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Campbell keeps transport in ‘stable’ NSW ministry

BREAKING NEWS: Industry spared instability, with David Campbell retaining transport under new premier

December 8, 2009

The transport industry has been spared yet another ministerial change in New South Wales, with David Campbell retaining the transport portfolio under new premier Kristina Keneally.

Keneally says the limited reshuffle is about “stability” and “rebuilding trust with the community” after ousting Nathan Rees as leader last week.

Former roads minister Eric Roozendaal has been named a special minister of state with responsibility for delivery of “nation building” and job-creating stimulus, on top of his Treasury responsibilities.

Linda Burney has been named minister for the State Plan in addition to her community services portfolio, while Frank Sartor returns to cabinet as environment minister.

Tony Kelly, dumped by Rees before his own demise, has been restored to the planning portfolio.

Campbell took on Michael Daley’s roads portfolio in September, merging it with his existing rail and public transport responsibilities.

Before then, four ministers had served in the roads portfolio stretching back to Michael Costa and the controversial Carl Scully in 2005.

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