Bill Shorten has hinted he'll elevate West Australian indigenous leader Pat Dodson to cabinet if Labor wins the May 18 election.
"We've got processes in the party that I will need to go through but all things being equal I expect there would be a West Australian in cabinet," Mr Shorten told The West Australian ahead of campaigning in Perth on Wednesday.
"We've still got to win the election (but) I am a big fan of Patrick Dodson."
No West Australian is a member of the current Labor shadow cabinet.
Australian Associated Press