Senator Richard Colbeck thanked Prime Minister elect Tony Abbott for recognising his work in opposition as Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
Senator Colbeck was today named Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture and will assist the new Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce MP.
"I look forward to implementing the policy that I spent time developing in opposition," Senator Colbeck said.
"Agriculture is one of the Five Pillars of the economy and a vital part of the economy in Tasmania."
"I look forward to working with Barnaby Joyce who has been appointed Minister for Agriculture."
Senator Colbeck said the Coalition would begin to implement the policy measures announced during the election campaign.