New Deputy Prime Minister

Following the resignation of the Hon Barnaby Joyce MP as the leader of The Nationals, the Hon Michael McCormack MP has been elected as the new leader.

Mar 8, 2018

Mr McCormack's elevation to the leadership means he becomes the Deputy Prime Minister. This is because the Liberal Party of Australia and The Nationals have formed a coalition government, and under this arrangement the Prime Minister is usually drawn from the larger party and the Deputy Prime Minister from the smaller party.