IT'S business as usual for Ed Husic after he was reinstated as Labor Chifley MP.
Mr Husic received 53.32 per cent of first preference votes on election night, compared to Liberal candidate Isabelle White who received 31.74 per cent.
Husic's vote increased to 61.14 on a two-party preferred basis.
"It's not just a job," Mr Husic told the Sun on Monday.
"You get deeply involved personally, fighting for additional services and speaking up for your constituents.
"It will be tough being in opposition but I'll have more scope to do more in the area.
"We'll be fighting to ensure families aren't affected by cuts about to be unleashed by the Coalition.
"I'll be doing whatever I can to improve healthcare and broadband, and boosting jobs in this area, particularly in the private business sector."
The mood among Labor MPs who retained their seats remains high.
"We would be in a totally different situation if it wasn't for Kevin Rudd," Mr Husic said.
"A lot of pundits thought we'd be wiped out.
"But people realised the quality and high calibre of MPs out here.
"I'm over the moon for Michelle Rowland [Greenway Labor MP]."
It's unknown whether the former parliamentary secretary will be part of the shadow ministry.
"We'll see what happens," Mr Husic said.
"I'm happy to play a role whenever needed but my main focus will always be on my electorate."