Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein has unveiled an nearly unchanged cabinet with a mixture of “expertise, ardour and vitality” after the Liberals’ historic election victory
The cabinet contains only one new face, with Jacquie Petrusma taking over the police, prevention of household violence and the parks portfolios.
But Mr Gutwein has made some vital function adjustments with Deputy Premier Jeremy Rockliff taking over well being, and former well being minister Sarah Courtney shifting to training, incapacity providers and youngsters.
Elise Archer will proceed as attorney-general whereas Guy Barnett provides commerce to his obligations and Jane Howlett turns into minister for girls.
“The cabinet I’m saying at present supplies the combo of expertise, ardour and vitality to safe Tasmania’s future,” the premier stated on Tuesday.
“My whole group and I are energised concerning the necessary job earlier than us to ship our plan.
“As I stated on election evening there isn’t a doubt that our greatest days are forward of us and we’re strongly dedicated to the duty at hand.”
Mr Gutwein stated new minister Ms Petrusma would deliver energy to her function in stopping household violence as a survivor herself.
And giving the deputy premier the well being portfolio mirrored the federal government’s elevated funding in the world over the previous seven years.
“Jeremy has the expertise to make sure that we proceed to ship on this dedication,” the premier stated.
But appearing Labor chief Anita Dow stated Mr Rockliff can be Tasmania’s third well being minister in as a few years and the third try by the federal government to “get it proper” in phrases of the state’s ailing well being system.
“With no stability in this essential portfolio over the previous three years, how can Tasmanians have faith in this authorities to repair our well being disaster?” Ms Dow stated.
“Peter Gutwein is solely shifting issues and plugging holes in a cabinet with all of the depth of a paddling pool.”
In one other change introduced on Tuesday, former minister for native authorities and emergency providers, Mark Shelton, turns into the speaker of the House of Assembly.
The new line-up follows the Liberals’ third straight election win, a file for the social gathering in Tasmania after it secured the essential thirteenth seat in the decrease home.
Mr Gutwein, who declared victory on election evening on May 1, had pledged to resign if the social gathering could not get the numbers for a majority.
He had gone to the polls a 12 months forward of schedule after Speaker Sue Hickey give up the Liberals to run as an unbiased, plunging the social gathering into minority authorities.
The new cabinet can be sworn in on Wednesday and meet instantly forward of the state parliament’s return on June 22.
Australian Associated Press