Vic Labor unveils post-election cabinet

December 02, 2022 01:27 PM AEDT | By AAPNEWS
Follow us on Google News:
Image source: AAPNEWS

Victoria's newly re-elected Labor government has swung a minor cabinet reshuffle after a group of right-aligned MPs defected to Premier Daniel Andrews' left faction.

Almost a week after leading Labor to a resounding third successive election win, Mr Andrews unveiled his new frontbench after caucus met on Friday afternoon.

Northern Metropolitan Region MP Enver Erdogan and St Albans MP Natalie Suleyman were promoted to cabinet at the expense of Veterans and Commonwealth Games Legacy Minister Shaun Leane.

Another cabinet spot was left open by the retirement of upper house MP Jaala Pulford.

Mr Leane will be put forward as a candidate for his previous role as upper house president.

"Otherwise everyone else has been re-endorsed," Mr Andrews told reporters in parliament.

Ms Suleyman and Mr Erdogan are expected to be sworn in at a ceremony at Government House as early as Monday.

Ministerial portfolios will be allocated over the weekend, Mr Andrews said.

Seven members from the party's right faction have shifted to the premier's Socialist Left faction after the election, including Treasurer Tim Pallas and Major Events Minister Steve Dimopoulos.

Mr Pallas said the move was a collective decision and was not premeditated.

"I just spoke to my colleagues. We have a tight little group and only in the last few days did we form the view that it was probably a desirable thing to do," he told reporters outside parliament.

Mr Andrews said he hadn't attended a factional meeting in 12 years and won't for the next four years.


The content, including but not limited to any articles, news, quotes, information, data, text, reports, ratings, opinions, images, photos, graphics, graphs, charts, animations and video (Content) is a service of Kalkine Media Pty Ltd (Kalkine Media, we or us), ACN 629 651 672 and is available for personal and non-commercial use only. The principal purpose of the Content is to educate and inform. The Content does not contain or imply any recommendation or opinion intended to influence your financial decisions and must not be relied upon by you as such. Some of the Content on this website may be sponsored/non-sponsored, as applicable, but is NOT a solicitation or recommendation to buy, sell or hold the stocks of the company(s) or engage in any investment activity under discussion. Kalkine Media is neither licensed nor qualified to provide investment advice through this platform. Users should make their own enquiries about any investments and Kalkine Media strongly suggests the users to seek advice from a financial adviser, stockbroker or other professional (including taxation and legal advice), as necessary. Kalkine Media hereby disclaims any and all the liabilities to any user for any direct, indirect, implied, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising from any use of the Content on this website, which is provided without warranties. The views expressed in the Content by the guests, if any, are their own and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Kalkine Media. Some of the images/music that may be used on this website are copyright to their respective owner(s). Kalkine Media does not claim ownership of any of the pictures displayed/music used on this website unless stated otherwise. The images/music that may be used on this website are taken from various sources on the internet, including paid subscriptions or are believed to be in public domain. We have used reasonable efforts to accredit the source wherever it was indicated as or found to be necessary.

Top ASX Listed Companies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. OK