O’Brien loses frontbench spot

GIPPSLAND South MLA Danny O’Brien has lost his place in the state shadow cabinet.

Mr O’Brien was earlier this year appointed shadow minister for sport, veterans and gaming and liquor regulation, but is now shadow assistant minister for regional health and ambulance services.

New opposition leader Michael O’Brien acknowledged Mr O’Brien’s contribution to the shadow cabinet in the previous parliament, and knew he would continue to make an important contributions to the Liberal-National coalition and the Gippsland South electorate.

Gippsland East MLA Tim Bull remains in the shadow cabinet as shadow minister for carers and disability, veterans affairs, racing, and fishing and boating.

Eastern Victoria MLC Edward O’Donohue is the new shadow attorney-general.

“As shadow attorney-general, Edward O’Donohue will also be responsible for the Coalition’s response to the proposed Royal Commission into the management of police informants,” opposition leader O’Brien said.

Another Eastern Victoria MLC, Melina Bath, was named shadow assistant minister for public land use.