Barr

Shadow Minister for Finance, Services and Property

Jenny Aitchison

Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault

Shadow Minister for Small Business

Yasmin Catley

Shadow Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation

Chris Minns

Shadow Minister for Water 

Lynda Voltz

Shadow Minister for Sport

Shadow Minister for Veterans Affairs

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