MP says he’s hit ground running following cabinet reshuffle
Member for Ninderry Dan Purdie says he has "hit the ground running" ready to fight for his local electorate following a Shadow Cabinet reshuffle.
New Opposition Leader David Crisafulli announced changes to his Shadow Cabinet, which meant Mr Purdie was no longer Shadow Minister for Police and Counter Terrorism and Shadow Minister for Corrective Services.
Glass House MP Andrew Powell also lost his role as Shadow Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning as part of the shake-up.
Mr Purdie said he would continue to fight for locals and for local issues across the electorate and he was "proud of our local campaign".
He said he had been disappointed by an "orchestrated scare campaign" by Labor which had told voters only a vote for Annastacia Palaszczuk would keep them safe from coronavirus.
"I am re-energised and refocused and it's straight back to work on delivering for the electorate and fighting for local issues," Mr Purdie said.
"One of my first priorities will be holding the Labor government to account on their election commitments.
"I was pleased to see Labor finally acknowledge Coolum's congestion issues during the campaign, and their commitment to duplicate the Sunshine Motorway, and upgrade the Yandina Coolum Rd and School Rd roundabout."
He said he would continue to focus on priorities raised in his maiden speech and keep being a strong voice for small business on the Coast which he described as the "lifeblood" of the local economy.
"My passion for law and order hasn't changed," he said.
"We need to give police the laws and resources they need to keep our communities safe.
"We need to rebalance the scales of justice to ensure the rights of victims are put ahead of criminals, and ensure sentencing meets community expectations."
There were other Coast MPs affected by the changes to the shadow cabinet.
Kawana MP Jarrod Bleijie is now the Shadow Minister for Finance - a newly-create role aimed to target government expenditure - as well as the Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and the Manager of Opposition Business.
He was previously the Shadow Minister for Education, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations and Manager of Opposition Business.
Maroochydore MP Fiona Simpson is now the Shadow Minister for Integrity in Government - another new role aimed to hold the current government to account - as well as Shadow Minister for State Development and Planning, a role previously occupied by Mr Powell.
Ms Simpson was previously the Shadow Minister for Employment and Small Business and the Shadow Minister for Training and Skills Development.