Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


New look Labour line-up ready for action

David Cunliffe
Labour Leader

23 September 2013

New look Labour line-up ready for action

Labour Leader David Cunliffe has unveiled his new shadow cabinet, describing it is a government in waiting that will make a real difference to the lives of Kiwis.

“I’m immensely proud to lead this new-look caucus line-up. The Labour team has a tremendous depth of experience, as well as plenty of up and coming talent. We are a formidable fighting unit, and this reshuffle will sharpen our attack as we build to the 2014 election.

“This is a line-up based on merit. We have just one short year until the next election, and we need our top performers leading policy development and taking the fight to National.

“David Parker will lead a beefed-up economic team that will put the interests of Kiwis at the heart of everything we do.

“Our economic team of David Parker in Finance, Shane Jones in Economic Development and Grant Robertson in Employment, Skills and Training is second to none. They will be at the core of the next Labour government, delivering policies that will make a real difference to people’s lives.

“The redoubtable Annette King will continue to hold the Government to account in Health, while Jacinda Ardern continues her work focused on children but also picks up Police and Corrections.

“Clayton Cosgrove and Chris Hipkins are both proven performers with a track record of landing hits in their current portfolios. I know they will continue to expose the government and shine a light on its failings.

“Nanaia Mahuta and Sue Moroney both make a welcome step up onto the front bench. Nanaia’s contacts and standing in Māoridom make her the obvious choice in Treaty Negotiations and Māori Development. Sue is more than ready, willing and able to add Social Development to her Chief Whip duties.

“Other MPs who make a well-deserved jump up the rankings include Louisa Wall and Moana Mackey, while David Shearer will lead our international team, taking on Foreign Affairs and also Energy and Resources.

“This is a line-up of talent, intellect and integrity. It is a team of heavy-hitters that is refreshed and raring to go,” says David Cunliffe.

ENDS

LABOUR CAUCUS

Sept 2013

1David CunliffeLeader

Security and Intelligence

Regional Development

ICT

2David ParkerDeputy Leader

Finance

Attorney-General

3Grant RobertsonShadow Leader of the House

Employment, Skills and Training

Tertiary Education

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage

4Annette KingHealth
5Shane JonesEconomic Development

Maori Affairs

Forestry

Building and Construction

Associate Fisheries

Associate Finance

6Jacinda ArdernChildren

Police

Corrections

Arts, Culture and Heritage

7Clayton CosgroveSOEs

Commerce

Earthquake Commission

Associate Finance

8Chris HipkinsEducation

Early Childhood Education

9Nanaia MahutaTreaty Negotiations

Maori Development (post settlement issues)

Associate Regional Development

Associate Innovation, Research and Development

10Sue Moroney

Senior Whip

Social Development

11Phil TwyfordHousing

Auckland Issues

Associate Environment (Cities)

12Maryan StreetState Services

Associate Foreign Affairs (ODA/Human Rights)

Disarmament and Arms Control

Caucus Secretary (nominee)

13David ShearerForeign Affairs

Energy and Resources

14Su’a William SioPacific Island Affairs

Local Government

Interfaith Dialogue

Associate Social Development

15Phil GoffDefence

Trade

Ethnic Affairs

Veterans’ Affairs

Associate Foreign Affairs

16Louisa WallYouth Affairs

Community and Voluntary Sector

Associate Social Development

Associate Auckland Issues (South Auckland)

Associate Sport and Recreation

17Andrew LittleJustice

Labour

18Moana MackeyEnvironment

Climate Change

Associate Health

Science

19Damien O’ConnorPrimary Industries

Fisheries

Biosecurity

Food Safety

20David ClarkRevenue

Small Business

Associate Finance

Associate Health

21Iain Lees-GallowayJunior Whip

ACC

Associate Health

22Kris FaafoiBroadcasting

Associate ICT

Associate Pacific Island Affairs

23Carol BeaumontWomen’s Affairs

Consumer Rights and Standards

Associate Labour

Assistant Whip

24Megan WoodsInnovation, Research and Development

Associate Transport

Associate Tertiary Education

Associate Education (Christchurch)

25Darien FentonTransport

Tourism

Associate Labour

Associate Immigration

Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage

Remainder of Caucus listed by length of time in the House
Ross RobertsonAssistant Speaker

Racing

Associate Disarmament and Arms Control

Trevor Mallard Internal Affairs (including Ministerial Services)

Sport and Recreation

America’s Cup

Associate Finance

Ruth DysonConservation

Senior Citizens

Disability Issues

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

Land Information

Clare CurranCivil Defence and Emergency Management

Open Government

Associate Regional Development

Associate ICT

Associate Economic Development (Procurement)

Rajen PrasadImmigration

Associate Ethnic Affairs

Associate Social Development (CYFS)

Raymond HuoStatistics

Associate Ethnic Affairs

Associate Education (Export Education)

Associate Justice

Associate Building and Construction

Rino TirikateneCustoms

Associate Maori Affairs

Associate Forestry

Associate Small Business

Meka WhaitiriWater

Associate Regional Development

Associate Local Government

Associate Primary Industries

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

2014 General Election: Voting Period Begins

The first votes for the 2014 general election will be cast today, Wednesday 3 September, as advance voting begins ahead of election day on Saturday 20 September.

“Election day is September 20, but if you want, you can vote from today,” says Chief Electoral Officer Robert Peden. “Almost 300 advance voting places will be available around the country for people to cast early votes.”

Times and opening hours will vary around the country to suit local needs. More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Two Dead, One Injured: Suspect Charged After Ashburton Shooting

Russell John Tully has appeared in Christchurch District Court. Tully has been remanded in custody on charges of murder of Peg Noble and Leigh Cleveland and attempted murder of Lindy Curtis. More>>

ALSO:

John Key Press Conference: Ashburton Shootings, Judith Collins Inquiry

Prime Minister John Key has delayed the release of Nationals’ fiscal policy in light of this morning’s shooting at a Work and Income office in Ashburton... Key also answered questions about Judith Collins, and confirmed that independent inquiry will be held with regard to allegations made against Collins. More>>

ALSO:

Internet MANA: Georgina Beyer Rocks The Waka

“There is now, and always will be, a range of views about many issues within our movement and members are free to express them, but Georgina’s views on Kim Dotcom are not shared by the MANA Movement leadership or the vast majority of MANA members and supporters around the country” states MANA Candidate for Waiariki, Annette Sykes. More>>

ALSO:

IGIS Update: Inquiry Into Release Of NZSIS Information

The Inquiry would be conducted in private and individuals would appear before her separately over a period of more than a week. She does not intend to name those summoned to give evidence until her report is published. “I can confirm that all persons summoned will be required to appear under oath...” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On John Key’s ‘Blame It On Judith’ Strategy

Right now, Prime Minister John Key seems intent on limiting the scope of any inquiry into his government’s dealings with Cameron Slater. The declared aim is to make that inquiry solely about Judith Collins’ behavior with respect to the Serious Fraud Office. More>>

ALSO:

Maori Council Lawyers' Statement: Supreme Court Decision On Maori Water Rights

“…the Supreme Court refused to give Pouakani people what they asked for, but may have given them something much, much better instead… the Supreme Court has questioned whether the Crown owns the River at all.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Debate, And The Collins Accusation

Debating is a peculiar discipline in that what you say is less important than how you’re saying it. Looking poised, being articulate and staying on topic generally wins the day – and on that score, Labour leader David Cunliffe won what turned out to be a bruising encounter with Prime Minister John Key last night on TVNZ. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news