​Canberra Liberals unveil new Shadow Ministry


Canberra Liberals Leader, Elizabeth Lee, has today announced her new Shadow Ministry, following the return of James Milligan to the Legislative Assembly after the departure of Alistair Coe last month.

Ms Lee said that Mr Milligan is well-equipped for the portfolio responsibilities of Emergency Services, Vocational Training and Skills, Disability, and Sport and Recreation.

“James is a great addition to our team,” said Ms Lee.

“His background and experience as a publisher; as well as his work in the last term make him well suited to take on these new portfolios.

“I know he will bring a high level of passion and commitment to discharging his duties as Shadow Minister.”

Ms Lee will become the Shadow Treasurer, while Peter Cain will take on Planning and Land Management and Assistant Treasurer, and Mark Parton will take on Sustainable Building and Construction.

“Peter’s experience and expertise in law and revenue make him well qualified to take on planning - an area we know is of significant interest and concern for many Canberrans - and Assistant Treasurer.

“Mark has held the housing portfolio since his election in 2016 and has been a formidable advocate in this space. It is fitting that he adds Sustainable Building and Construction to his repertoire to continue to address significant community concern in this area.

“This Labor-Greens Government is all talk but when it comes to delivering, it has already broken promise after promise, underpinned by countless delays and failures in infrastructure, health, schools and cost of living.

"My team and I will always stand up for the Canberrans who are being left behind by this out of touch government.

“I am privileged to have such a talented and diverse team to fight for our community and put our best foot forward as a strong alternate government for the ACT in 2024,” Ms Lee concluded.

ACT Shadow Ministries
Tenth Assembly

Elizabeth Lee MLA

Leader of the Opposition



Climate Action

Economic Development, Tourism and Major Projects

Giulia Jones MLA

Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Health, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Multicultural Affairs

Jeremy Hanson MLA

Opposition Whip

Education and Higher Education

Early Childhood Education


Veterans Affairs

Mark Parton MLA

Deputy Speaker


Housing and Homelessness

Gaming, Racing and Community Clubs

Sustainable Building and Construction

Nicole Lawder MLA

City Services




Elizabeth Kikkert MLA

Families, Youth and Community Services

Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs

Peter Cain MLA

Assistant Shadow Treasurer

Assistant Shadow Attorney-General

Regulatory Services

Jobs and Workplace Affairs

Planning and Land Management

Leanne Castley MLA

Assistant Shadow Minister for Economic Development, Tourism and Major Projects

Environment and Heritage

Water, Energy and Emissions Reduction


James Milligan MLA


Emergency Services

Vocational Training and Skills

Sport and Recreation