Today I was pleased to announce at a special Caucus meeting that I have appointed Senator Jenny McAllister to the role of Shadow Assistant Minister for Communities and the Prevention of Family Violence.
In this role Jenny will support the excellent ongoing work of Linda Burney MP who is a champion for vulnerable Australians as Shadow Minister for Families and Social Services.
The creation of this new role reflects the importance of social services to Labor and the community. This portfolio will play a crucial role in tackling economic and social disadvantage, and family and domestic violence.
Jenny has been a strong advocate for women and for Australians facing financial hardship.
I am confident Jenny will perform this role with the compassion, integrity and dedication she has brought to her continuing roles as Shadow Cabinet Secretary and Shadow Assistant Minister to the Labor Leader in the Senate.
TUESDAY, 11 AUGUST 2020