I congratulate Michael McCormack on his appointment as Leader of The National Party and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.
Michael has been an outstanding performer in our party since 2010 as the Member for Riverina and his subsequent appointments as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Assistant Minister for Defence, Minister for Small Business, Minister for Veteran’s Affairs, Defence Personnel and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC.
Michael and our strong leadership team will continue to build on the long list of achievements that are being delivered by The Nationals, including building dams, new mobile phone towers and the iconic Inland Rail.
Our team will be focused on our growing local economies through investments in agriculture, working with the resources sector and our ongoing commitment to putting jobs into the regions.
I look forward to working together with Michael in his role as Leader of The Nationals, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport.