Staley appointed Shadow Treasurer

Member for Ripon Louise Staley has been appointed Victorian Shadow Treasurer by Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien.

In announcing the appointment, Mr O’Brien said, “Louise Staley is a fierce advocate for her constituency. Louise brings to this role her 20-year career in finance as well as small business and farming experience. She will hold Labor accountable for its record high taxes and plans for the biggest debt binge in Victorian history.”

I am delighted to be given this opportunity and looked forward to both holding Labor to account and being part of the team to develop positive, relevant and affordable policies for Victorians.

Roma Britnell MP from South West Coast has also joined Shadow Cabinet as Shadow Minister for Rural Roads, Ports and Freight and Nationals MP Emma Kealy from Lowan takes on the roles of Shadow Minister for Mental Health, Family Violence and Women. Richard Riordan MP from Polwarth joins the team as Shadow Assistant Minister for Regional Victoria and Agriculture.

The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Member for Wannon as Federal Education Minister and as a member of Federal Cabinet ensures the region’s needs are exceptionally well represented in Canberra.

Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer, Louise Staley:

“I am very pleased to be part of a very strong team of Liberals and Nationals from Western Victoria. Together we will ensure the needs of our region are front and centre in Spring Street.

I know my first and most important role is to be the Member for Ripon to represent my constituents and deliver outcomes for them. I look forward to continuing to do so as I take on this statewide role as Shadow Treasurer.”