New Shadow Cabinet told to ‘earn it’ for Queensland

Liberal National Party Leader Deb Frecklington unveiled her new Shadow Cabinet. 

“When elected Liberal National Party Leader last Tuesday, I said Tim and I would push the reset button,” Ms Frecklington said.    

“I take the first step by unveiling our Shadow Cabinet to keep Labor to account and that will work their butts off to earn back the trust of Queenslanders. 

“It is a mix of experience and new faces. 

“I have given them all one message – earn it. 

“Earn the trust of Queenslanders. 

“Earn the respect of Queenslanders. 

“I have communicated to my new team, my first priority is to unite Queensland with a team that represents all of Queensland. 

“We need to end Labor’s division between South East Queensland and the rest of the state.   

“The other priorities are tackling ICE, creating jobs and busting congestion by building more infrastructure, delivering better services and taking action on the cost of living. 

“This is the team that will hold the Palaszczuk Government to account and earn back the trust and respect of Queenslanders.”  

New Liberal National Party Shadow Cabinet 


Shadow Minister

Opposition Leader and Shadow Minister for Trade

Deb Frecklington MP

Deputy Opposition Leader and Shadow Treasurer

Tim Mander MP

Shadow Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning

Andrew Powell MP

Shadow Minister for Employment and Small Business; Shadow Minister for Training and Skills Development

Fiona Simpson MP

Shadow Minister for Health and Ambulance Services; Shadow   Minister for Women

Ros Bates MP


Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations; Manager of Opposition Business

Jarrod Bleijie MP

Shadow Attorney-General and Shadow Minister for Justice

David Janetzki MP

Shadow Minister for Transport and Main Roads

Steve Minnikin MP

Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Shadow Minister for Northern Queensland

Dale Last MP

Shadow Minister for Police and Counter Terrorism Shadow Minister for Corrective Services

Trevor Watts MP

Shadow Minister for Environment, Science and the Great Barrier Reef, Shadow Minister for Tourism

David Crisafulli MP

Shadow Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries and Forestry

Tony Perrett MP

Shadow Minister for Housing and Public Works Shadow Minister for Energy Shadow Minister for Innovation and   Digital Technology

Michael Hart MP

Shadow Minister for Local Government

Ann Leahy MP

Shadow Minister for Communities and Shadow Minister for Disability Services and Seniors; Shadow Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Shadow Minister for the Arts

Dr Christian Rowan MP

Shadow Minister for Sport & Racing and Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs  Shadow Minister for the Commonwealth Games

John-Paul Langbroek MP 

Shadow Minister for Child Safety, Youth and   Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence; Shadow Minister for Veterans

Stephen Bennett MP

Shadow Minister for Fire, Emergency Services and Volunteers

Lachlan Millar MP


Shadow Assistant   Ministers

Shadow Assistant Minister to the Opposition Leader and Shadow Assistant Minister for Youth 

Sam O’Connor MP

Shadow Assistant Minister for Treasury 

Dan Purdie MP

Shadow Assistant Minister for State Development 

David Batt MP

Shadow Assistant Minister for Education  

Simone Wilson MP

Shadow Assistant Minister for Tourism Industry Development


Brent Mickelberg MP



Manager of Opposition Business 

Jarrod Bleijie MP

Chief Opposition Whip 

Rob Molhoek MP

Deputy Opposition Whip 

Mark Boothman MP

Chair of Parliamentary Crime and   Corruption Commission 

Tim Nicholls MP