I just wanted to offer my congratulations to the new members of both the Cabinet and the Senate.
I admit, I was somewhat surprised by some elements of the selection to both the Cabinet and the Senate, and I do wonder if the personal aptitudes of the individuals involved make them the best suited for their appointed positions. However, I do believe they are all dedicated and hard-working individuals and, with any luck, they will grow into their new positions.
I am intrigued by some elements of the new Ministries, but for the most part I think they are okay and generally progressive.
I admit there is some concern that Premier Cox might be perceived to have attempted to make appointments for the sake of Party unity rather than on the basis of best possible aptitudes. There is a risk that in so doing, in trying to please everyone (and there are some appointments designed as concessions to non-PLP), one risks alienating everyone.
At the moment though, I am willing to give the new appointments the benefit of the doubt, and I offer my congratulations to them as such.