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Michael McCormack (Australian politician)

Australian politician, 18th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia

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Michael McCormack (Australian politician): Australian politician, 18th Deputy Prime Minister of Australia
Michael Francis McCormack is an Australian politician who 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, having previously served as Minister for Defence Personnel and Minister for Veterans' Affairs from 2017 to 2018. 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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Federal government accuses ANZ of 'virtue signalling' for adopting carbon targets as a condition of lending

Michael McCormack and David Littleproud say the move unfairly penalises farmers.
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Michael McCormack backtracks on BLM protest link to Melbourne's coronavirus outbreak

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has accepted he was wrong to link a Black Lives Matter rally to the outbreak of Victoria's second coronavirus wave.
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McCormack pulled up on BLM virus link

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has accepted he was wrong to link a Black Lives Matter rally to the outbreak of Victoria's second coronavirus wave.
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Results in Eden-Monaro by-election expected to be a 'close call', Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says

The by-election in the former bellwether seat is the first test of political campaigning in Australia in the era of COVID-19.
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Family of Karm Gilespie urge friends to stop speculating as he faces death penalty in China

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says officials are doing everything they can to help an Australian man sentenced to death in China.
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Government doing 'all it can' for Australian man sentenced to death in China

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says officials are doing everything they can to help an Australian man sentenced to death in China.
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Government 'very concerned' by reports China could stop buying Australian coal

Nationals leader Michael McCormack says reports Chinese state-owned power plants are being told to use local coal is concerning for Australian exporters.
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'You have failed': John Barilaro unleashes on Michael McCormack in leaked text messages

A series of leaked text messages show NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro's fury over the handling of the Nationals' candidate selection process for the Eden-Monaro by-election.
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Michael McCormack dismisses safety concerns about track where train derailed in Victoria

Victoria's rail union says the section of track where a train derailed on Thursday, killing two people, needed maintenance.
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Michael McCormack won't change Nationals’ leadership rules, despite challenge

Nationals leader Michael McCormack says he has no intention of stepping down and dismissed suggestions some of his coalition colleagues want him to go.
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'I'm the leader': Michael McCormack dismisses talk of division in Nationals

Michael McCormack says he fully intends to remain leader of the party.
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McCormack digs in as Nationals leader

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has brushed off a report of another push to remove him, insisting he will stay on through the next election.
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Australian deputy prime minister survives leadership challenge, for now

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack on Tuesday survived a leadership challenge in a party room vote of the National Party – the junior partner in the coalition government.
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Michael McCormack defeats Barnaby Joyce to retain Nationals leadership

Michael McCormack has retained his role as leader of the Nationals party, saying there has "never before been such an important time" for the party.
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Michael McCormack retains Nationals leadership, David Littleproud named as deputy

Michael McCormack has retained his role as leader of the Nationals party, saying there has "never before been such an important time" for the party.
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Michael McCormack warns colleagues against 'tearing down' Nationals ahead of leadership challenge

Barnaby Joyce will try to get his old job of Nationals leader back when the party meets in Canberra on Tuesday.
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'There will be a spill': Barnaby Joyce to challenge Michael McCormack for Nationals leadership

The Nationals look set to spill the leader's position on Tuesday.
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'There is no vacancy': Michael McCormack rejects rumours of Nationals leadership spill

The resignation of Bridget McKenzie over the contentious sports grants affair has triggered speculation of a potential leadership challenge to Nationals Leader Michael McCormack.
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Barnaby Joyce prepared to challenge for Nationals leadership

Barnaby Joyce will stand for the leadership of the federal Nationals if Michael McCormack's position is spilled along with the deputy position.
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'I thought of you': Wagga Wagga Councillor sends emotional message to Deputy PM

A Labor councillor has penned an emotional open letter to Michael McCormack after her family was forced to shelter from an out-of-control fire.
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As bushfires burn, Australia’s acting PM says we 'absolutely' need to do more about climate change

Acting prime minister Michael McCormack says Australia "absolutely" must do more to tackle climate change.
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Australia 'absolutely' needs to do more to fight climate change: Acting PM

Acting prime minister Michael McCormack says Australia "absolutely" must do more to tackle climate change.
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Climate activists rally outside NSW parliament

Climate activists have rallied outside New South Wales parliament following comments by the Deputy Prime Minister yesterday. Michael McCormack slammed comments that linked climate change to the..
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NSW bushfires: Michael McCormack's an "ignorant Luddite"

The Deputy PM's comments have angered many NSW farmers fighting fires at home.
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NSW mayor slams deputy PM’s 'insulting' climate change attack during bushfires

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has attacked people for linking climate change to conditions which enabled fires in NSW and Queensland to take hold.
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Deputy PM slammed after attacking 'woke capital city greenies' during bushfires

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has attacked people for linking climate change to conditions which enabled fires in NSW and Queensland to take hold.
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Climate link to bushfires riles deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has attacked people for linking climate change to conditions which enabled fires in NSW and Queensland to take hold.
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Barnaby Joyce threatens to quit after colleagues fire back over abortion laws

Acting prime minister Michael McCormack says the NSW abortion bill is up to state parliament, after Barnaby Joyce called on the leader to speak out against it.
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Barnaby lobbied PM and leader on abortion

Acting prime minister Michael McCormack says the NSW abortion bill is up to state parliament, after Barnaby Joyce called on the leader to speak out against it.
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McCormack apologises to Pacific over 'pick our fruit' climate change comment

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has apologised for saying Pacific nationals affected by climate change will survive by picking Australian fruit.
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Deputy PM apologises for Pacific comments

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has apologised for saying Pacific nationals affected by climate change will survive by picking Australian fruit.
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Deputy PM tells unemployed regional Australians to 'move towns' for a job

Michael McCormack says people in regional areas should move out of their home towns to find a job in response to calls to raise Newstart.
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