Burke shadow ministry

The Burke shadow ministry was a Shadow Cabinet led by the Opposition Leader and leader of the Labor Party, Brian Burke, in the Parliament of Western Australia. While serving no formal status—only the Leader and Deputy Leader received remuneration for their role over and above that of a Member of Parliament—it was intended to improve the effectiveness of the Opposition by providing an alternative Ministry to voters, consisting of shadow ministers who could ask role-specific questions in parliament, provide comment to the media and offer alternative policies to the government in their areas of responsibility.

The Burke shadow ministry existed from September 1981, after Burke's party-room defeat of former leader Ron Davies, until the 1983 state election at which Labor entered government and formed the Burke Ministry.

The governing Ministries at the time were the Court Ministry and the O'Connor Ministry.

The Shadow MinistryEdit

The following members of Parliament were members of the shadow ministry:[1]

Office Shadow Minister

Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Treasurer
Shadow Minister for Immigration
Shadow Minister for Ethnic Affairs
Shadow Minister for Economic Affairs
Shadow Minister for Federal Affairs
Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

Brian Burke, MLA

Deputy Leader Shadow Minister for Industrial and Resource Development
Shadow Minister for Technology

Mal Bryce, BA, MLA

Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council
Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and Employment

Des Dans, MLC

Shadow Attorney-General

Joe Berinson, LL.B., MLC

Shadow Minister for Local Government
Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Decentralisation
Shadow Minister for Consumer Affairs

Arthur Tonkin, BA, DipEd, MLA

Shadow Minister for Police
Shadow Minister for Traffic Safety

Jeff Carr, BA, MLA

Shadow Minister for Urban Development and Planning
Shadow Minister for Cultural Affairs

Ron Davies, MLA

Shadow Minister for Agriculture
Shadow Minister for Lands Shadow Minister for Forests

David Evans, BA, MLA

Shadow Minister for Education
Shadow Minister for Women's Interests

Bob Pearce, BA, DipEd, MLA

Shadow Minister for Health

Barry Hodge, MLA

Shadow Minister for Conservation and the Environment
Shadow Minister for Fisheries and Wildlife

Mike Barnett, MLA

Shadow Minister for Transport
Shadow Minister for Tourism

Ken McIver, MLA

Shadow Chief Secretary
Shadow Minister for Public Works
Shadow Minister for Water Resources
Shadow Minister for Parliamentary and Electoral Reform

David Parker, BA, MLA

Shadow Minister for Mines
Shadow Minister for Fuel and Energy

Julian Grill, LL.B., MLA

Shadow Minister for Housing
Shadow Minister for Community Welfare
Shadow Minister for Recreation

Rev Keith Wilson, MLA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Black, David (April 1982). "Australian Political Chronicle: July-December 1981". Australian Journal of Politics and History. 28 (1): 117. ISSN 0004-9522.