Kelly scores roads and ports on Opposition frontbench

NSW Opposition leader John Robertson hands Tony Kelly the shadow roads and ports portfolio

April 8, 2011

NSW Opposition leader John Robertson has handed Tony Kelly responsibility for roads and ports, with Penny Sharpe taking on transport.

Robertson today named his frontbench, lumping Kelly with a super portfolio that includes resources and primary industries, tourism, major events, hospitality and racing.

He will be responsible for taking the fight to Roads and Ports Minister Duncan Gay, while Sharpe will go up against Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian.

Similar to Premier Barry O’Farrell, Robertson gave himself responsibility for Western Sydney.

Deputy Opposition leader Linda Burney has also been handed a super portfolio and will be responsible for planning, infrastructure and heritage, sport and recreation, the Hunter and Central Coast.

Michael Daley will take on the role of Opposition treasury spokesman. He will also be responsible for the shadow finance and services portfolio.

Robert Furolo is in charge of the shadow small business portfolio, with Sophie Cotsis appointed to cover industrial relations.

Robertson has given Luke Foley environment and climate change responsibilities.

Former Premier Nathan Rees returns to a senior role as the Opposition spokesman on police and emergency services and arts, while former Deputy Premier Carmell Tebbutt has taken on education and training.

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