Michael McCormack (Australian politician)

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Michael McCormack

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18th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
In office
26 February 2018 – 21 June 2021
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
Preceded byBarnaby Joyce
Succeeded byBarnaby Joyce
Leader of the National Party
In office
26 February 2018 – 21 June 2021
DeputyBridget McKenzie
Preceded byBarnaby Joyce
Succeeded byBarnaby Joyce
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Infrastructure & Transport (Feb. 2018 - Aug. 2018)
Assumed office
26 February 2018
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
Preceded byBarnaby Joyce
Minister for Defence Personnel
In office
20 December 2017 – 5 March 2018
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byDan Tehan
Succeeded byDarren Chester
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
In office
20 December 2017 – 5 March 2018
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byDan Tehan
Succeeded byDarren Chester
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
In office
20 December 2017 – 5 March 2018
Preceded byDan Tehan
Succeeded byDarren Chester
Minister for Small Business
In office
19 July 2016 – 20 December 2017
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byKelly O'Dwyer
Succeeded byCraig Laundy (as Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation)
Assistant Minister for Defence
In office
18 February 2016 – 19 July 2016
Prime MinisterMalcolm Turnbull
Preceded byDarren Chester
Succeeded bypost abolished
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Riverina
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Preceded byKay Hull
Personal details
Born
Michael Francis McCormack

(1964-08-02) 2 August 1964 (age 57)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Political partyNational
Spouse(s)Catherine Shaw
Children3
Websitemichaelmccormack.com.au

Michael Francis McCormack (born 2 August 1964) is an Australian politician. He was the leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia from February 2018 until June 2021. He is also Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development.

McCormack has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2010, representing the Division of Riverina in New South Wales. He was a newspaper editor before entering politics.[1]

McCormack was removed as party leader on 21 June 2021 in a National Party leadership spill, with Barnaby Joyce taking over as leader.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Candidates bare all". The Age News. 14 August 2013. When was the last time you cried? When my father, Lance, died in 2008.
  2. Remeikis, Amy (2021-06-21). "Australia politics live news: Barnaby Joyce new deputy PM after Nationals spill; NSW reports two new Covid cases". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2021-06-21.