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Michael McCormack

Michael McCormack was elected as The Nationals’ Member for Riverina on 21 August 2010, and has lived and worked in the Riverina all his life. Following the 2013 Federal Election, Mr McCormack was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance, then Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister in September 2015 where he worked alongside The Nationals’ Leader and Deputy Prime Minister, Warren Truss, in the administration of regional development programmes. A reshuffle in February 2016, following the retirement of Mr Truss, saw Mr McCormack become Assistant Minister for Defence, a portfolio with key ties to the Riverina which has two major defence bases – RAAF Base Wagga and the Home of the Solider at Kapooka. Mr McCormack has a keen interest in military history, particularly World War I, and each year produces ANZAC booklets with an emphasis on encouraging school students to write poems or short stories about ANZAC Day in the Riverina and what it means to them. Prior to entering Parliament, Mr McCormack began his journalism cadetship with The Daily Advertiser newspaper in Wagga Wagga in 1981, and was appointed to the newspaper’s editorship in 1991. At the age of 27, he was the youngest person appointed to edit a daily newspaper in Australasia at the time. He was appointed Justice of the Peace in New South Wales in 1999. He then co-founded a small media and publishing business in Wagga Wagga, which he owned and operated in partnership until he was elected to Parliament in 2010. In February 2018, Mr McCormack, became the leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia.
Bio last updated 30 Aug 2018

Positions - Current

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Leader
The Nationals Party of Australia
The Nationals Party of Australia
2018
Deputy Prime Minister
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2018
Minister for Infrastructure & Transport
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2018
Federal Member for Riverina, NSW
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2010

Positions - Previous

PositionCompanyYearCompany's current rankWA staff
Minister for Defence Personnel
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2017 - 2018
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2017 - 2018
Minister for Small Business
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2016 - 2017
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2013 - 2016
Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2015 - 2016
Assistant Minister for Defence
Parliament of Australia
Parliament of Australia
2016 - 2016

Mergers & Acquisitions Deals

AnnouncedBidderTargetTransaction TypeTotal Value
23/06/11APA GroupGriffin GroupAsset sale$171.0m>>

Roles

2018
Deputy Prime Minister
2018
Minister for Infrastructure & Transport
Year started and most recent title

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