Bowen takes over shadow health portfolio from King

Former shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has been named as the new spokesperson for health for the federal opposition, with Tasmanian MP Julie Collins taking on ageing and mental health.

Catherine King, who was shadow health minister for six years, has been moved to the infrastructure, transport and regional development portfolio.

Former leader Bill Shorten has been given the portfolio of the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and NSW MP Linda Burney takes Indigenous Australians as well as families and social services.

Michelle Rowland keeps the shadow communications portfolio, while Brendan O'Connor is industry and science minister.

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