Labor frontbencher Ed Husic has announced that he will not regain his position on Wednesday to make room for Kristina Keneally.
When he spoke to his voters on Facebook, Husic said that he had loved his role as shadow minister for human services, he would not be re-elected.
& # 39; Instead, I support my good friend Kristina Keneally for that place & # 39 ;, he wrote.
& # 39; We need to make sure that someone from Kristina's huge talents has the ability to make a powerful contribution to the front line, in the senate. & # 39;
The move comes just a few hours after the new Labor Leader Anthony Albanese said he wanted Mrs. Keneally in his front seat, after criticizing the number of women who had appointed the party to leadership positions.
Former shadow minister for Human Services Ed Husic says he will resign to make way for Kristina Keneally after the new Labor Leader Anthony Albanese was beaten for a lack of leadership
Mrs. Keneally played a prominent role in the election campaign, and Mr. Albanese said the & # 39; best team & # 39; that he could have included her.
But the labor rules dictate that there is a certain number of places for members of the left and right factions of the party, so to take a place, someone would have to resign.
Mr Albanese will discuss his caucus in Canberra on Thursday to make new arrangements, following the election loss on 18 May.
The caucus will determine who will receive a shadow ministry, but Mr Albanese will choose portfolios.
He plans to convene a meeting of the shadow ministry next week after the announcement of the portfolios on Sunday or Monday.
Mr. Husic didn't seem embittered about running away from his job, claiming it was best for him and the party.
& # 39; In the aftermath of the federal elections, there are things we need to do to rebuild our reputation – especially in the place I love, Western Sydney – and I will do exactly that, & # 39; he wrote.
Mrs. Keneally thanked Mr. Husic for his support on Twitter and told follower that she was sure that he would play a major role in an Albanian Labor government & # 39;
Ms. Keneally, a former NSW prime minister, made a statement shortly after in which she thanked Mr. Husic for his support and claimed that he would continue to play a prominent role in the opposition.
& # 39; I thank my good friend Ed Husic for his gracious and strong support for me to stand in front of the front bench & # 39 ;, she wrote on Twitter.
& # 39; Ed is talented, he enjoys broad support in the NSW Right & across the ALP. I am sure he will play a major role in an Albanian Labor government. & # 39;
Mrs. Kenneally became the member for Heffron after her sitting Deirdre Grusovin was dumped in 2003.
Labor & # 39; s rules for positive action dictated that a woman had to run for the chair, so she was chosen above her husband of labor economist Ben, to stand, Fairfax reported.
She was in the parliament of NSW as the member for Heffron from 2003 to 2012, and then took over the then prime minister Nathan Rees during a leading spill in 2009.
She took the party to the 2011 elections, hoping Labor was re-elected for a fifth term, but her campaign ended with a catastrophic loss.
A poll on the eve of the elections showed that Labor's support was at a historic low of 23 percent.
At the election, the largest in Australian history, labor lost a 16.5 percent blow to them, and Mrs. Keneally resigned from her position as a leader and returned to the back seat.
More than a year later, she resigned from the NSW parliament and became the head of Basketball Australia. She resigned two years later and became a Sky News commentator in 2014.
In 2017, Mrs. Keneally was asked to be a prominent candidate for Bennelong's seat.
She lost the previous MP, John Alexander, but was able to make the previously safe liberal chair marginal.
In February 2018, she was appointed to the Senate to take over Sam Dastyari.
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