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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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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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Australian deputy PM re-elected after conservative coalition holds power

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack was on Thursday re-elected leader of the junior partner in the coalition government after a strong party showing in last week's election dispelled..
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Nats confirm leadership team in Canberra

National Party MPs are expected to keep Michael McCormack as their leader and Bridget McKenzie as deputy at a meeting in the wake of the coalition election win.
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PM Morrison meets with government chiefs

Department heads have met with Scott Morrison and Michael McCormack as the coalition government gets back to work.
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Nationals meet to firm up leadership

National Party MPs are expected to keep Michael McCormack as their leader and Bridget McKenzie as deputy at a meeting in the wake of the coalition election win.
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Nationals say grassroots play held seats

Nationals leader Michael McCormack is thankful and proud his party held on to its 16 lower house seats at the election.
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Nats could look at gender equality target

Nationals leader Michael McCormack says he is "absolutely" open to a gender equality target to help more women get into federal parliament.
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Nationals leader downplays critical MPs

Nationals leader Michael McCormack will continue campaigning in his NSW electorate of Riverina including a day at the Wagga Wagga races.
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Nationals leader to campaign on home turf

Nationals leader Michael McCormack will continue campaigning in his NSW electorate of Riverina including a day at the Wagga Wagga races.
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Ex-Nats MP seeks water royal commission

Nationals leader Michael McCormack's predecessor in the NSW seat of Riverina believes there should be a water royal commission.
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NSW town honours Fischer as Nats campaign

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has lauded former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer as the election campaign continues.
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Nationals back stringent vetting processes

Nationals leader Michael McCormack says tighter membership rules have helped the party weed out extremists.
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Nationals campaign in Coffs to save seat

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has faced questions from locals about the Coffs Harbour bypass as he campaigned in Cowper.
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'A female-friendly party': McCormack swears Nationals don’t have a woman problem

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says the Nationals don't have a problem with women despite having just two female federal parliamentarians.
SBS - Published

Nats leader rebuffs calls for dole rise

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has rejected calls for a Newstart increase, saying the dole should not be at a level which makes it attractive.
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Nats don't have woman problem: McCormack

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says the Nationals don't have a problem with women despite having just two female federal parliamentarians.
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Nationals leader's candid branch meeting

Nationals leader Michael McCormack gave AAP access to a branch meeting in his electorate when about 15 party members grilled him on policy.
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Deputy PM stages revealing Cowra breakout

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has answered about 15 party members' questions candidly at an RSL in Cowra.
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McCormack looks to shore up weak NSW seat

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack will announce $10 million for a Coffs Harbour industrial estate as the Nationals try to save the NSW seat of Cowper.
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Coalition promises new water authority

Nationals leader Michael McCormack will outline the coalition's plan for a new statutory authority to plan and manage Australia's water diversion projects.
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McCormack defends preferences, saying Nationals 'more aligned' with One Nation

Nationals Leader Michael McCormack has defended the party's decision to preference One Nation above Greens and Labor.
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Nationals leader Michael McCormack pledges farm visa action

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has vowed to forge ahead with an agricultural visa, despite Scott Morrison pointing to existing labour programs.
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Nationals leader supports coup safeguards

Nationals leader Michael McCormack says his party should follow the Liberals' lead to make it harder to dump deputy prime ministers involved in election wins.
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Nats aim to prevail in bitter Qld battle

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has hit the wombat trail in Mackay, with the aim of boosting controversial MP George Christensen's re-election hopes.
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Nats' wombat trail may not visit Barnaby

Deputy PM Michael McCormack may not visit Barnaby Joyce's NSW seat of New England as the Nationals leader travels the party's election campaign "wombat trail".
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Deputy PM burrows into Qld marginal seat

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has hit the wombat trail in Mackay, with the aim of boosting controversial MP George Christensen's re-election hopes.
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Jetsetting MP 'settled down': Nats leader

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says he was concerned with Queensland Nationals MP George Christensen's overseas travel, which has now stopped.
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Nats MP to return if elected, leader says

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack is confident crossbench MP Kevin Hogan will officially rejoin the Nationals if re-elected.
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Questions over indigenous dam consultation

An indigenous leader has interrupted Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack during a media conference to question a north Queensland dam project.
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Inland rail sparks angst in Nats heartland

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has met with farmers concerned about the route of the federal government's inland rail project.
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Nats pump up water project in Queensland

The coalition will promise $10 million for a north Queensland irrigation project when Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack campaigns in Cairns.
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Nationals prefer One Nation ahead of Labor

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has taken the party's "wombat trail" to the NSW city of Dubbo where he will unveil a new drought assistance package.
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From journalist to deputy prime minister: Who is Michael McCormack?

The leader of the Nationals, Michael McCormack, is finding it difficult to step out of his predecessor's shadow, experts say.
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Nats leader rejects new water inquiry call

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has rejected fresh calls from a senior coalition figure for a royal commission into water management.
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Nationals embark on wombat trail in Dubbo

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has taken the party's "wombat trail" to the NSW city of Dubbo where he will unveil a new drought assistance package.
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Senior Nationals back MP over Manila trips

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says he has faith in Nationals MP George Christensen now his frequent overseas trips have stopped.
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Nats boss backs MP after trips abroad end

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack says he has faith in Nationals MP George Christensen now his frequent overseas trips have stopped.
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Nationals to weigh One Nation preferences

Nationals leader Michael McCormack says a final decision on where the party preferences One Nation in Tasmania won't be made until nominations close.
SBS - Published

From the country to Canberra: Who is Nationals leader Michael McCormack?

Michael McCormack's brief time as leader of the Nationals has been eventful. SBS News takes a look at his political career ahead of the May election.
SBS - Published

Tax cuts, dams on Nationals' poll agenda

Nationals leader Michael McCormack will campaign on lower taxes and regional infrastructure projects during the federal election campaign.
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Poll challenge for bland McCormack

Michael McCormack, who fell into the deputy prime ministership, is still to convince his Nationals that he has the qualities the party needs.
SBS - Published

Daunting election for under-fire Nationals

Nationals leader Michael McCormack faces an uphill battle to keep his job if the party suffers expected losses at the federal election.
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Nats facing crucial leadership crossroads

Nationals leader Michael McCormack is likely to keep his job until after the election when Barnaby Joyce could get his chance to make a comeback.
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Joyce retreats from Nats leadership talk

Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has backed Michael McCormack to lead the Nationals to the federal election, downplaying rumblings he could challenge.
SBS - Published

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