Lundy loses shadow IT post, wins manufacturing

Lundy loses shadow IT post, wins manufacturing

Labor's long-standing IT spokeswoman Senator Kate Lundy has been replaced as part of Mark Latham's new shadow cabinet announced on Tuesday.

Senator Lundy will move to manufacturing and consumer affairs with Latham announcing that IT and communications will be rolled into one portfolio and headed by deputy leader in the senate Stephen Conroy.

He replaces former communications spokesman Lindsay Tanner who moved to the backbench as part of a shadow ministry exodus - which included Kim Beazley, Bob McMullan and John Faulkner - of Labor's most talented frontbenchers.

Computerworld understands industry groups were keen to see IT and communications returned to one portfolio to take on the sale of Telstra and media cross ownership laws to be tackled by IT and Communications Minister Senator Helen Coonan who retained her portfolio after the recent federal election.

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