Greenway MP Michelle Rowland said she was humbled by her recent appointment to the federal shadow ministry.
''It is a great privilege to be appointed to the shadow portfolios of Citizenship and Multiculturalism and Assisting on Communications,'' Ms Rowland said.
''To be appointed to Labor’s shadow ministry is an extremely humbling experience and I am very thankful to be given this opportunity.
''In both the multicultural affairs and communications spaces, I look forward to actively engaging with all stakeholders and communities to ensure Labor is developing the right policies for all Australians.
''I would also like to pay tribute to all my predecessors in multicultural affairs, including the work done by Kate Lundy and Matt Thistlethwaite and I will look to build on the fantastic relationships they have fostered with different communities across the country.
''I would also like to acknowledge the great efforts of Stephen Conroy, Anthony Albanese, Sharon Bird and Ed Husic in their previous roles in the communications portfolio.
''I am very keen to continue that great work with the new Shadow Minister Jason Clare.
''Access to affordable, high-speed broadband is universally recognised as integral to productivity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of civil society.
''I look forward to working as part of Labor's team to prosecute the case to deliver the National Broadband Network for the benefit of all Australians.''