Shadow Ministers soon in the sun


Interesting to reflect on the Shadow Ministers who will be running Australia in an Abbott Government. Here is a quick take on some.

Malcolm Turnbull (Communications) – will aim for a scaled back NBN wherever possible e.g. a fibre-to-the-node VDSL network, utilising Telstra’s existing copper network. Lots of fireworks.

Julie Bishop (Foreign Affairs & Trade) – this field is her passion. She is capable and will do a good job.

Kevin Andrews (Families and Community Services) – solid background in this field, traditional Catholic and family values. Expect radical changes.

Greg Hunt (Environment) – will oversee a drastic downsizing and reshaping of this portfolio. A rising star.

Joe Hockey (Treasurer) – my bet is he won’t last 18 months. His person skills will be used to better effect elsewhere.

Ian Macfarlane (Resources & Energy) – a seamless transition because he was a very good minister in the Howard Government and knows the issues.

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