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Labor Appoints New Shadow Health Minister

In Anthony Albanese’s newly announced shadow front-bench, former Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen, will take up the health portfolio as the Opposition’s new health spokesperson.

Taking over the role of from Catherine King the ex-treasurer has tweeted @Bowenchris. “Medicare is one of Labor’s greatest achievements. Protecting and nurturing Medicare is an important part of Labor’s governing mission. Delighted to have been appointed Shadow Minister for Health and looking forward to building on Labor’s tremendous record in health.

Chris Bowen entered Parliament in 2004 and served as Interim Leader of the Labor Party and Acting Leader of the Opposition following the 2013 Federal election to the end of the 2019 Federal election defeat.

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