Reshuffle

Written By: - Date published: 12:39 pm, October 31st, 2007 - 28 comments
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Three new cabinet ministers (Maharey’s retiring, Burton’s returned to the backbench, and Benson-Pope’s old place was still open):

Steve Chadwick becomes Minister of Conservation, Women’s Affairs, and Associate Health

Maryan Street becomes Minister of Housing, Minister for ACC, along with Associate Minister for Economic Development and Associate Tertiary Education

Shane Jones becomes Minister for Building and Construction, Associate Minister of Treaty Negotiations, Associate Immigration and Associate Minister of Trade

Darren Hughes becomes a Minister outside Cabinet with responsibilities as Minister of Statistics, Associate Minister of Social Development and Employment, and Deputy Leader of the House

Portolios were reallocated, from the press release, the most significant were:

  • Michael Cullen takes on the Treaty Negotiations portfolio in addition to finance
  • Phil Goff adds the Corrections portfolio to his responsibilities
  • Annette King takes on the Justice portfolio, and retains Transport and Police
  • Pete Hodgson becomes Minister for Economic Development, Tertiary Education, and Research Science and Technology
  • Chris Carter becomes Minister of Education and retains Ethnic Affairs
  • David Cunliffe becomes Minister of Health, and continues his responsibilities in Communications and Information Technology
  • Trevor Mallard becomes Minister of Broadcasting, the Environment, and Labour, and retains SOEs and Associate Finance
  • Ruth Dyson becomes Minister of Social Development and Employment, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector and retains Senior Citizens and Disability Issues responsibilities
  • Lianne Dalziel takes on Food Safety and Associate Justice in addition to Commerce
  • David Parker adds States Services to his responsibilities
  • Nanaia Mahuta takes on the full Local Government portfolio and Associate Tourism in addition to her other responsibilities
  • Clayton Cosgrove takes on the full Immigration portfolio, Sport and Recreation, Small Business, and responsibility for the Rugby World Cup. He retains Associate Justice and Finance responsibilities.

28 comments on “Reshuffle”

  1. Robinsod 1

    I notice the Herald describes Mallard’s shift from sport to labour a “demotion”. I guess that the rugby world cup and a bit of yachting is more important than the work rights of four million Kiwis. I suspect that APN may be moving to the thousand monkeys with a thousand typewriters model of journalism (it’ll keep their wage bill down I suppose…)

  2. Not a strong reshuffle for Labour.

    It’s good to see Pete Hodgson finally dumped from health! Why did it take so long? He’s been one of the worst Ministers of Health ever (up there with former Health ministers Simon Upton and Helen Clark).

    Unfortunately for Labour, the new ministers of Steve Chadwick and Maryan Street are unlikely to do much for the party. They charisma-free and talent-free zones!

    And putting Trevor Mallard in charge of the Labour portfolio is idiocy! I hope the union movement doesn’t have any real faith in squeezing any crumbs out of this conservative Government.

    Looks like a government in decline.

    Bryce
    http://www.liberation.org.nz

  3. insider 3

    Mallard’s demotion was losing his place on the front bench wasn;t it? I’m surprised how limited his demotion was.

  4. the sprout 4

    “I notice the Herald describes Mallard’s shift from sport to labour a ‘demotion’.”

    that is both hilarious and very telling of the Herald’s biases and talent deficits.

  5. rjs131 5

    How come Judith Tizard wasnt promoted?

  6. r0b 6

    Bryce – Health is a difficult portfolio, but I think that Hodgson did some good work there. As to Chadwick and Street, you seem rather too quick (and glib) to judge.

    You’re an angry man Bryce. I get it – I wish Labour was lefter and bolder too. But, will you be any less angry under a National government?

  7. Santa Claws 7

    Yawn. It must be really irritating for the cheerleaders to find the media focus on Mallards demotion….

    Stuff: Mallard demoted, Burton out
    Herald: Mallard loses key portfolios in Cabinet reshuffle

    I hope Tiny won’t mind this link, since you boyz seem keen on youtube goodies.

  8. Robinsod 8

    Santa – it’s “Mallard’s” (the apostrophe is possessive).

  9. Santa Claws 9

    Robespierre – Of course it’s. I’m sure Trev wont mind.

    Heres another couple

    SMH: Demotion for NZ punch-up minister
    TheAge: Royal in gay sex video scandal revealed

    (oops no, thats the wrong one!)

  10. Luke 10

    I wonder if Hodgson was mover from Heath to less demanding profiles so he would have more time to concentrate on Labour party strategy. He is well known as being one of Labour’s top strategy people, and was marginal seats organiser in the 80’s. I certainly don’t think he has been dumped, and he hasn’t done anything really wrong in the portfolio.
    Maybe also it’s because his public image is not great and although his new portfolios are important, they do not involve the same public scrutiny.

  11. Robinsod 11

    Yo Santa – I was just concerned for your education, there’s no need to come over all catty. Oh yeah – Fuck off (I think I forgot last time)

  12. Santa Claws 12

    Luke – lets hope Hodgson continues on strategy – he was so effective over Key’s (see R) residences after all.

    Here are a few more headlines that Helen hopes she will never see:

    Mallard to be charged after Henare punch up
    Mallard keen to settle punch-up out of court
    Punch-up at Bellamy’s
    Survivor speaks out about punch-up
    Sweet cherry peppers punch up pork chops
    Mallard punches Carter after kiss in the house

  13. Sam Dixon 13

    The media were already locked into a ‘Mallard demoted’ narrative by the time the reshuffle happened.. as long as he lost Sports that would be the headline

  14. First Time Caller 14

    Interesting re: the Electoral Finance Bill. I had assumed Annette King would be taking over this as new justice minister. But if you listen closely to the PM’s announcement (audio and video is up on scoop’s site) this isn’t the case. The Herald asked who would be taking over responsibility for the bill; Helen Clark: “I think you might find Mr Cosgrove picks up that particular area.”

  15. Robinsod 15

    I hadn’t picked that one up FTC, but it doesn’t surprise me – he’s a very good operator in a stoush.

  16. burt 16

    Irish Bill

    It’s a hospital pass. The bill is a lemon and only the most partisan defenders of the indefensible will admit that.

    Labour are digging their own grave with the EFB. Pity that you plonkers over here on “lowering the standard” can’t look at it and say….”How would we react to it if National introduced it?”. Is it too much to to ask for you guys to be objective?

  17. burt 17

    Ooops, typo…

    The bill is a lemon and if only the most partisan defenders of the indefensible will admit that.

  18. steve23 18

    It is good that an ill tempered thug like Mallard is removed from the Sport Ministry. His presence there did nothing to enhance our nation’s image.
    That male has given maori Bashing a new meaning.

  19. r0b 19

    Burt – “How would we react to it if National introduced it?”

    Now I don’t often agree with Burt. In fact, I don’t recall it ever happening before. But this is actually a useful test for anyone’s policy. How would we feel if the other side introduced it?

    Of course, apart from the Labour policy it has adopted, National is going to do its level best to make it to the next election without telling us what its policies are, so that’s going to make it tricky to apply this test…

  20. burt 20

    rOb

    “Tory Charity” early 2007, fresh policy mid 2007 and now Labour are looking into extending the laws surrounding tory charity. Funny eh, we didn’t need tory charity earlier this year because we have such a great welfare state and now we are looking to make it easier for people to donate via automatic deductions etc. I don’t think a ‘who stole who’s policies” battle is a good thing to start if you are defending a party that has been in power for 8 years.

    So apart from everything is rosy under the Labour led govt, just what are Labour planning for budget 2008, after all budget 2008 is planned for before the election. The ball is well and truly in Labour’s court, are they playing it or are they holding it and pointing at National for not playing it for them?

    The “reverse the parties” and reconsider your reactions test is a great spirit level and also a very good way to differentiate racism from social conditioning. EG: A quota was suggested by Europeans to make sure the All Blacks were 70% European to represent the population of NZ. Just sounds ridiculous but the reverse has been suggested several times.

  21. r0b 21

    Burt, I can’t make much sense of your last post. I guess one of us is too tired to think straight. Just in case it’s me – I’m off to sleep!

  22. gobsmacked 22

    Morning all! Hey, do you need help working out what to think about yesterday’s events? Don’t fret, an “analyst” is here to help, courtesy of Newstalk ZB.

    “A political analyst believes Trevor Mallard has been promoted rather than demoted in Prime Minister Helen Clark’s reshuffle.

    Mr Mallard lost his front bench spot and sports portfolio, but David Farrar says it can hardly be called a demotion when he has scooped up some more important ones. Mr Mallard is now Environment Minister, Labour Minister and Broadcasting Minister. He also retains State Owned Enterprises. Mr Farrar says it is very much the wet bus-ticket syndrome.”

    Thanks for the “analysis”, David! And well done for including Compulsory Cliche #1 (wet bus ticket), but what about Compulsory Cliche #2 (deckchairs, Titanic)?

    In other news: Clark on top of her game and set for 4th term, says expert analyst Professor Peter Davis.

  23. Tane 23

    gobsmacked, what time was that on ZB?

  24. It seems I touched a nerve at The Standard with my evaluation of the latest reshuffle… It hardly makes me a “angry man” because I point out that Maryan Street and Steve Chadwick haven’t been very impressive in politics. Yes – maybe I’ll be proven wrong, and they’ll be very popular and talented in their roles, but surely you can’t help evaluating their poor performance until now.

    No one was surprised to see Hodgson sacked from Health, precisely because he’s been so crap. Labour was elected to turn the health crisis around – but they’ve merely continued and entrenched it.

    Rob – if you are genuinely wanting to see a bold leftwing political programme, I’d advise you not to wait for it from the NZ Labour Party. You’ll turn into a frustrated old man before that ever happens!

    Bryce
    http://www.liberation.org.nz

  25. Robinsod 27

    Bryce – you’re an arse. I’ve been following your comments on this blog for a while and (surprisingly for me) keeping my mouth shut but someone from the libertarian left has to say this mate – you’re living in a dream world if you think bagging Labour with Tory lines (‘cos that’s what you’re recycling) is going to make things better.

    In fact I don’t think you want things to be better, I think you want the opportunity to smugly snipe from the sidelines. Now considering you’re in a privileged position you can afford to stay intellectually pure regardless of party political outcomes and good on you for that. But if you were a minimum wage worker, a beneficiary or pensioner or any other vulnerable New Zealander I suspect you’d be a bit less inclined to treat politics so sanctimoniously. But their problems ain’t yours are they Bryce?

  26. r0b 28

    Bryce, I have to agree with Robinsod’s sentiments (if not his tone). I gave up waiting for change years ago, now I work for it. You could too.

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