Three Greek Australians in Victorian Labor Government cabinet after reshuffle

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The Victorian Government has announced its new cabinet line-up after the sudden departure of three ministers last week following the branch stacking scandal.

Jenny Mikakos MP has retained her position as Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, while Nick Staikos MP is the new Parliamentary Secretary to Treasurer Tim Pallas, and Steve Dimopoulos MP was promoted to the position of Parliamentary Secretary to Premier Daniel Andrews.

All three Greek-Australians are expected to make a significant contribution to the Victorian Labor Government, which is currently prioritising local jobs and recovering from the COVID-19 crisis as case numbers spike in the state.

“Victoria is facing an unprecedented challenge as we begin the recovery from coronavirus. This is the strong, dedicated and determined team to get us through to the other side,” Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, said in a statement after the appointments were announced.

Hours later, Nick Staikos MP concurred with this message via Twitter, writing: “Creating jobs and opportunities for Victorians has always been a significant priority of the Andrews Labor Government and I am looking forward to making this contribution.”

Steve Dimopoulos MP also told The Greek Herald exclusively that he is “pleased and honoured” with his new role.

“The Victorian Government works hard every day with the goal of supporting the aspirations of all Victorians. I am pleased and feel honoured that the Premier has given me a role that allows me to work more closely with him towards that very goal,” Mr Dimopoulos told The Greek Herald.

“I congratulate all my colleagues who have received different roles in yesterday’s government changes and in particular my colleague and friend of Greek heritage, Nick Staikos, who has been given the role of Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer.”

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