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Australian Greens announce portfolios for 47th Parliament

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Adam Bandt 17 Jun 2022

The Australian Greens Leader, Adam Bandt, has announced the party’s updated portfolio allocation for the upcoming 47th Parliament, ahead of the first sittings in July.

Presented to yesterday evening’s Party Room, the new allocation gives newly elected MPs and Senators the power to progress the issues they were elected to advance, while recognising the years of experience behind the Greens existing portfolio holders.

The reshuffle sees Max Chandler-Mather represent the Greens on housing matters, Libby Watson-Brown represent Infrastructure and Transport, and Stephen Bates take on the LGBTIQA+ and Youth portfolios.

Former economist Barbara Pocock will represent the Greens on Finance and Employment, Gladstone-based former teacher Penny Allman-Payne will take on Schools as well as Industry, Transition & Regional Development, and former NSW MLC David Shoebridge, who has successfully pushed for action on corruption over many years, will serve as spokesperson for Justice and Defence.

“With more Greens in Parliament than ever before, this talented team combines years of experience with fresh perspectives,” Mr Bandt said.
“This strong team will push the government to deliver on climate, integrity and inequality. 

“With the Liberals in disarray and wiped off the electoral map, this Parliament offers an opportunity to make the big changes we need, like getting out of coal and gas while looking after workers and communities, while making big corporations pay their fair share of tax to get dental into Medicare and fix the housing affordability crisis.

“While the Liberals chase after the far-right fringe, this new Greens line-up will offer a progressive economic alternative to a Labor government that’s giving tax cuts to billionaires while opening more coal and gas.”

Greens Portfolios for the 47th Parliament

Member of Parliament  Portfolio 
Adam Bandt
Leader
  • Climate Change and Energy
  • Workplace Relations 
Mehreen Faruqi
Deputy Leader
  • Education 
  • Anti-Racism
  • International Aid & Global Justice
  • Animal Welfare
Larissa Waters
Leader in the Senate
  • Women
  • Democracy 
Lidia Thorpe
Deputy Leader in the Senate
  • First Nations
  • The Republic 
  • Sport 
Sarah Hanson-Young
Manager of Greens Business in the Senate
  • Environment & Water
  • Arts & Communications
Nick McKim
Senate Whip
  • Economic Justice and Treasury 
  • Home Affairs, Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs 
Janet Rice
Party Room Chair 
  • Social Services 
  • Aged Care
  • Government Services 
  • Forests 
Peter Whish-Wilson
  • Agriculture
  • Healthy Oceans 
  • Waste 
Jordon Steele-John 
  • Health 
  • Foreign Affairs, Peace and Nuclear Disarmament 
  • Disability Rights and Services 
Dorinda Cox
  • Resources
  • Science
  • Trade and Tourism
David Shoebridge
  • Justice 
  • Defence and Veterans’ Affairs 
  • Digital Rights 
Elizabeth Watson-Brown 
  • Infrastructure 
  • Transport 
  • Sustainable Cities 
Barbara Pocock 
  • Finance
  • Employment 
  • Public Sector
Max Chandler-Mather
  • Housing 
  • Homelessness
Penny Allman-Payne 
  • Industry, Transition and Regional Development 
  • Northern Australia 
  • Schools 
Stephen Bates 
  • LGBTIQA+ 
  • Youth 
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