The Federal President of The Nationals Kay Hull AO has today congratulated The Hon Barnaby Joyce on his election as the Leader of The Nationals and has recognised the incredible service that The Hon Michael McCormack has provided during his time as Leader.
“It is a great honour to be elected to the leadership of our great Party and I know that Barnaby Joyce understands this responsibility and will work hard to give voice to and represent the interests of those Australians who live outside our capital cities.
“I want to pay tribute to Michael McCormack, who for more than three years, has led The Nationals with passion and commitment and has helped deliver record investment in the regions and their communities.
“Michael is a man of honour and decency; he has repeatedly stood up for regional Australia and represents the best values of The Nationals.
“Each of the Members and Senators who sit in The Nationals party room are dedicated to serving those living in Rural Regional and Remote Australia and that strength of representation will continue in a unified way as they continue to robustly represent our communities.
“For over 100 years, The Nationals have remained intently focussed on improving the lives of regional Australians and this will continue to be The Nationals goal into the future.”