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ACT New Zealand Portfolios

ACT New Zealand Portfolios

Tuesday 20 Aug 2002

"The ACT Caucus met this morning to allocate spokesmanships and refine our strategic direction for the forthcoming Parliament," ACT New Zealand Acting Leader Ken Shirley said.

"I am pleased to report that Richard Prebble has made a full recovery and will return to New Zealand later this week.

"In recent days there has been much debate over the role of the formal Leader of the Opposition. The ACT Party accepts Bill English, as Leader of the National Party which enjoys a majority significantly greater than any other opposition party, is the designated Leader of the Opposition for formal Parliamentary purposes. In discharging that responsibility we expect him to consult with ACT and to give due consideration to our recommendations in matters such as appointments and procedures.

"I reconfirm the expectation of ACT that the select committee chairmanships be shared proportionally and on this basis ACT New Zealand should chair one of the fourteen committees. I will be discussing our preferences with the other Party Leaders.

Richard Prebble, Leader

Key Portfolio: Labour

Other Portfolios: SIS, PM & Cabinet, Immigration, Industrial Relations, Occupational Safety and Health, Transport

Select Committee: Transport and Industrial Relations

Ken Shirley, Deputy Leader

Key Portfolio: Foreign Affairs, Defence, Trade

Other Portfolios: Environment, Conservation, Local Government, Civil Defence, Energy, Research, Science & Technology

Select Committee: Environment and Local Government

Rodney Hide

Key Portfolio: Finance

Other Portfolios: Associate Welfare, Superannuation, Auckland Affairs, Veteran Affairs, Statistics, Audit

Select Committee: Finance and Expenditure

Dr Muriel Newman, Whip

Key Portfolio: Welfare

Other Portfolios: Associate Health, Housing, Police

Select Committee: Social Services

Stephen Franks

Key Portfolio: Justice

Other Portfolios: Associate Commerce, Corrections, Sport, Recreation & Leisure, Courts, Treaty of Waitangi, State Owned Enterprises

Select Committee: Justice & Electoral

Donna Awatere Huata

Key Portfolio: Compulsory Education

Other Portfolios: Associate Justice, Maori Affairs, Employment, Racing

Select Committee: Education

Deborah Coddington

Key Portfolio: Commerce

Other Portfolios: Associate Education, Associate Finance, Business Development, Industry, Regional Development, Information Technology, Consumer Affairs, Broadcasting

Select Committee: Commerce

Gerry Eckhoff

Key Portfolios: Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries

Other Portfolios: Biosecurity, Rural Affairs, Land and Land Information, Tourism

Select Committee: Primary Production

Heather Roy

Key Portfolio: Health

Other Portfolios: ACC, Arts,Culture and Heritage, Family, Youth, Women, Internal Affairs, Senior Citizens

Select Committee: Health

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