in brief Although Senator Nick Minchin is said to have enjoyed the shadow communications role, he hasn't indicated that he would ask to have the position back.
Former Shadow Communications Minister Nick Minchin (Credit: AUSPIC)
resigned from the shadow ministry last week, protesting his party's
support of the government's legislation on the carbon
pollution reduction scheme. Now that Tony Abbott (who had also resigned from the ministry in protest) has been voted in this morning as
the new Liberal Party leader, Minchin could possibly be appointed back
into the shadow communications position.
Yet when asked by ZDNet.com.au whether Minchin would like
to be shadow communications minister again, a spokesperson for the
senator only expressed how Minchin had enjoyed "holding Senator
Conroy to account over his total mishandling of broadband policy".
Abbott would select his new front bench in due course, the
spokesperson pointed out.
"I will serve in whatever capacity the leader will have me to
serve," Minchin said in a statement.