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Michael McCormack

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18th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
Assumed office
26 February 2018
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
Preceded by Barnaby Joyce
Leader of the National Party
Assumed office
26 February 2018
Deputy Bridget McKenzie
Preceded by Barnaby Joyce
Minister for Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development
Infrastructure & Transport (Feb. 2018 - Aug. 2018)
Assumed office
26 February 2018
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Scott Morrison
Preceded by Barnaby Joyce
Minister for Defence Personnel
In office
20 December 2017 – 5 March 2018
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Dan Tehan
Succeeded by Darren Chester
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
In office
20 December 2017 – 5 March 2018
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Dan Tehan
Succeeded by Darren Chester
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
In office
20 December 2017 – 5 March 2018
Preceded by Dan Tehan
Succeeded by Darren Chester
Minister for Small Business
In office
19 July 2016 – 20 December 2017
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Kelly O'Dwyer
Succeeded by Craig 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 Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Preceded by Darren Chester
Succeeded by post abolished
Member of the Australian Parliament
for Riverina
Assumed office
21 August 2010
Preceded by Kay Hull
Personal details
Born
Michael Francis McCormack

2 August 1964 (1964-08-02) (age 56)
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Political party National
Spouse(s) Catherine Shaw
Children 3

Michael Francis McCormack (born 2 August 1964) is an Australian politician. He has been leader of the National Party and Deputy Prime Minister of Australia since February 2018. 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.


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