Tom Koutsantonis MP gets extra portfolio in SA Cabinet reshuffle

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In a recent South Australian government cabinet reshuffle, Tom Koutsantonis was given an extra portfolio following the resignation of Independent MP, Geoff Brock.

According to ABC News, Koutsantonis will pick up Brock’s portfolio, Regional Roads, adding more to his current role as SA’s Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.

At the ceremony at Government House, Liberal-turned-independent MP, Dan Cregan was also sworn in as Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services, as well as Special Minister of State.

The reshuffle is the first since Labor took office in 2022.(ABC News: Michael Clements)
The reshuffle is the first since Labor took office in 2022. Photo: ABC News/Michael Clements.

Brock will remain in parliament as the Member for Stuart and expressed that his decision to step down as a minister — which follows three heart attacks alongside major heart surgery — was one of the “hardest” he ever had to make.

“This decision to resign now allows me to put all of my energy into my role as the Member for Stuart,” Brock said.

This is Labor’s first reshuffle since the party took power at the state election back in 2022, and has been used by the SA premier, Peter Malinauskas, to expand the ministry.

Source: ABC News

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