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Shorten names team

Carr on cars: Senator Kim Carr will return to Labor’s front bench as the shadow minister for industry as part of Bill Shorten’s changes to the shadow cabinet.

Payback from the left leads to expanded Labor front bench

25 Jul 2016

- Bill Shorten has been forced to expand Labor’s front bench of shadow ministers after the party’s left faction tried to have former industry minister Kim Carr dumped because he supported Mr Shorten in the party’s leadership contest three years ago.

- Senator Carr, a member of Victoria’s socialist left faction, has retained responsibility for industry and innovation, the latter making him a key party spokesman given the Turnbull government’s emphasis on innovation as a job creator.

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