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Sir Robert David Muldoon, also known as Rob Muldoon, was a New Zealand politician who served as the 31st Prime Minister of New Zealand, from 1975 to 1984, while Leader of the National Party.
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The list below contains a list of Muldoon's shadow ministers and their respective roles.
|1||Hon Robert Muldoon|| Leader of the Opposition |
Shadow Minister of Finance
|2||Hon Brian Talboys||Deputy Leader of the Opposition|
Shadow Minister of Regional Development
|3||Hon Peter Gordon||Shadow Minister of Labour|
Shadow Minister of Immigration
Shadow Minister of State Services
|4||Hon Lance Adams-Schneider||Shadow Minister of Manufacturing|
Shadow Minister of Commerce
|5||David Thomson||Shadow Minister of Justice|
|6||Hon George Gair||Shadow Minister of Housing|
|7||Hon Les Gandar||Shadow Minister of Education|
Shadow Minister of Science & Technology
|8||Frank Gill||Shadow Minister of Health|
Shadow Minister of Social Welfare
Shadow Minister of Superannuation
|9||Colin McLachlan||Shadow Minister of Transport|
Shadow Minister of Aviation
|10||Rt Hon Sir Keith Holyoake||Shadow Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|11||Rt Hon Sir Jack Marshall||Shadow Minister of Overseas Trade|
|12||Bill Young||Shadow Minister of Roading|
Shadow Minister of Women's Affairs
|13||Hon Eric Holland||Shadow Minister of Energy|
|14||Hon Allan McCready||Shadow Minister of Defence|
Shadow Minister of Forestry
|15||Hon Bert Walker||Shadow Minister of Railways|
Shadow Minister of Broadcasting
Shadow Minister of Communications
|16||Hon Allan Highet||Shadow Minister of Internal Affairs|
Shadow Minister of Local Government
Shadow Minister for the Arts
|17||Peter Wilkinson||Shadow Attorney-General|
Shadow Minister of Police
|18||Hon Venn Young||Shadow Minister of Maori Affairs|
Shadow Minister for the Environment
|19||Harry Lapwood||Shadow Postmaster-General|
Shadow Minister of Tourism
|20||Hon Douglas Carter||Shadow Minister of Agriculture|
|21||Hon Percy Allen||Shadow Minister of Lands|
|22||Richard Harrison||Senior Whip|
|23||Jim Bolger||Shadow Minister of Rural Affairs|
|24||Jack Luxton||Shadow Minister of Fisheries|
Shadow Minister of Pacific Islands Affairs
|25||Leo Schultz||Shadow Minister of Mines|
|26||Ken Comber||Shadow Minister of Sport & Recreation|
|27||Rob Talbot||Shadow Minister of Forests|
|28||Bill Birch||Junior Whip|
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