Still no word on Shadow Comms Minister

Labor Leader, Mark Latham, has announced his new Shadow Ministry, but there is no indication yet on who will take over fom Lindsay Tanner as Communications’ spokesperson.

While the new 30 member frontbench has been unveiled, portfolio responsibilities are not expected to be announced until at least early next week.

There are seven new shadow ministers, including three women, described by Latham as giving Labor “the workings of a fighting, creative, capable Opposition”.

He has indicated his female recruits will head straight into senior positions rather than the outer Shadow Ministry.

“I’ll certainly want these young, progressive, dynamic women – whether it’s under the label of girl power or any other label – playing a very prominent role, particularly in the Shadow Cabvarchar(15), where it matters most.”

Latham has pledged a ‘brisk and comprehensive’ review of the party’s election policies by the new year.

The incoming frontbenchers are Tony Burke, Tanya Plibersek, South Australian senator, Penny Wong, Bob Sercombe, former frontbencher, Arch Bevis, and senators Joe Ludwig and Jan McLucas.