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Following the Labor Party's win, in the Australian 2007 federal election, the Liberal-National Coalition became the official Opposition. Brendan Nelson was elected Leader of the Liberal Party on 29 November 2007, and announced that his deputy Julie Bishop would be Shadow Minister for Workplace Relations and that his unsuccessful rival for the Liberal leadership, Malcolm Turnbull, would be offered the position of Shadow Treasurer. Warren Truss was elected leader of the National Party. The composition of the remainder of the shadow cabinet was announced on 6 December 2007. Nelson's Cabinet lasted until 16th September, 2008, following a leadership spill, which saw Turnbull emerge as the new leader.


Shadow Cabinet between December 2007 and September 2008

  • Leader of the Opposition: Brendan Nelson
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Employment, Business and Workplace Relations: Julie Bishop
  • Shadow Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Local Government: Warren Truss
  • Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Defence: Nick Minchin
  • Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research: Eric Abetz
  • Manager of Opposition Business and Shadow Minister for Health and Ageing: Joe Hockey
  • Manager of Opposition Business in the Senate and Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship: Chris Ellison
  • Shadow Treasurer: Malcolm Turnbull
  • Shadow Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Nigel Scullion
  • Shadow Minister for Regional Development and Water Security: John Cobb
  • Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs: Andrew Robb
  • Shadow Attorney-General: George Brandis
  • Shadow Minister for Finance, Competition Policy and Deregulation: Peter Dutton
  • Shadow Minister for Trade: Ian Macfarlane
  • Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training: Tony Smith
  • Shadow Minister for Families, Community Services, Indigenous Affairs and the Voluntary *Sector: Tony Abbott
  • Shadow Minister for Human Services: Helen Coonan
  • Shadow Minister for Broadband, Communications and Digital Economy: Bruce Billson
  • Shadow Minister for Climate Change, Environment and Urban Water: Greg Hunt
  • Shadow Minister for Resources, Energy and Tourism: David Johnston
  • Shadow Minister for Veteran's Affairs: Bronwyn Bishop

Previous Shadow Cabinets

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