Angie Bell given historical Shadow Ministry position with ECEC focus
Member for Moncrieff, Angie Bell MP, has made history today, being appointed as the first dedicated early childhood education minister in a Coalition Ministry, whether it be Shadow or otherwise.
Ms Bell has been announced as the Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Youth in Peter Dutton’s Coalition Ministry, one of ten women gaining front bench positions..
“It has been my greatest honour to represent the central Gold Coast community in Canberra. I will continue to advocate and fight for the electorate of Moncrieff in my new appointment as Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Education and Youth,” Ms Bell said.
“The portfolio of Early Childhood Education and Youth is very close to my heart as it represents the future of our country. I will be a strong voice for young Australians and will listen to their concerns.”
The Shadow Minister pledged to work closely with families and the early childhood sector to ensure the policies promised by Labor at the last election will be acted on by the Albanese Government.
Ms Bell was elected to the House of Representatives for Moncrieff, Queensland in 2019 and has participated in a number of standing committees including Education and Training.
Prior to entering Parliament Ms Bell held senior positions at LNP Women Queensland, where she was both President and Vice President over the course of 2016 to 2019.
Ms Bell is one of eleven other female Ministers appointed across both the Shadow Ministry and Outer Shadow Ministry, the most in the Coalition’s history.
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