Staley moved as part of Victorian Opposition reshuffle

The Victorian Opposition has undergone a series of big changes in September, with the Member for Ripon part of the internal movement. Returning Opposition Leader Matthew Guy unveiled his new shadow cabinet on Sunday, stating recovery from the pandemic would be at the heart of the Coalition’s policies. As part of the changes, Member for Ripon, Louise Staley has been moved from the shadow treasurer to the portfolios of transport infrastructure, roads, regional recovery and manager of opposition business in the lower house. Staley is one of the Victorian Opposition’s most senior women, and in a post to social media, she identified some of the key areas she wants to focus on. “Matthew Guy appointed me to the Shadow Cabinet portfolios of Roads, Regional Recovery, and Transport Infrastructure,” she said. READ MORE: “We need to get our regional businesses and communities open and firing up to deliver the benefits of jobs, lifestyle and just more happiness. “It’s time to rebuild and recover. And, of course, we need much better roads. “As shadow minister for regional recovery I will be a strong voice for practical solutions to getting us open again, like COVIDsafe entry portals from BRI in Ballarat.” On Tuesday September 7, Matthew Guy replaced Michael O’Brien as Victorian Liberal leader. OTHER NEWS: Mr Guy took the party leadership after Mr O’Brien decided not to contest the ballot after a successful spill motion this morning – the second challenge to his leadership in six months. Several allies of Mr Guy have been elevated, including Kew MP Tim Smith, Brighton MP James Newbury and upper house MP Craig Ondarchie, while those closest to former leader Michael O’Brien have been dumped from the frontbench. Staley lost to the role of shadow treasurer to the party’s leader in the upper house, David Davis. Staley remains in the shadow cabinet as one of six women. If you can see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling Stawell’s story. We appreciate your support of journalism in our great town.

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CHANGE: Louise Staley will hold a different role within the Victorian Opposition. Picture: FILE

The Victorian Opposition has undergone a series of big changes in September, with the Member for Ripon part of the internal movement.

Returning Opposition Leader Matthew Guy unveiled his new shadow cabinet on Sunday, stating recovery from the pandemic would be at the heart of the Coalition’s policies.

As part of the changes, Member for Ripon, Louise Staley has been moved from the shadow treasurer to the portfolios of transport infrastructure, roads, regional recovery and manager of opposition business in the lower house.

Staley is one of the Victorian Opposition’s most senior women, and in a post to social media, she identified some of the key areas she wants to focus on.

“Matthew Guy appointed me to the Shadow Cabinet portfolios of Roads, Regional Recovery, and Transport Infrastructure,” she said.

“We need to get our regional businesses and communities open and firing up to deliver the benefits of jobs, lifestyle and just more happiness.

“It’s time to rebuild and recover. And, of course, we need much better roads.

“As shadow minister for regional recovery I will be a strong voice for practical solutions to getting us open again, like COVIDsafe entry portals from BRI in Ballarat.”

On Tuesday September 7, Matthew Guy replaced Michael O’Brien as Victorian Liberal leader.

Mr Guy took the party leadership after Mr O’Brien decided not to contest the ballot after a successful spill motion this morning – the second challenge to his leadership in six months.

Several allies of Mr Guy have been elevated, including Kew MP Tim Smith, Brighton MP James Newbury and upper house MP Craig Ondarchie, while those closest to former leader Michael O’Brien have been dumped from the frontbench.

Staley lost to the role of shadow treasurer to the party’s leader in the upper house, David Davis.

Staley remains in the shadow cabinet as one of six women.

If you can see this message, you are a loyal digital subscriber to The Stawell Times-News, as we made this story available only to subscribers. Thank you very much for your support and for allowing us to continue telling Stawell’s story. We appreciate your support of journalism in our great town.

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