"What is the role of Deputy Leader of the Opposition?"

Thanks for your question. The role of Deputy Leader of the Opposition is to support the Leader of the Opposition. This role can vary depending on the person in the job and the party they are in, but generally they help the Leader of the Opposition fulfil their duties. They do this by:

The Deputy Leader of the Opposition also holds the role of a shadow minister (such as shadow minister for foreign affairs, shadow treasurer etc.). As a member of the House of Representatives, they also need to represent their electorate.

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